Apparently, some people here have played Treasure Mathstorm, but did anybody play Midnight Rescue? That’s another ’80s/’90s educational game for kids. Of all the Learning Company games I played when I was younger, I think this one had the most convoluted plot.
Here’s the backstory to the game: Morty got kicked out of school for being a villain, so now he’s out to get his revenge, by painting the school with invisible paint. That way, the school will turn invisible, and no one will be able to find it.
Good plan, Morty. Good plan.
For some reason, Morty can only paint the school at midnight. Hence the name of the game, Midnight Rescue. Your goal is to stop Morty, before the in-game timer reaches 12:00 AM.
Apparently, the school has a bad robot infestation, because there are five robots randomly wandering around. Morty has disguised himself as one of these robots. Your goal is to take pictures of the robots and use your reading comprehension skills to see through Morty’s disguise.
So…yeah. That’s the plot. You read short stories and take pictures of robots, in order to prevent the school from turning invisible. Fun, right? Check out the video if you’re interested in seeing what the game is like!