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ZOOM SPY Fox: Dry Cereal
$9.95 (Win95/98/Me/XP/Classic Mac) (Jewel Case) (SPYFOXDJ)
On other systems you can use ScummVM to run this.

Publisher: Humongous

Children

Ages: 5 to 10

An Interactive Animated Adventure

What will children do if William the Kid succeeds in capturing all of the world's milk-makers?

Will kids be forced to endure a fate worse than eating dry cereal? Will William the Kid's goat milk show up on breakfast tables and lunch trays everywhere? Who is capable of stopping such a ghastly goat? Fox, SPY Fox, the super-smooth secret agent who finesses his way through SPY Corps' toughest assignments. Your kids will put their wits to the test as they help SPY Fox use a host of slick gadgets, including a laser toothbrush and suction cuf links, to thwart William the Kid's dastardly plans of dairy destruction. Monkey Penny and Quack provide clues from the Mobile Command Center as our hero takes on Kid's cast of animal adversaries. It's an udderly exhilarating world of cartoon espionage.

Innovative new tools like Talk Balloons allow kids to investigate in a whole new way

Use top-secret SPY gadgets to solve puzzles that test logic, memory and coordination

Earn clues with fun games and activities

Better play again - the clues change every time you play, and the game just might end differently

Out of time? You can save the game and finish it later.

Requirements:

Windows 95/98/Me/XP: IBM PC or 100% compatible, 33 MHz 486 with 8 MB RAM, SVGA (640 x 480, 256 color) graphics, Windows 3.1 or higher, Sound card, Double-speed CD-ROM drive.

Macintosh: Minimum 25 MHz 68040 or Power PC with 8 MB RAM, 640 x 480, 256 color, System 7.0 or higher, Double-speed CD-ROM drive.


Reviews:

Quandary Reviews by Rosemary Young

"Of course, when I say the problems are more difficult or more abstract, I don't mean impossible ... it is a children's game :). The difficulty level is such that players at the younger end of the recommended age group will almost certainly need a helping hand. Even for the other end of the spectrum it will present a worthy challenge. If in doubt, there is lots of help around, as Agent Fox is most attentive and will point out clues when an object is selected. Not forgetting the spy's best friend, in this case a communication device with a direct link to Monkey Penny for those times when the going gets tough. The game also comes with a comprehensive hint directory, but I'd recommend using this only as a last resort.

"Spy Fox is a wonderful new addition to the cast of Humongus characters and, hopefully, he'll go far. He's a masterful James Bond with maybe just a dash of Inspector Gadget, but he does have his own peculiar way of doing things. And speaking of James Bond (and of gadgets) I must mention the assortment of spy gadgets at our hero's disposal. These include a laser toothbrush, spy putty, suction cufflinks and, of course, X-ray gum. Eat your heart out, Maxwell Smart!"

"Spy Fox in "Dry Cereal" really is a very good game with a fun story involving lots of problem solving. It also has a number of extras including plenty of amusing animations waiting behind clickable graphics, the arcade game mentioned earlier, as well as a game of Go Fish incorporated in the gameplay that will surely extend playing time. (I won't tell you how long I lingered here:)). You want more? Well, there are multiple pathways through the game presenting different sets of problems, and the all-important 'key' to disarm the dairy bomb is a random affair. It might be an actual 'key' or it might be a punch card or a coloured diode, once more varying the gameplay and inviting you to play again and again."

Mr. Bill's Adventureland

"For the slightly older kid who is way too cool by now to identify with 'Pajama Sam', Humongous has created the wonderful 'Spy Fox' Secret Agent Series of adventure games.

"Spy Fox is a fox in a white dinner jacket with a supercilious sideways look and a super smooth attitude that is sort of a parody on James Bond, complete with a female 'Monkey Penny' in the office and 'Quack' who supplies all the cutting edge technology spy gear. Full of atrocious puns and lots of jokes but no violence, it is reminiscent of (for those of you old enough to remember) the old Don Adams 'Get Smart' TV spy series."

Games Domain by Ty Brewer

"I found the puzzles challenging and logical - children won't have too much difficulty finding the solution to most problems, yet the answer to the puzzles is not obvious...Communication with the characters in the game is through Talk Balloons. Each character is an informant. After talking to a character, you receive a Talk Balloon with the character's picture in it. When you click the Talk Balloon and drag it to another character, he or she gives you information about the character on the Talk Balloon."

"I found the game fun and easy to play. If you want an adventure game that will keep a child occupied for hours, this fits the bill. Because this is an adventure game, even two children can have fun cooperating to solve the puzzles in the game. The game is targeted at children between the ages of 6 and 11 and fits that age group perfectly. I strongly recommend this game.

" P.S. I just loved playing "Go Fish" - you will too."



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