Old CD’s: Games, Encyclopedia, Apps.

Reviews About Old Software on CD-ROM from the 1990’s

Science Sites September 1996 May 23, 2009

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Science On the Web

THE ENIGMA PROJECT HOMEPAGE

Investigations of unexplained phenomena that avoid sensationalism. UFOs, cryptozoology (unknown animals), parapsychology, Fortean events (strange rains), and more (more…)

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A Field Trip to the Sky May 21, 2009

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A Field Trip to the Sky

Heavy with a cosmic amount of information about the solar system, A Field Trip to the Sky (Sunburst Communications)is an educational CD-ROM that comes with a supplementary student guide (more…)

 

Nature Collector: Freshwater Fish, The May 20, 2009

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The Nature Collector: Freshwater Fish

Something stinks in The Nature Collector: Freshwater Fish (AnimaTek International), and it isn’t the virtual fish. It’s the music – the most insipid, droning synthesizer you are ever likely to hear on a CD-ROM (more…)

 

Fun With Electronics April 18, 2009

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Fun With Electronics

Fun With Electronics (Philips Interactive Media ages 8 & up) brings back that old sixth-grade standby, the “do it yourself” electronics kit (more…)

 

Origins of Mankind April 17, 2009

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Origins of Mankind

Origins of Mankind (Maris Multimedia) explores a fascinating subject; if the creators of this disc had possessed a unique multimedia slant on the topic, this might have been a fascinating CD-ROM (more…)

 

Microsoft Explorapedia: The World of Nature March 10, 2009

Microsoft Explorapedia: The World of Nature

Microsoft Explorapedia: The World of Nature (Microsoft Corp., ages 6 – 10), based on Dorling Kindersley’s Children’s Encyclopedia, gets just about everything right. Tad, your frog guide, based in his “frogship”, will help you find your way through this very rich program (more…)

 

Ocean Voyager March 8, 2009

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Ocean Voyager

Save Arpo the seal and clean up the toxins threatening to destroy the oceans! These are your two goals in Ocean Voyager (GraphixZone – ages 8 & up), an undersea exploration game that casts you in the role of a submarine captain (more…)