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

Sail Away! May 29, 2009

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Sports

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…)

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You Don’t Know Jack! (Add-Ons) April 20, 2009

Popular Culture

You Don’t Know Jack! (Add-Ons)

We reviewed You Don’t Know Jack! (Berkeley Systems) in indelibleNews! Vol.1, No. 12. Now Berkeley has released some add-ons. The 400 Question Pack is on the shelves, the Sports Question Pack is coming soon, and You Don’t Know Jack X-Tra Large, which combines the original program with the 400 Question Pack, is available for the serious Jack buff (more…)

 

How Would You Survive’ April 17, 2009

Kid’s Education

How Would You Survive?

How Would You Survive? (Grolier Interactive – ages 7-12), based on the book series of the same name, contains three sections: Ancient Egyptians, Vikings, and Aztecs. Each section has an animated main screen, big enough that you have to scroll a ways to see all of it, that can be explored through pointing-and-clicking (more…)

 

Sports Illustrated for Kids: Everything You Wanted to Know About Sports Encyclopedia February 2, 2009

Sports

Sports Illustrated for Kids: Everything You Wanted to Know About Sports Encyclopedia

If you have a young sports enthusiast at home, you might feel tempted to get Sports Illustrated for Kids: Everything You Wanted to Know About Sports Encyclopedia (Creative Mulitmedia) (more…)

 

You Don’t Know Jack! January 4, 2009

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Popular Culture

You Don’t Know Jack!

A virtual trivia game? Boring, you say? Obviously, You Don’t Know Jack! (Berkeley Systems). More akin to MTV on drugs than Trivial Pursuit, this trivia game is witty, fast, sarcastic, and lewd – not necessarily in that order (more…)

 

How Do You Spell Adventure’ January 1, 2009

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Kid’s Education

How Do You Spell Adventure?

CD-ROMs as How Do You Spell Adventure? a medium – and Sanctuary Woods as a company – seem to have more spins on the life of Robert Ripley than Cher has implants (more…)

 

Are You Afraid of the Dark’ The Tale of Orpheo’s Curse November 19, 2008

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Games

Are You Afraid of the Dark? The Tale of Orpheo’s Curse

Are You Afraid of the Dark? The Tale of Orpheo’s Curse (Viacom NewMedia – ages 8 & up) is a mystery game. You’re trapped in Orpheo’s Palace and must escape before he does something evil to you at midnight (more…)