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Math Rescue  1992

In this sequel to Word Rescue, the Gruzzles have stolen all of the world's numbers. This platform game teaches math by giving the hero, who can be a boy or a girl, must answer math questions to get the key to the next level. You can pour slime on Gruzzles if you have enough (slime is awarded for answering questions correctly), and collect garbage can lids. You lose a lid when a Gruzzle touches you, and when you get to zero, the Gruzzles win. There are bonuses for finding secret areas, solving bonus questions, and answering math questions in order. A pretty decent little math game. There are 3 episodes in this game, with only the first episode playable in the shareware version.

Episode 1 - Visit Volcanos and Ice Caves
Episode 2 - Follow the Gruzzles into Space
Episode 3 - See Candy Land

Added by DOSGuy


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Screenshot of Math Rescue


Complete version history:

Math Rescue v2.0 Shareware Episode (479,412 bytes) 1993-08-01 DOS Play online
Math Rescue v1.1 Shareware Episode (422,401 bytes) 1993-05-08 DOS
Math Rescue v1.0 Shareware Episode (430,882 bytes) xxxx DOS


Apogee still sells the registered version of this game for $5.99 by download. Redwood Games still sells the registered version of this game for $12 by download.

Cheat Codes

Customer Cheat

These cheats will work in either the shareware or the registered versions of the game. Key combinations have to be pressed at the same time.

[E] [L] [M] - Gives you lids and slime.
[P] [A] [M] - Level warp. When you hit this combination, the game will freeze. Press a number here, and you will be taken to that level. You will not be able to see the number when you are typing it.

Tech Parameter

Pressing the [+] or [-] keys will speed up or slow down the game appropriately.