Freddi Fish

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Freddi Fish
Genres Adventure, Edutainment
Developers Humongous Entertainment
Publishers Humongous Entertainment
Creators Ron Gilbert, Larry Kay, Tami Caryl Borowick
Platforms Windows, Macintosh, iOS, Android, Linux
First release Freddi Fish and the Case of the Missing Kelp Seeds
Oct 28, 1994
Latest release Freddi Fish 5: The Case of the Creature of Coral Cove
2001

Freddi Fish is a series of children's adventure games from Humongous Entertainment. The series began in 1994. Freddi Fish is an anthropomorphic yellow fish who takes on detective investigations throughout the series of games. Her best friend, the small, green Luther goes with her on all her adventures. The voices of Freddi Fish and Luther were performed by Annette Toutonghi[1] and Mike McAuliffe at Bad Animals Studio in Seattle, Washington.[2] The series sold more than 2.5 million copies and won over 75 awards of excellence.[3]

Gameplay[edit]

Freddi and Luther move from one screen to another by clicking where the cursor turns into a chunky arrow. When the cursor is just a small cursor outline then there is nothing clickable, but when the small cursor outline fills in, something happens when clicking the mouse. As with all Humongous Entertainment games, clicking on the environment prompts an animation which is sometimes funny but irrelevant to the plot. However, when a person or certain objects are clicked, something will happen like the person talking or Freddi Fish picking up the object. Collected objects appear on the bottom of the screen in their own individual bubbles. Freddi Fish puts objects away by sweeping them behind her back, often resulting in hilarious scenes when putting away large objects. Overall, Freddi Fish Junior Adventures are mainly about helping solve others' problems which are tied into a constantly progressing storyline.

In all the Freddi Fish games except the second game (Haunted Schoolhouse), the game has some area that is only accessible when accomplishing the "initial" objective—the objective given near the start of the game. Once an area is unlocked, often any leftover stuff is taken away to solve one last challenge.

The third and fourth games end with a mystery to find out who was the thief. In the third game, they give one or two clues that point to the personality of one person; in the fourth game, a clue in the Hogfishes' room points to an object the person had been using.

Games[edit]

Adventure Games[edit]

Arcade Games[edit]

These games are categorized as Junior Arcades for ages 3 to 8. While originally released for Windows and Macintosh, these games are now compatible with the ScummVM player.

Game Releases Developer, Publisher Notes
Freddi Fish and Luther's Maze Madness
  • Windows, Macintosh: November 22, 1996
  • iOS: September 2, 2013
  • Android: April 1, 2014[4]
  • Linux: April 17, 2014[5]
Freddi Fish and Luther's Water Worries
  • Windows, Macintosh: December 19, 1996
  • Linux: May 1, 2014[6]
Freddi Fish's One-Stop Fun Shop
  • Windows, Macintosh: September 26, 2000[7]
Humongous Entertainment, Infogrames Gained Award of Excellence from Review Corner[8]

Other Games[edit]

Freddi Fish Jellyfish Jamboree - Developed by Humongous Entertainment as a Handheld LCD, released in 1999.[9]

Freddi Fish And Friends: ABC Under The Sea - Developed by 1st Playable Productions and published by Atari for the Nintendo DS and was released in October 5, 2010.[10]

Freddi Fish's Fun House - Developed by Nimbus Games and released for iOS and Android in July 17, 2013.[11]

Characters[edit]

Main Characters[edit]

  • Freddi - A yellow fish with orange fins and blue eyes. She volunteers to investigate any mystery or crime that has recently affected her friends. She often counters the crooks she catches with morals of wrongdoings.
  • Luther - A green fish with beige fins and black eyes. He is Freddi's best friend and sidekick. Not as smart as Freddi and sometimes a little greedy but very faithful to his friends and family.

