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

Sail Away! May 29, 2009

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Sail Away!

If you prefer your boating without mechanical propulsion, take a look at Sail Away! (Scanrom) and Interactive Sailing (Swifte). Although these titles come from different creators and different publishers, they work well as a combination; Sail Away! is an instructive, text-and-video heavy disc with dry catagories such as Small Boat Handling, Knots and Cordage, Rules of the Road, and Weather, while Interactive Sailing is a graphic simulator that doesn’t waste time teaching, but provides the perfect forum for virtual practice (more…)


ESPN Let’s Go Skiing April 28, 2009


ESPN Let’s Go Skiing

If you know where you’re going and have what you need, ESPN Let’s Go Skiing (Intellimedia Sports Inc.) will show you what to do. This is a simple program to use. The Main Menu offers three instruction sections: Getting Started, Fundamental Skills, and Techniques (more…)


ESPN Let’s Play Tennis April 26, 2009

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ESPN Let’s Play Tennis

You can learn a lot from ESPN Let’s Play Tennis (Intellimedia Sports Inc.), coached by Tracy Austin, Fred Stolle, and Cliff Drysdale. This is fast-paced instruction for intermediate players who know the basics and are ready to refine their game (more…)


Mountain Biking April 23, 2009

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Mountain Biking

If you’re hot to try mountain biking or are already into it, you won’t get much out of Mountain Biking (Media Mosaic). The main menu is clear and obvious, but when you get into different sections some buttons are obscured (more…)


Sporting News Multimedia Pro-Football Guide 1994-1995, The April 18, 2009


The Sporting News Multimedia Pro-Football Guide 1994-1995

The Sporting News Multimedia Pro-Football Guide 1994-1995 (Compton’s New Media) has an excellent interface, making navigation a breeze (more…)


ESPN Winning Hoops with Coach K March 12, 2009


ESPN Winning Hoops with Coach K

If playing rather than watching is what you do, ESPN Winning Hoops with Coach K (Intellimedia Sports Inc.) is a two-disc instructional CD-ROM with Mike Krzyzewski, Duke University‘s Head Coach (more…)


Microsoft Basketball March 9, 2009


Microsoft Basketball

Winter is basketball season. If you’re a fan, you’ll probably need Microsoft Basketball (Microsoft). It looks and runs exactly like Microsoft Baseball and has the same shortcomings: tons of content and limited ways to access it (more…)