Activities theme

Significant part of the plot involves rescuing, or attempting to rescue, one or more people.


The first video game about Rescue was released in 1980.

Sega, Ocean and Atari has published most of these games

See also: rescuees and captives (in case such exist but are not so vital for the plot)
Not limited to people, but also animals, anthropomorphic toasters and other things that supposedly are "alive".

Parent group

Goals / objectives

Child group

Damsel in distress


NES 98
Linux 73
C64 69
ZX Spectrum 64
Amstrad CPC 61
Windows 50
Amiga 48
Atari ST 41
Arcade 38
MSX 31
Master System 30
Apple II E 22
Mega Drive 20
Tandy Coco 19
Famicom Disk System 18
GB 18
Atari 400/800 15
Mac OS Classic 14
PCE 12
Game Gear 10
VIC-20 10
X360 10
Mac OS X 9
PS2 9
C16/Plus4 8
Atari 2600 8
X68000 8
PS3 8
ColecoVision 7

By year

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