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Spy Fox is a series of software from Humongous Entertainment starring a fictional anthropomorphic fox of the same name. The characters live in a world of anthropomorphic animals who live like humans. There are also several jokes in the games such as Professor Quack eating a certain blueprint which shows how a gadget works (see below) and Monkey Penny's karate belt, which appears on the packaging boxes but is not shown in actual game play (although the belt is sometimes shown in animations that play during credits). Many of the game's names and plot elements are spoofs from the James Bond and Get Smart series. Many random puns are thrown in throughout the games to create a whimsical and humorous environment.
Spy Fox (voiced by Bob Zenk in Dry Cereal and Cheese Chase and Mike Madeoy in the last three games) works for a spy agency called SPY Corps. His cohorts include Monkey Penny (his secretarial assistant), Professor Quack (creator of the SPY Corps gadgets), the SPY Corps Chief, and the four-armed, four-sleeved 'tracking bug', Walter Wireless. There is also a running gag wherein Professor Quack eats a blueprint after telling Spy Fox how a SPY gadget works.
There are three adventure games in the series:
- "Spy Fox in: Dry Cereal" (1997): Spy Fox must save the dairy world from the evil William The Kid.
- "Spy Fox 2: Some Assembly Required" (1999): Spy Fox must turn off Napoleon LeRoach's evil dogbot.
- "Spy Fox 3: Operation Ozone" (2001): Spy Fox must save the ozone layer from being depleted by Poodles Galore.
Two arcade games also exist featuring Spy Fox:
The Spy Fox games each contain several different game paths randomly determined when the player starts a new game. Each path has its own challenges, which some players find more challenging than others. The main protagonist of the games, Spy Fox, uses a variety of gadgets to complete his missions. Each game has a bonus ending wherein the player can catch the villain. The bonus ending is only accessible if the player clicks an option at the right moment.
When running with ScummVM, these games can be played on different operating systems, including Windows, Mac and GNU/Linux. A version of Dry Cereal which uses ScummVM was released in 2008 for Nintendo's Wii console.
- SuperKids Software Review: Spy Fox Operation Ozone
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