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Greatest Moments of Our Time is a reference title produced in 1996 and includes an interesting mix of subjects. The main menu has some admin icons plus eight categories, one of which is a trivia game. Each category, when opened gives the user archive footage which plays in a small window on the left, a short text article on the right, and a voice over which reads a summary of the main points in the article. The reference categories shown below with some of the articles they contain:
  • World Events: Yalta Conference, First American to Orbit Earth; Berlin Wall; Khrushchev in America; Israeli/PLO Peace Accord; De Gaulle Visits Germany; Kennedy In Europe; Kennedy’s Funeral

  • Pioneers: Charles Lindbergh; Wright Brothers; Henry Ford; Amelia Earhart; Helen Keller; Albert Einstein & Thomas Edison

  • Leaders: Pope Paul VI; George VI; John F. Kennedy; F. D. Roosevelt; Elizabeth & Philip; Modern U.S. Presidents; Mahatma Ghandi; Nelson Mandela

  • Science & Technology: Salk’s Vaccine; The Telstar; High Speed Train; Contact Lenses; Heart Transplant; Discoveries of Voyager; Hubble Telescope; Hindenburg; The Jet Age; Breaking the Sound Barrier

  • Culture & Lifestyle: Twiggy in New York; Hippies; Hula-Hoop; Guggenheim Museum; Fashion Show 1957; Valley of the Kings; Modern Art

  • Entertainment: Mary Pickford; Maryiln Monroe; The Beatles; Elvis; Charlie Chaplin; Grace Kelly; Orson Wells; Charlton Heston

  • Sports: Babe Ruth; Jesse Owens; Joe Louis; Paavo Nurmi; Jean-Claude Killy

  • Trivia Game: This is a quiz with three levels of difficulty. It lasts for three rounds and has five timed, multiple choice questions per round, all the questions are based on the articles in the reference material on the disc. If a player does not score high enough they are told 'Go back and do your homework", if they score highly then they are invited to play again but at a higher difficulty setting

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Greatest Moments of Our Time Windows 3.x The title screen
Greatest Moments of Our Time Windows 3.x Questions are based on the reference material on the disc, this one is about Einstein. The next one could be about the hula-hoop or European politics
Greatest Moments of Our Time Windows 3.x Before the quiz starts the player selects a difficulty level
Greatest Moments of Our Time Windows 3.x Each reference section on the main menu opens a screen in this format. Articles are selected by scrolling up/down the film strip. The icons on the right are timeline, people & subject indexes

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