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Trying to remember an old game...

I have very vague recollections of this game but am sure I would remember it if I saw it, and was hoping someone might be able to help me out to try and find it.

I remember it being an old B&W game, likely on the Macintosh Classic or Classic II (I would sneak around and play this instead of doing my typing practice in grade school!). It was some kind of puzzle/detective game, and the main character was a shortish/stocky guy with a hat. I think it was some kind of educational game, but I can't be sure. Either way, it was on the computers sold in Canada that we had in the school around 1990-92, so I am certain it must have been a default app for the machine. I remember it having a darker feel, in the sense that the screens were generally white on black and I think most of the scenes happened at night. I think it had some side scrolling elements, but was more like the Carmen Sandiego.

Sound familiar to anyone? I know this is vague, but it would be pretty funny if I could track it down almost twenty years later Smile

Elliot.

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Sounds like the Super Solvers series, eg. OutNumbered! and Midnight Rescue!

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Yes! Thank you Smile

It was the Midnight Rescue! variant specifically. The powers of the internet and collective collaboration of people's information never ceases to amaze me... It's incredible that I can post a message regarding a vague memory and there is someone that knows what I'm talking about. We sure live in interesting times.

I just got my emulator up and running (Basilisk II on new MBP). Took some tinkering but is fairly stable as long as I don't mix up the display options, and quite fast. I have not found a copy of stuffit expander yet that will run on it, so until then I'm using it in Mac OS X and then copying over the actual files.

Thanks again, this will a fun trip through memory lane!