LGR - Super Solvers: Gizmos & Gadgets! DOS Game Review

17 kwi 2020
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Reviewing the classic Super Solvers DOS and Windows PC game from 1993! Morty Maxwell, Master of Mischief, is up to his old tricks again, now with an army of robo-chimps and a plot to become head scientist of Shady Glen Technology Center. Collect parts and build vehicles! Plus: bananas.
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  • As with tons of other edutainment classics, the OG G&G is playable on Internet Archive right from your browser! archive.org/details/msdos_Super_Solvers_Gizmos_and_Gadgets_1993

    LGRLGR6 miesięcy temu
    • "educational saxophone music"

      βωρδάρτβωρδάρτ6 miesięcy temu
    • @Time Lord Soundwave As soon as I saw Morty I paused the video to come down and find out if LGR did one on Midnight Rescue. That was my absolute favorite. There was another one, too, that involved finding artifacts from different time periods that was super fun too.

      Jaime JordanJaime Jordan6 miesięcy temu
    • I love the questionable legality if everything on the internet archive. It's like if the Library of Congress actually gave a shit.

      metaleggman18metaleggman186 miesięcy temu
    • holy crap they have The Incredible Machine series! There goes my weekend :) archive.org/details/TheIncredibleMachine_201901

      SharklopsSharklops6 miesięcy temu
    • YES! I loved those games from that one with the mountain full of magic and items you had to climb by solving puzzles and math problems most though. NOICE!

      Screw The NetScrew The Net6 miesięcy temu
  • 0:22 sounds like Skyrim

    Edrei VidadEdrei Vidad12 dni temu
  • I remember the puzzles, I remember those assembly lines, but id swear I never raced Morty. I was probably 5 when we got this, and its fully possible I never even knew there was more to the game than grinding gears and connecting wires. I moved on to day of the tenticle (or something like that) and was just as bad if not worse. Then I got Sega channel and ive barely touched PC games since. I do remember later being a master of some downhill skiing game with little yetis that would run after you and chips challenge.

    mitchellmitchell18 dni temu
  • omg nostalgia intensifies

    Sevastyan BasmanovSevastyan Basmanov24 dni temu
  • This was one of the first games I had when my parents bought the family's first computer in 1996. I'm gonna dig this up and set this up for my kid when he's old enough.

    ddrfr33kddrfr33kMiesiąc temu
  • 2:00 I played on my elementary school's PC and didn't know I could throw the banana farther

    T BT B2 miesięcy temu
  • This is basically Need for Speed without the street racing and with a

    XXxslyraiderxXXXXxslyraiderxXX2 miesięcy temu
  • I don't think I ever even heard of this game. Maybe it just wasn't a thing in Europe?

    avav2 miesięcy temu
  • The fact that this game offered what must have been 500+ hours of edu-tainment in my household while growing up yet also fits within 3Mb is just fascinating.

    joker927joker9273 miesięcy temu
  • Hey -- Have you ever reviewed Command HQ? I can't find anything on your channel.....

    313 Designs313 Designs3 miesięcy temu
  • Me and my sister have a Super Solvers game where you play as the same dude and it has the same villain and it takes place at a high school that he's planning to make disappear at a certain time and you have to stop him.

    Turtlekins McGeeTurtlekins McGee3 miesięcy temu
  • Oh my gosh, my school had this on their Macintosh computers. Never did get good at it :P

    Timer BunnehTimer Bunneh3 miesięcy temu
  • This is one of the first games I played, around ages 7-9.

    NovoNovo3 miesięcy temu
  • I had this and Midnight Rescue! on my Mac as a kid, and they were two of my favorites. I'll have to go back and play through them now...

    The Hard Drive GuruThe Hard Drive Guru4 miesięcy temu
  • You should do a review of the homeworld game

    Bret LasiterBret Lasiter4 miesięcy temu
  • I'm convinced this game set my limit of possible intelligence, having playing it so damn much as a little child

    こマこマ4 miesięcy temu
  • This hit me in the childhood so hard

    KrenotenzeKrenotenze4 miesięcy temu
  • Yes that would make a great tattoo

    Max WoofMax Woof4 miesięcy temu
  • I played the crap out of this on my elementary school computers

    Peter CimonePeter Cimone4 miesięcy temu
  • I’ve been waiting for this one ever since discovering your channel. It feels like this was put together just for me!

