||Eyewitness Virtual Reality: Cat
||(Windows 95/98 Only!) (Retail) (003676)
4 1/2 stars from CD-ROM Today - Best Science Title
4 stars from PC Entertainment
The Ultimate Multimedia Guide to the
World of Cats.
Technology meets natural history in the fascinating world of
Eyewitness Virtual Reality: Cat. 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
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 friends,
classmates, or family.
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
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 strong
reference works. Both are wonderfully executed and offer a variety of data and
depth of information."
"Virtual Reality Cat explores the same subject areas
and follows the same general pattern as Bird, although it does seem to
have many more video clips of cats in the wild. The disc examines everything
from the various sounds a domestic cat makes and what they mean, to how lions
hunt their prey. Each display is based on a vivid illustration with captions
and pointers. Most have hot spots for more detailed information, zoom-in
buttons to get a closer look, and lists of related topics."
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
"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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