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Word Rescue

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Developer:
Publisher:
Category: Educational
Year: 1992
More details: MobyGames
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DOSBox: Supported (show details)
Rating: ****+

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File File type File size
1rescue.zip
includes installer
executable: install.exe
Shareware
MS-DOS
420 kB
(0.41 MB)
apogicon.zip
Extra
Windows
157 kB
(0.15 MB)

Instruction/comment

NOTE: This game uses a DOS installer. For details on how to install a game in DOSBox, please check this tutorial.

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  • Image by Apogee Software
  • Image by Apogee Software
  • Image by Apogee Software
  • Image by Apogee Software
  • Image by Apogee Software
  • Image by Apogee Software

Description (by Apogee Software)

Apogee enters the educational arena with a program that teaches spelling, logic, word meanings and reading--yet is as compelling to play as our other top games! Built with a similar system that we used to create Duke Nukem, Word Rescue is an incredible adventure for kids who want to rescue all the stolen words from the mean ol' Gruzzles. The Gruzzles can't read, and they don't want anyone else to read. So, they've stolen the words out of all of our books!

Benny Bookworm needs your help to stop the Gruzzles. He needs you to reunite the stolen words with their meanings. Once you join all the words with their pictures, Benny will put them back into the books.

This is an engrossing educational game with vivid EGA/VGA graphics and support for Adlib and Sound Blaster. Using the Duke Nukem graphical system, Word Rescue has state-of-the-art dual-screen scrolling graphics similar to what's seen on the Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis home gaming systems. Even "grown-ups" will like Word Rescue!

Word Rescue is designed for a range of players of all ages:

1. Easy level: Ages 4 - 7 (Even pre readers can play the game.)
2. Medium level: Ages 7 - 10
3. Hard level: Ages 10 and up (A challenge for adults, too!)

Play as either a girl, or a boy! You get to choose which character you wish to play, either male or female. Either way, you'll visit amazing locations on your word finding adventure. As you hunt for all the missing words you'll visit dark caves, rocky cliffs, deserts, happy towns, scary haunted houses, funny factories, creepy dungeons, and many others.

Cheats (by VGTips.com)

Enter one of the following codes while playing to cheat:

L + Z, [level #]: Level select
P + S: More slime

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