    Monster XCMonster XC4 miesięcy temu
  • It's 2020, where's our HD remake of Gizmos and Gadgets?

    AtlasAesthetics TrainerAtlasAesthetics Trainer5 miesięcy temu
  • Outnumbered was awesome too!

    Will GroveWill Grove5 miesięcy temu
  • holy shit this just brings back so many memories of running around and playing stupid little "physics based" games. I think I got my copy at a Scholastic Bookfair and it BARELY ran on my shitty gateway computer back then.

    Danny HengelDanny Hengel5 miesięcy temu
  • I LOVE GIZMOS AND GADGETS! Played it all the time as a kid!

    historyfreak 65historyfreak 655 miesięcy temu
  • Your voiceover is incredible. Clear, well spoken, and pretty funny. Just love your skill.

  • I played this in elementary school almost everyday after i finished my lunch. I was not smart enough to know how to save so i would try to speed run the game to no avail, until I met my computer friend in 5th grade and he tought me how to burn cd's and i copied the game from school and took it home and beat it in 1 long self-fulfilling weekend. The puzzles are annoying after a while but i always loved how badly you whooped Monty if you got all of the best parts.

    Ruby RoseRuby Rose5 miesięcy temu

    Rika CanonRika Canon5 miesięcy temu
  • I have hatred for this game. I was a slow student in 3nd grade so I never got a chance to play this. Had to watch other kids play while I did home work. Pretty sure that was when school went from fun to suck.

    TrashPanda 2112TrashPanda 21125 miesięcy temu
  • 2:56 What evil science allows that roof door to open inward through the staircase??

    JopieHaargelJopieHaargel5 miesięcy temu
  • My tattoo artist would freaking love to ink that design at 2:23 on somebody, and I am absolutely *not* that somebody.

    D ScryeD Scrye5 miesięcy temu
  • bro you should do a review of the early versions of photoshop

    Ed espitiaEd espitia5 miesięcy temu
  • *throw a banana* or *throw a banana f a r t h e r*

    Aidan ChappelleAidan Chappelle5 miesięcy temu
  • Played the hell out of the this in the 90s growing up, beat it once and it was epic 😎 sadly i've lost the CD after moving out of my parents house some 7 years ago

    Matthew CarsonMatthew Carson5 miesięcy temu
  • The year was 2003 or so and I remember playing this in the computer lab in my elementary school but I was never able to get far in the game.

    Manny BarajasManny Barajas5 miesięcy temu
  • No Activision Star Trek games? Or WinTrek?

    Rambo JohnRambo John5 miesięcy temu
  • Morty Maxwell is just a young Dr. Wily. I wonder when and why he changed his name...

    The FusionWarriorThe FusionWarrior5 miesięcy temu
  • Oh my God I remeber his game...

    こマこマ5 miesięcy temu
  • I was all about Jumpstart as a kid. Jumpstart first grade was awesome with its collectible pogs and stuff But holy crap this one brought back some memories, namely with the main character. The game I recall was a point n click

    Phrieksho IndustriesPhrieksho Industries5 miesięcy temu
  • Morty looks a bit like Dr Willy from megaman

    MighteerMighteer5 miesięcy temu
  • Gosh I love your vids, its always fun to learn about oddware

    Boof DawgBoof Dawg5 miesięcy temu

    MC DexpoMC Dexpo5 miesięcy temu
  • Me who played Gizmos and Gadgets religiously back as a kid: Wait you can throw bananas further!?!?!?

    Azureus BlazeAzureus Blaze5 miesięcy temu
  • I’m a 32 year old mechanical engineer thanks to playing this game as a kid on my parents’ Micron desktop PC on Windows 95 in the late 90s.

    cbh148cbh1485 miesięcy temu
  • I somehow didn't know this game was DOS. I played the crap out of it when I was younger.

    Samuel SharpSamuel Sharp5 miesięcy temu
  • Wow I forgot I had this growing up!

    Samster Entertainment 2Samster Entertainment 25 miesięcy temu
  • Why does Morty Maxwell sound like the head of the Knights Who Say Nii/Knights Who Say Ekke Ekke Ekke Ekke Ptang Zoo Boing?

    Patrick SpearsPatrick Spears5 miesięcy temu
  • Aw HELL YEAHH, loved that gave as a kid. Loved all sorts of TLC games back in the 90's! I had the Win 95/98 CD edition though, I had no idea the game pre-dated Windows...

