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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…)

 

Lost Treasures of the World May 15, 2009

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Adventure & Mystery

Lost Treasures of the World

Lost Treasures of the World, part of the Adventure Quest series from Follgard CD Visions Inc., is designed to do two things: fire your imagination, and then get you started (more…)

 

A Passage to Vietnam April 30, 2009

World Culture

A Passage to Vietnam

A Passage to Vietnam is the brand new title from Rick Smolan of Against All Odds Productions – the same company that produced From Alice to Ocean and the same photographer that produced the Day In the Life series of books (more…)

 

Around the World with Willy Wabbit April 29, 2009

Kid’s Education

Around the World with Willy Wabbit

Around the World with Willy Wabbit (SEC Multimedia – ages 8 & up) purports to teach geography through five simple games: the Music Game, the City Game, the Flag Game, the Boundaries Game, and the Landmark Game (more…)

 

Where In the World Is Carmen Sandiego’ April 27, 2009

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Where In the World Is Carmen Sandiego?

The first new upgrade of Where In the World Is Carmen Sandiego? (Broderbund – ages 8 & up) in several years will be coming out this July. The creators of this hugely popular geography game have not tampered with their winning formula – the challenge is still to track down villains by following them around the world and questioning everybody you meet (more…)

 

World Book 1997 Multimedia Encyclopedia

Reference -Encyclopedia

World Book 1997 Multimedia Encyclopedia

The World Book 1997 Multimedia Encyclopedia CD-ROM (IBM/World Book) represents the first significant improvement in multimedia encyclopedias since Microsoft?s Encartadefined the playing field several years ago (more…)

 

Asia Alive March 29, 2009

Asia Alive and America Alive join Europe Alive in this series from MediAlive. Both titles have good, clear interfaces that get you around quickly and easily and both have generous helpings of hot spots and hypertext to take you from here to there (more…)