Old CD’s: Games, Encyclopedia, Apps.

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

Creatures of the Coral March 10, 2009

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Creatures of the Coral

Creatures of the Coral (Stokes Imaging Services) is a DOS-based CD-ROM that doesn’t make it. The program only wants to do one thing at a time: the menu, a map, a slide show, a video, or text (more…)

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Ocean Planet February 20, 2009

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Ocean Planet

Ocean Planet (The Discovery Channel Multimedia) gets an A-plus for production values, which means that everything you access, from the ‘lobby” (the main interface, with options for sections like Undersea Theater, Ask the Experts, Planet Ocean, and In Danger?) to the generous samples of video, runs smoothly and attractively (more…)

 

Shark Alert February 6, 2009

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Shark Alert

Sharks are the dinosaurs of the undersea world, and some folks just can’t get enough of them. In Shark Alert (Capitol Multimedia), you’re back in a bathysphere, complete with evocative underwater sound effects, with all the tools necessary to immerse yourself in the world of sharks (more…)

 

Fishes of the Caribbean: An Interactive Journey into the World of Fishes January 21, 2009

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Fishes of the Caribbean: An Interactive Journey into the World of Fishes

We’re sounding like a broken record (what’s that?) but, without first-rate videos and stills, what’s the point of even thinking about publishing a multimedia title on undersea life? Fishes of the Caribbean: An Interactive Journey into the World of Fishes (Sea-D Publishing) puts you smack in the middle of the Caribbean, prime fish-gazing territory, and then muddies the water (more…)

 

Seaside Adventure

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Seaside Adventure

Professor Iris, The Learning Channel’s puppet character, stars in Seaside Adventure (The Discovery Channel Multimedia), the second in the Professor Iris’ Fun Field Trip series (more…)

 

Fishes of the Red Sea December 28, 2008

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Fishes of the Red Sea

Fishes of the Red Sea is the third title in the Interactive Journeys into the Marine World series from Sea-D Publishing, and it’s a good one, providing information on the more than 170 species that call the Red Sea home (more…)

 

Index Undersea World December 12, 2008

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October 1995 (Vol 1, No 10)

Coral Kingdom
Fishes of the Red Sea
Ocean Planet
Seaside Adventure
Shark Alert

March 1995 (Vol 1, No 2)

Coral Reef: The Vanishing Undersea World
Creatures of the Coral
Fishes of the Caribbean: An Interactive Journey into the World of Fishes
In the Company of Whales
Ocean Life: Hawaiian Islands, Vol (more…)