Roberta Williams' Mixed-Up Mother Goose is a computer game first released by Sierra On-Line in 1987. It is, in essence, an edutainment title, directed specifically at young gamers, as well as an adventure game.
The storyline of the game is very simple, as is common in games for children. One night, while preparing for bed, a child (which is the player's avatar) is sent into the dreamlike world of Mother Goose, who desperately needs his or her help. All the nursery rhymes in the land have gotten mixed up, with none of the inhabitants possessing the items necessary for their rhyme to exist. And so, the child will find themselves helping Humpty Dumpty find a ladder to scramble onto a wall, bringing the little lamb back to Mary and seeking out a pail for Jack and Jill, among others.
Redone using the SCI0 system, which naturally meant improved graphics.
Mixed-Up Mother Goose VGA/Multimedia CD:
Second enhanced re-release.
A visible change in graphics, resulting from Sierra's transition to VGA games.
The rhymes, whose tune was played in the previous versions, were given voices, each of them being sung separately, with the appropriate actions accompanying the music.
The interface was updated and a map of the land was added.
This edition came out as a CD version with full digital speech, and as a floppy version in which only the rhymes were digitally recorded. The CD version used Sierra's SCI1 (early). The floppy version used Sierra's SCI1.1.
Mixed-Up Mother Goose Deluxe:
Third enhanced re-release.
Further improved SVGA graphics and a bonus audio CD.
Introduction of different melodies and styles of music.