Speed (DOS)

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This is an interactive movie straight from the IMAX movie "Speed". The film is about the never-ending quest that humans have to go faster. It starts out in prehistoric times, when all humans speed was restricted to how fast they could run. Other inventions appear and evolve, like the wheel making way to the chariot, which made way to the automobile, which made way to the high-performance sports car of today. The Wright brother flier made way for the biplane, which eventually made way for the jet airplane. The film ends with this message: how fast will humans go in the future?

The whole package includes an interactive encyclopedia, a roller coaster simulation, a simulation featuring the comparison of the speeds of various animals and vehicles, and three educational games.

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Speed DOS This is the Speed Reading game. The player moves the mouse forward, reads something and repeats this two more times to receive a set of facts.
Speed DOS The introduction ends with the caveman being chased by a tiger, like the antelope he escapes and does not become dinner.
Speed DOS The introduction starts with a caveman chasing an antelope - he loses and the antelope does not become dinner.
Speed DOS The main content of the CD is a film narrated by James Burke who did the excellent Discoveries series. Clicking the mouse on-screen during a section brings up an info screen like this.

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This game came with Packard Bell computers in the early to mid 90's. It came on a CD-ROM, along with other Knowledge Adventure titles, like Undersea Adventure, Space, and a Knowledge Adventure demo of other products.
Mullet of Death (603) added Speed (DOS) on Mar 28, 2002