||(Win95/98/Me/XP/Classic Mac) (Jewel Case) (SPYFOXDJ)
systems you can use ScummVM to run
Ages: 5 to 10
An Interactive Animated
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
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 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
"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
" P.S. I just loved playing "Go Fish" - you will too."
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