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4 stars from PC Entertainment
The Ultimate Multimedia Guide to the World of Birds.
Technology meets natural history in the fascinating world of Eyewitness Virtual Reality: Bird. Take a guided tour or simply wander around the Eyewitness Virtual Reality museum, and you'll uncover the mysteries of the complex and intriguing world of cats: their diversity, habitats, anatomy, and even their remarkable roles in mythology and art.
3-D Exhibits - Rotate objects to examine them from any angle. Click to zoom in for amazing close-up views.
Interactive Consoles - Stretch your imagination with built-in activities and challenges: You'll be learning as you play.
Museum Store - Pick you favorite image or sound from the many displayed here, and download them for desktop use or personalized stationery.
Guided Tours - Choose an expert to show you around the museum, or create your own tour to play back for fi\riends, classmates, or family.
Requirements: IBM or compatible PC, 486SX/25MHz or higher microprocessor, 4Mb of RAM, MPC-compatible double-speed CD-ROM drive and sound card, mouse, SVGA 256-color display, loudspeakers or headphones, Microsoft Windows version 3.1 or later.
Requirements: An Apple Macintosh 68LC040 25MHz computer or above, that supports a 640 x 480 pixel monitor displaying 256 colors (thousands of colors preferred), 8Mb RAM, a double speed CD-ROM drive, and System 7.0 or later.
CD-ROM Today, April 1996
"The company's [DK Multimedia] new suite of Eyewitness reference titles offers a virtual natural history museum with separate discs dedicated to each 'floor.' The first two titles, Virtual Reality Cat and Virtual Reality Bird, are stong reference works. Both are wonderfully executed and offer a variety of data and depth of information."
"Virtual Reality Bird, for example, details countless varieties of birds, many with video clips showing them in their natural habitats. Among its numerous topics: migration, flight dynamics, reproductive cycles, anatomy, and behavior. Interactive displays explain such topics as birdsong or eyesight, and a large collection of bird art through the ages focuses on how birds are represented in different cultures."
PC Entertainment, April 1996
Eyewitness Virtual Reality Cat and Bird "explore not only the history of the cat and bird families, but also their habitats, personalities, and survival techniques. And you won't just get up close and personal with house cats and seagulls. You'll witness baby birds hatching, speeding cheetahs bringing down their prey, and ancient art depicting the mythology surrounding these animals."
"The pair of discs covers just about every related topic imaginable as you take a splendid first-person stroll through the museum...Animal lovers and just-plain-curious types will find hours of fun with these engaging discs."
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