Old CD’s: Games, Encyclopedia, Apps.

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

Land Before Time Animated Movie Book, The February 18, 2009

Storybooks

The Land Before Time Animated Movie Book

Sound Source Interactive’s specialty is porting movies to CD-ROM, and then adding a few interactive elements to justify the move. With The Land Before Time Animated Movie Book (ages 3-7), they do a fairly good job of balancing footage from the film with plenty of dinosaur-related games and activities (more…)

 

CNN Time Capsule: The Defining Moments of 1995 January 17, 2009

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History & Mythology

CNN Time Capsule: The Defining Moments of 1995

What does a 24-hour news service do when the news itself has passed, but hours and hours of valuable footage remain? Before the advent of CD-ROM, that must have been a tricky question (more…)

 

Earthscapes in Time November 15, 2008

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Atlas & Geography

Earthscapes in Time

Earthscapes in Time, from the same publisher, relies on satellite map images as well as time-lapse aerial photographs to depict changes on earth. On this disc, 25 places or geographic features are chosen to graphically illustrate how things like urbanization, pollution, and deforestation have affected the earth over time (more…)

 

TIME 1995 Almanac November 2, 2008

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Reference

TIME 1995 Almanac

TIME 1995 Almanac (Softkey) has a number of entertaining features, presented through a menu of selections represented as TIME covers. Choose the weekly TIME for the years 1989-1994, two multimedia TIMElines for 1945 and 1970, an almanac, or the amusing quiz game “NewsQuest” – a sort of TIME Magazine Wheel of Fortune (more…)

 

Sting: All This Time October 10, 2008

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Sting: All This Time

Sting’s entry into the CD-ROM arena is Sting: All This Time (Starwave Corp.), two discs of a breathtaking virtual British estate that provides an exhaustive look at Sting’s solo career (more…)