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

Explora1: Peter Gabriel’s Secret World May 25, 2009

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Music

Explora1: Peter Gabriel’s Secret World

Another high profile, high production-value CD-ROM is Explora1: Peter Gabriel’s Secret World (InterPlay Productions). The main screen consists of a photo-montage of Gabriel’s face; clicking on one of the four pieces takes you to a corresponding part of the program (more…)

 

What’s the Secret’ Volume II February 6, 2009

What’s the Secret? Volume II

What’s the Secret? Volume II (3M Learning Software – ages 7-13) is even better than Volume I. This time the major topics to explore are flight, the Arctic, the brain, and glue. Based on the excellent PBS series Newton’s Apple, produced by KTCA in St (more…)

 

What’s the Secret’ Volume II January 30, 2009

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Kid’s Education

What’s the Secret? Volume II

What’s the Secret? Volume II (3M Learning Software – ages 7-13) is even better than Volume I. This time the major topics to explore are flight, the Arctic, the brain, and glue (more…)

 

Top Secret Decoder December 5, 2008

Games

Top Secret Decoder

The Top Secret Decoder Ring gets a makeover in Top Secret Decoder (Houghton Mifflin Interactive – ages 8-12), a simple but entertaining program for kids that really only lets you do two things (more…)

 

Dracula’s Secret November 7, 2008

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Games

Dracula’s Secret

Dracula’s Secret (Corel CD Home – all ages) is a spooky journey through Transylvania followed by a legitimate fright night spent on the Count’s grounds. The game is a bit light on content – there are about 25 screens altogether – and, because the install program doesn’t put much on your hard drive, it runs at a crawl (more…)