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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.


Speed DOS The checker board icon on the previous screen brings up the games menu.
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.
Speed DOS The introduction starts with a caveman chasing an antelope - he loses and the antelope does not become dinner.
Speed DOS This is the Speed Matching game. The player must select which of the creatures/machines displayed has a top speed that matches the figure shown.

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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