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Dated, but the games are fun,
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This review is from: Math Missions Grades 3rd-5th with Card Game [Old Version] (CD-ROM)
This product is dated and low resolution, but the games are quite good.
Like a lot of math education games, this appears to be a product from the 1990's repackaged and sold as new. The resolution is low, the graphics weak, and there are no options to set to higher resolution screens. I suppose the fact that the game is listed as compatible with Win 95 and Win 98 should have been a warning sign.
That caveat aside, the games are excellent, have value for speeding math skills, and kept my child's attention for hours. If you buy this expecting an older product, then I would recommend it.
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Initial post: Sep 21, 2010 4:05:56 AM PDT
The game was designed in 2004; I happen to know the producer. Kids' computers were (and still are) often the "hand-me-downs" so are designed for even older OSes, and Win95 was still kicking around back then.
Style-wise, it's purposefully retro, and I agree that it's one of the best math titles and best designs I've seen in kids' software, from any era.
In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2011 8:28:32 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 17, 2011 8:29:16 AM PDT
Tired of deception says:
Windows XP came out in October 25, 2001. By 2004 only 25% were using Win 95/98, by 2006 drops to 2.7%. Your friend was not a visionary... or maybe MS-DOS OS was easier to program in then NY kernel based OS? I don't know, I'm not a techie. It seems to me one would want to write software going forwards not backwards... it would have a longer shelf life. The "kids using hand me downs" sounds like a lame excuse. Oh, I not a visionary either, just a realist.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 6, 2012 4:16:06 AM PST
Kyle Vannoy says:
I was the animator and artist who worked on this game back in 1998-99. I guess if that is considered old, I've been working professionally for a long time.
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