Vol. 7, No. 3 May 2000
Lionel Trains Presents: Trans-Con!
by Alice Kurtz
PRODUCT REVIEWS column presents a mixed review of Lionel Trains
Presents: Trans-Con! ($30) from Knowledge Adventure of Torrance, CA
(800). Also available is a Centennial edition ($40) that is packaged
in an embossed tin and accompanied by a poster-size map of the
Transcontinental Railroad route with a Lionel Collectors' Edition
Western & Atlantic General train model. Describes the software as an
animated historical simulation that follows the adventures of two
characters as they help build the Transcontinental Railroad.
Requires Windows 95/98, a minimum of 90MHz Pentium, 50MB hard drive
space, 16MB RAM, SVGA, 256 color graphics, 4X CD-ROM, and mouse.
Warns that the historical content is secondary to the simulation and
the portrait of native Americans is not balanced. Recommends using
it as an optional center in the study of the growth of the American
Contains a screen display and a scorecard.
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