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CD-ROM Roundup

'CD-ROM Roundup' is a regular KidScreen feature that profiles CD-ROMs aimed at children anywhere from preschool to late teen that will be hitting retail stores in the coming months. By Andrea Davis (416-408-2300 (phone), 416-408-0870 (fax) or adavis@brunico.com)...
April 1, 1998

‘CD-ROM Roundup’ is a regular KidScreen feature that profiles CD-ROMs aimed at children anywhere from preschool to late teen that will be hitting retail stores in the coming months. By Andrea Davis (416-408-2300 (phone), 416-408-0870 (fax) or adavis@brunico.com)

Name, Publisher & DeveloperRelease DateStorylinePlatformsTarget AudienceEstimated Street Price (US$)
Carmen Sandiego Math Detective
Brøderbund Software, Novato, California
FebruaryBy calculating their way through 12 math activities, kids must stop Carmen Sandiego’s plan to shrink the world’s greatest landmarks using her Quantum Crystallizer.Windows 95, Macintosh8 to 14$39.00
Rockett’s Tricky Decision
Purple Moon, Mountain View, California
Presage Software Development Company, San Rafael, California
MarchThe second episode in the Rockett series picks up where Rockett’s New School leaves off. It’s Halloween, and two different kids at Rockett’s school are throwing parties. Girls help Rockett make decisions and each choice the user makes changes what happens next.Windows 95, Windows 3.1, Macintosh8 to 12$29.95
Tonka Garage
Hasbro Interactive, Beverly, Massachusetts
AprilChildren design, build, customize and repair their own fleet of Tonka vehicles. Kids can then show off their means of transportation at the Tonka showroom and put their creations to test at the local proving grounds or recycle them at the junkyard.Windows 955 and up$29.99
DigiMon
Bandai Digital Entertainment, Cypress, California
Rapture Technologies, Richardson, Texas
JuneBased on the toys of the same name, DigiMon lands on players’ computers, where it is hatched, raised and trained to battle other DigiMon. Windows 958 and up$19.95

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