Word Rescue

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.


  • Finally, educational software that's fun to play!
  • Three unique multi-level adventures, with 330 words to rescue.
  • You choose whether to play a girl or a boy character.
  • Learn reading, word spelling, word meanings, and logic solving.
  • Superb Duke Nukem-style dual-screen scrolling EGA graphics (VGA compatible)
  • Each of the three volumes features new graphics and puzzles.
  • Save/restore, joystick support, built-in help, high score list, etc.

(Site licenses available for learning institutions. Call 1-972-278-5655 for pricing)

Originally released May 1992.

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System Requirements


  • XT Computer (286 or higher recommended)
  • 475k of conventional memory
  • 1.2 meg of Hard Drive Space (for shareware)
  • 3.6 meg of Hard Drive Space (for registered)
  • Adlib & Joysticks Optionally Supported

Registered Download Information

Format: Registered Download - File size: 1.06Mb

Estimated Download Times:
28.8 Modem - 5 Minutes, 8 Seconds
56k Modem - 2 Minutes, 38 Seconds
128K ISDN - 1 Minutes - 9 Seconds
T1 - 5 Seconds