Freddi Fish 1[edit]

  • Boss & Spongehead - Two thieving blue sharks who steal valuable stuff specially for the Squidfather. As their names reflect, Boss is the shark that does the planning, and Spongehead is the shark that follows the instructions with some outcomes going wrong. They also do a major role in the second game.
  • Eddie - A mean,, green electric eel, who stands in other fishes' way and has a big appetite. Plays the same role in the second game.
  • Grandma Grouper - A purple grouper and Freddi's grandmother. Also makes a small appearance in the fifth game.
  • Ray - An aqua-coloured Manta Ray with a fancy for collecting pretty items of value. Plays the same role in the second game.
  • Sam - Pelican and close friend to Freddi and Luther.
  • Squidfather - A giant pink squid, who groans and mumbles when he talks. He is constantly grumpy and spends a lot of time stroking his pet white catfish. In his angriest moments he expels ink. He is based on Vito Corleone from The Godfather and Ernst Stavro Blofeld from the James Bond movies.
  • Tucker Turtle - A green sea turtle and a good friend to Freddi and Luther. Plays a more important role in the second game.

Freddi Fish 2[edit]

  • Barnacle Bob - An orange octopus who specialises in selling pulleys.
  • Captain Schnitzel - A blue fish who wears a captain's hat and a brown sweater. He is an expert in knots.
  • Casey - A magenta fish shaped like Luther with the same colored fins. In the fifth game he analyzes a sample of "sea cheese" found in Coral Cove Park with his microscope.
  • Mr. Triplefin - A blue an aqua fish with green fins. He is a retired janitor who lives in a secluded shack and plays a guitar.
  • Mrs. Croaker - A purple fish who wears a magenta dress. She teaches the young guppies at school.[12]

Freddi Fish 3[edit]

  • Blenny - Luther's uncle and the "Grand Exalted Keeper of the Conch". He was once blamed for stealing the conch.
  • Claw - An orange lobster who has the same personality as Eddie and even owns a "bully's club".
  • Gil Barker - A turquoise-colored shark who acts as a traveling salesman and a carnival ringmaster. Also is one possible suspect in the fourth game.
  • Horst Fedders - A purple seahorse and a tourist.
  • Magenta - A monkey who loves bananas.
  • Nadine - A pink narwhal who always takes care of her tooth.
  • Old Soggy - Blenny's pet dogfish that resembles a basset hound.
  • Pierre - A pompous yellow swordfish with a French accent and a tailor. He is known to brag about his mending.
  • Rosy Pearl - A blue squid who acts as a host of a talent show.

Freddi Fish 4[edit]

  • Cousin Calico Catfish - Freddi's cousin, a yellow catfish with light blue hair and hogfish rancher.
  • E Tippet - A red hermit crab who makes his home in his own mailbox.
  • Eight Finger Phil - A blue octopus with a green bowler hat. He serves as the piano player of the Sodaloon.
  • Fluke - A blue sperm whale who has a cabaret hall inside her mouth and something stuck between her teeth.
  • Goby and Moray - Two hogfish rustlers. Goby is beige and skinny, while Moray is dark brown and fat. Moray's job is to feed the hogfish (the hogfish hate his cooking), and Goby's job is to guard the hideout. Moray's shown to be smarter than Goby.
  • Gruntle - One of Calico's prized hogfish.
  • Hammerhead and Sawfish - Two sharks who do carpentry and frequently drink coffee.
  • Hungry Shark - A Pink Shark, who wears a green hat with a yellow ribbon and has only two teeth and very good at chewing through stuff.
  • Nelson Tony 'Nels' Torso - A cerulean and stronge marlin wearing cadet blue knee-length suspenders with a front pocket and constructing glasses. He specialises in making belt buckles.
  • Puffer - A Mint Green puffer fish who tends to inflate when anyone comes near.
  • Sahara Slim - A reddish brown, elderly fish who once went through the Sahara Desert.
  • Saltwater Stella- A purple fish who is the owner of the Sodaloon.
  • Shady Shark - A green loan shark who has a debt to collect from Gil Barker
  • Sheriff Shrimp - A dark green shrimp who's the sheriff of Briny Gulch.
  • Squids - A trio of blue, orange and purple ink spitting squids who reside at the entrance to the Sodaloon. The purple squid is named Orchid, the orange one is named Apricot, and the blue one is named Periwinkle (Perry for short).
  • U - An orange sea snail. U's real name is Uriah Jedadiah Eruipides Algernon Fortesque Forsythe.[13]

Freddi Fish 5[edit]