    Charles CiminoCharles Cimino5 miesięcy temu
  • I'm not sure about this game - but I loved Midnight Rescue! :)

    SethSeth5 miesięcy temu
  • Thank you LGR, you helped me finding Microsoft Dinosaurs, a long time saerch of mine... Spent hours on it when I was a kid

    Julien HalleuxJulien Halleux5 miesięcy temu
  • oh heck yeah i was just playing this one a few months back for old time sake, used to play this one in elementary school

    tom940tom9406 miesięcy temu
  • :D

    plan7aplan7a6 miesięcy temu
  • While revisiting this (And other) games of the series... nothing killed me more than the extreme swagger of the super solver's walk cycle.

    j0hnb0ehn3rj0hnb0ehn3r6 miesięcy temu
  • the game should be on GOG for education purpose LOL

    Gunslinger SyayoRPG/CRPGGunslinger SyayoRPG/CRPG6 miesięcy temu
  • Literally not what I was expecting to see show up on my PLworld feed oh, this was one of my favorite games although I did not know it had a dos variant. And I discovered it almost the same way at somebody else's house we did have to do some investigating the track it down but then I played it fairly frequently. My top favorite was pipes though I don't know what it's officially called but you connect the pipes and hope you don't have no leaks countless revisions have sort of not come out recently although I think the train tycoon something another is a pretty good re-envisioning.

    imark7777777imark77777776 miesięcy temu
  • I saw on Twitter that this is gonna be the last year for Edutainment Month, so does that mean this is the last video in the era? I've always looked forward to April because I LOVE your Edutainment Month stuff, Clint, but I totally get that shifting audiences and PLworld algorithms make it hard to continue. Your channel, and these videos especially have been a big inspiration, and I just wanted to say Thank You for a literal decade of fantastic Educational content each April. "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."

    Strain42Strain426 miesięcy temu
  • Anyone else hoping for an episode on 3D Movie Maker?

    alukarlalukarl6 miesięcy temu
  • I still have (and play) this game on my old PC! We used to have it on the computers at school (I'm 29 years old, btw), so my parents bought it one year for me to use at home. Loved it, still do!

    DarKnightKilla13DarKnightKilla136 miesięcy temu
  • I found a Sound Blaster PCI from 1999 just sitting in a drawer today. Even had the game port in it.

    Aidan ChappelleAidan Chappelle6 miesięcy temu
  • Super Solvers games really were the best.

    Graeme GunnGraeme Gunn6 miesięcy temu
  • Awesome, I was just thinking about this game I used to play with my cousin, trying to remember the game of the hero. I thought it was Shady-something (due to his characteristic design), but it turns out that's the name of the place

    RaethRaeth6 miesięcy temu
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  • The Super Solver games were my favorite back in computer class. Midnight Rescue and Outnumbered were my jam. Great video as always.

    platf0rmplatf0rm6 miesięcy temu
  • What is it with these weird, pseudo-3D airbrushed 90's graphics on box art and packaging?

    SonicFishiesSonicFishies6 miesięcy temu
  • how did i forget april is edutainment month

    AleKAleK6 miesięcy temu
  • Do you have the Nox game on tour collection?? :O the devlopers is wrestwood studio.... A RPG game with the mode of choose between a Conjurier, a warrior or wizard...I love this game... :') i miss this remembers.. I never forget..

    jessica arrisjessica arris6 miesięcy temu
  • Dammit, I spat my cereal out at the postcard fling

    DragonNexusDragonNexus6 miesięcy temu
  • Oh man. I loved this game.

    GrinnarGrinnar6 miesięcy temu
  • This is actually one of my favourite games of all time. I had it on my gateway 2000. Played it so much!

    thedeadhpthedeadhp6 miesięcy temu
  • For edutainment, keep an eye out for the Technoquest series of science edutainment floppy discs. If you can get them with the magazine that they came with, even better. Fun times messing around with those on my 3.11 machine as a kid!

    sj33sj336 miesięcy temu
  • Oh man I played so many TLC games when I was a kid. This is really good stuff! You should do a Tech Tales on The Learning Company. They were around for 40 years! There has to be some interesting tidbits.

    HayakaruHayakaru6 miesięcy temu
  • I wouldn't stand a chance against this game as a kid.

