(CBS, Teletoon, WB, October 2, 1999-December 18, 2002)
|Promotional art featuring (from front): Billy Blazes, Wendy Waters, Rocky Canyon, Jack Hammer and Jake Justice.
A number of educational video games
were released featuring the characters. The first three took stronger influence
from the toys, despite their boxes featuring visual cues reminiscent of the
show. The series was prominent in the remaining games beginning with 2002’s Tremor Trouble and
its sequel, Meteor
Madness, developed and published by Knowledge Adventure
for home computers, and 2003’s Mission Select
developed by Knowledge Adventure subsidiary Funnybone
Interactive and published by Vivendi Universal. The
games featured a team of Rescue Heroes (with each one being used in turn)
contending with various disaster mini-games selected from a central hub map. The
next game, Lava Landslide,
was developed by Knowledge Adventure and took a more linear approach with each
level appearing in succession as the story played out rather than using a hub.
Each stage featured a mini-game that gave the current hero more power-up power
or fuel. Notably, the vehicles in that game featured designs closer to their
toy versions. Modern publishing also released a series of
coloring books beginning in 1999, again blending the show and toy designs.