  • Al B. Core - A large Maya Blue fish, who owns a stand for exchanging trading cards.
  • Clyde - An absent minded barber who gives fish makeovers.
  • Dadfish - A grouchy pink fish with red fins who lives with his guppy son and doesn't anyone touching his house roof.
  • Donna - A pink fish with a blonde crest and blue eyes and wears a working hat. She is a mechanic who repairs the Claw Machine.
  • Earl - A short sighted turtle, who has an excellent skill in map reading.
  • Gillian Barker - Gil Barker's twin sister.
  • Kipper - A large pink fish who wears a magenta dress and is the owner of the taffy shop.
  • Kit - A blue octopus with orange hair who works as a craftsman on model ships.
  • Laren - A green fish who wears a patched shirt and an orange hat and tries to make his own jug band.
  • Marge the Sarge - A pink with overgrown red hair and wears green military uniform. She's a military strategist who trains tetras.
  • Marty Sardini - A green fish who developed Coral Cove Park.
  • Mayor Marlin - A blue marlin and mayor of the ocean.
  • Nick - A purple fish who owns a shop full of cool stuff.
  • Officer Beverly - A yellow fish with orange fins and wears a police hat. She guards the entrance to Coral Cove Park.
  • Rollo - A Clownfish who sounds gloomy and sells stuff.
  • Xamfear Duncan Dogberry Valentine - A giant magenta sea monster with beige spots and fins who lives in Coral Cove Park.[14]

Books[edit]

Various Children's books about Freddi Fish have been published by Lyrick Publishing, including story books, colouring books and activity books.[15]

Title Date Writer Publisher Illustrator
Freddi Fish: Color and Activity Book[16] 2000 Guy Davis Lyrick Publishing Art Mawhinney
Freddi Fish the Big Froople Match[17] Jul, 2000 Dave Grossman Lyrick Publishing R. Alvord
Freddi Fish: The Missing Letters Mystery[18] Aug, 2000 Dave Grossman, N. S. Greenfield Lyrick Publishing Jay B. Johnson
Freddie Fish a Whale of a Tale![19] Jan, 2001 Scott Nickel Lyrick Publishing Jay B. Johnson
Freddi Fish What's Different?[20] Jan, 2001 Nancy Parent Lyrick Publishing Cary Rillo
Freddi Fish and the Pirate's Treasure[21] Jul 15, 2001 Guy Davis Lyrick Publishing Becky Winslow

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1847476/
  2. ^ http://www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,28340/
  3. ^ "Freddi Fish 5 from CDAccess". CDAccess.com, Inc. Retrieved April 16, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Freddi Fish Maze Madness - Android Apps on Google Play". Google Play. Retrieved April 8, 2015. 
  5. ^ http://www.mobygames.com/game/freddi-fish-and-luthers-maze-madness
  6. ^ http://www.mobygames.com/game/freddi-fish-and-luthers-water-worries
  7. ^ "Freddi Fish's One-Stop Fun Shop - Giant Bomb". giantbomb.com. Retrieved April 16, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Freddi Fish One-Stop Fun Shop - Review Corner Award". reviewcorner.com. Retrieved April 16, 2015. 
  9. ^ http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/freddi-fish-jellyfish-jamboree-1999-52323882
  10. ^ "Freddi Fish: ABC Under The Sea". IGN. Retrieved April 16, 2015. 
  11. ^ http://www.mobygames.com/game/freddi-fishs-fun-house
  12. ^ "Freddi Fish 2 - Meet the Characters" (PDF). pp. 6, 7. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  13. ^ "Freddi Fish 4 - Readme". Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  14. ^ "Freddi Fish 5 - Meet the Characters" (PDF). pp. 7–11. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  15. ^ http://www.goodreads.com/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&query=Freddi+Fish
  16. ^ "ISBN 9781570649462". Barcode Lookup. Retrieved April 22, 2015. 
  17. ^ "ISBN 9781570649479". Barcode Lookup. Retrieved April 22, 2015. 
  18. ^ "ISBN 9781570649486". Barcode Lookup. Retrieved April 22, 2015. 
  19. ^ "ISBN 9781586680619". Barcode Lookup. Retrieved April 22, 2015. 
  20. ^ "ISBN 9781586680633". Barcode Lookup. Retrieved April 22, 2015. 
  21. ^ "ISBN 9781586680664". Barcode Lookup. Retrieved April 22, 2015. 

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