and The Missing Kelp
||(Win95/98) (Just the CD) (FREDDIPO)
On other systems you can
use ScummVM to run this.
"bundled software" which does, in fact, work on any hardware. There are no
printed instructions. However, the CD auto-installs under Windows 95/98. For
all systems you can use S for save, L for load, and F5 to exit.
Ages: 3 to 8
5 stars from Multimedia World
1995 Editors' Choice (top 100) from HomePC
Grandma Grouper's Kelp Seeds Are
Without them, all the fish will go hungry. Luckily, Freddi
Fish and her finny friend Luther are on the case! But the ocean's a big place
and there's a lot of ground to cover - caves, canyons, reefs and more. Children
will dive right into this fascinating adventure and all the colorful characters
that go with it. It's an underwater world of discovery, laughter and learning,
all in one.
Rich feature-film quality hand-drawn
Develops problem-solving and critical
More than 400 secret click points
Lively music and sound effects
Unequaled cast of friendly characters
Your child must help Freddi in her quest to find the missing
kelp seeds and save all fishdom. To succeed, he or she needs to locate items
and, when necessary, trade with other sea creatures to get the kelp seeds.
This story adventure is more challenging than the other
Humongous titles, but its solution is still within the most elementary
school-age children. Better graphics and animation also set it apart from its
For more information about Freddi
Windows: IBM PC or 100% compatible 33MHz 486 with 8
MB of RAM, SVGA (640x480, 256 color) graphics, Windows 3.1 or igher, sound
card, double speed CD-ROM drive.
Macintosh: Minimum 25MHz 68040 or Power PC with 8 MB
RAM, 640x480, 256 color, double-speed CD-ROM drive, System 7.0 or higher.
Multimedia World, May 1995
"There are plenty of friendly creatures in this underwater
adventure, but Freddi Fish - a kind-hearted, do-gooder type- is the real star.
Gorgeous animation, digitized speech, and rich 32-bit graphics bring Freddi to
life. As she merrily swims loop-the-loops, helps out friends, and hunts for her
grandma's missing treasure chest, kids will want to follow her everywhere.
"The premise is charming: Freddi Fish and her hapless
sidekick Luther visit exotic ocean locales - a castle, a volcano, and even a
theater starring Helga the Singing Mermaid - in search of lost treasure. Kids
direct them through an underwater labyrinth, clicking on animated objects en
"Some of these objects - a board, a clock, a shell - can be
saved and traded later in the game to get Freddi and Luther out of a jam. For
instance, a whale bone they find placates a snarling dogfish guarding a clue to
the mystery. As Freddi and Luther close in on the treasure, the trades become
more complex and kids will have to do some fancy footwork to find the correct
objects that will help them solve the case.
"The music in Freddi Fish is great, and there are so
many clickables that kids could happily spend an hour just on one screen. And
unlike many competing programs, Freddi Fish contains multiple animations
for on-screen objects - for instance, the first time you click on a seashell,
it might just twirl around on the ocean bottom; the next time, it might break
into song and dance.
"Freddi Fish is one title that no one with a
multimedia PC and a child who's in search of adventure should miss."
Review Zone by Tina Velgos
"If you like
Putt-Putt, you'll love Freddi Fish! The ever-smiling Freddi takes on The Case
Of The Missing Kelp Seeds! But, she'll need help from your young gumshoes.Kids
are immersed for hours in this learning adventure and join Freddi Fish and her
friend, Luther to help them find Grandma Grouper's treasure chest containing
the missing kelp seeds. Young learners will be mesmorized by the film quality
animation and with a little bit of imagination, they'll find themselves diving
into the ocean and exploring deep sea worlds of caves,canyons, reefs and
volcanoes with their buddy, Freddi Fish. Since there's no reading involved with
this adventure, it's perfect for preschoolers and young learners."
"Freddi's world is magical and awesome. Interesting
characters like warm n' fuzzy Grandma Grouper, tough looking Junkyard Dogfish,
fast-talking Ray the Manta Ray, a musical Fiddler Crab and a couple of sharks
keep kids motivated in their underwater search."
John Dvorak, C/NET
"Anything that comes from this company, Humongous
Entertainment, is quite good, and this one is no exception. If you have
children, you have to buy Freddi Fish and the Case of the Missing Kelp Seeds.
There's no question about it. I think adults will enjoy it too!"
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