    Turai12Turai126 miesięcy temu
  • Throw a banana Throw a banana farther

    Melissa GarciaMelissa Garcia6 miesięcy temu
  • Because glass is glass, and glass brakes. 🤣

    Aaron LisleAaron Lisle6 miesięcy temu
  • I always listen to your videos to help me sleep at night especially the thifts videos

    zeus rabinozeus rabino6 miesięcy temu
  • Make the bad frame-rates go away, Mommy.

    Brian McInnisBrian McInnis6 miesięcy temu
  • Really wonder if he is going to buy or even knows about the big box copy of Chex Quest Limited Run games is doing?

    Videomaster21XXVideomaster21XX6 miesięcy temu
  • plworld.info/show/kaSMrr-8eGatkaQ/wideo.html please watch this time code on the video link 4:45 its definitely a surprise

    Keyvan MehrbakhshKeyvan Mehrbakhsh6 miesięcy temu
  • When are you going to do a mechwarrior retro? I figured w/ the release of Mechwarrior 5 Mercs you'd have a fantastic excuse to cover the highlights of the series, I was surprised 8 years ago when you didn't when MWO was announced too

    Evil AshEvil Ash6 miesięcy temu
  • I like my fries with chimps please.

    Gozewijn GoossensGozewijn Goossens6 miesięcy temu

    Benjamin StoraceBenjamin Storace6 miesięcy temu
  • OMG, I freaking loved this game as a kid! I haven't thought about it since then.

    198419846 miesięcy temu
  • “Because DOS is DOS and DOS breaks” 🤣

    ww21943ww219436 miesięcy temu
  • Because it used to be pure class 🤣🤣🤣

    ww21943ww219436 miesięcy temu
  • Who voiced Morty?

    Austin LucasAustin Lucas6 miesięcy temu
  • 2:24 If that friend is PushingUpRoses then yes it would make an excellent tattoo.

    NJHNJH6 miesięcy temu
  • One thing I like about the LGR videos is the jazz background music. Try doing a review on SoftRam which was one of the worst tech products from 1995.

    Shizon84Shizon846 miesięcy temu
  • I looooooved this game

    FireTrainer92FireTrainer926 miesięcy temu
  • Can you review Starlancer and Freelancer?

    PlaytechPlaytech6 miesięcy temu
  • do a review to the game Blip & Blop: Balls of Steel

    Ron SchneiderRon Schneider6 miesięcy temu
  • Comment for the algorithm

    dumb idiotdumb idiot6 miesięcy temu
  • I used to beat this game in 5th grade computer class in under an hour it was on Windows XP though scholastic release I think 🤔

    Jojo MahamaJojo Mahama6 miesięcy temu
  • I played a reading game with the super solver but Its a vague memory

    Coolmedina117Coolmedina1176 miesięcy temu
  • There *is* one TLC game that arguably works better as a game than Gizmos & Gadgets... Challenge of the Ancient Empires. (A.K.A. Ancient Empires starting with v1.01) www.mobygames.com/game/dos/super-solvers-challenge-of-the-ancient-empires I'd describe it as "La-Mulana for kids with some token edutainment" and it got only one CD-ROM re-release I'm aware of... the original DOS v1.01 on a combo CD named "Make the Grade, Vol. 4" from that period when Softkey owned TLC. www.mobygames.com/game/dos/make-the-grade-vol-4-ancient-empires-museum-madness/cover-art

    ssokolowssokolow6 miesięcy temu
  • Did anyone else immediately think of the Gizmonics Institute from MST3K?

    Max SMax S6 miesięcy temu
  • Clint! You got a mention on This Week in Tech!!!! plworld.info/show/mXSxnsiybJy5nJs/wideo.html&t=4119

    BaboonLoveMonkeyBaboonLoveMonkey6 miesięcy temu
  • Do Pizza Tycoon

    Mitch RyanMitch Ryan6 miesięcy temu
  • I have fond memories of The Learning Company's games, but yeah, the repetition was really absurd sometimes. It's why after over 20 years I still haven't beaten Treasure Cove.

    EmoryEmory6 miesięcy temu
  • I still have this on my laptop...

    BaronSengir1008BaronSengir10086 miesięcy temu
  • Part of me has always wanted to put in the work to do a proper speedrun of this, but maybe I'd forgotten how tedious it is in one sitting. Thanks for the nostalgia hit!

    NachoNacho6 miesięcy temu
  • Morty Maxellwell looks like Rick and Morty combined

    Kado TowneKado Towne6 miesięcy temu