Freddi Fish 2: The Case of the Haunted Schoolhouse

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Freddi Fish 2: The Case of the Haunted Schoolhouse
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Cover art
Developer(s)Humongous Entertainment
Publisher(s)Humongous Entertainment
Producer(s)Ron Gilbert
Designer(s)Mark Peyser
Tami Borowick
Composer(s)Tom McGurk
EngineSCUMM
Platform(s)Macintosh
Windows
Linux
Steam
Android
iOS
Release
  • March 29, 1996 (Macintosh, Windows)
  • October 2005, February 28, 2011 (Windows)
  • January 5, 2014 (Steam)[1]
  • September 8, 2014 (Android)[2]
  • September 16, 2014, August 13, 2015 (iOS)
Genre(s)Adventure
Mode(s)Single-player

Freddi Fish 2: The Case of the Haunted Schoolhouse is a 1996 video game and the second of five adventure games in the Freddi Fish series of games developed and published by Humongous Entertainment. It was released on iOS under the title Freddi Fish Haunted Schoolhouse Mystery and on Android with a shortened title Freddi Fish: Haunted Schoolhouse.

Plot[edit]

Freddi Fish swims in the ocean on her way to school. She eventually waits for Luther, who brings his Codfish Commando Action Figure for show and tell. As they enter the classroom, they see that the guppies of their class are hiding. Mrs. Croaker explains that the guppies saw a ghost that steals their toys. While one of the students tells the story, the ghost appears and surprises everyone. While the class gets scared, the ghost swipes down and grabs Luther's action figure. After Luther shouts at the ghost, it gets away. Freddi thinks the ghost isn't real, and promises everyone that she and Luther will find it.

They eventually chase the ghost into the school basement. Freddi commands the ghost to stop, causing it to accidentally drop Luther's toy. Luther manages to retrieve the toy, and the ghost says that it will get it back and leaves, leaving behind a torn piece of sheet. Freddi believes that the ghost is really fake, and decides to build a trap in the basement. They are going to need five more parts in order to set up the trap. How- ever, they need to search around the school to find more parts for their trap.

After they have everything, Freddi and Luther set up the trap and uses Luther's toy as bait. The ghost returns and gets the toy, but gets caught by Freddi and Luther. The ghost turns out to be the sharks from the first game. Freddi explains to the sharks that they should not steal things that belong to someone else. They give Freddi and Luther the guppies' toys, and Luther gives his toy to the sharks to give to the Squidfather, who never had any toys to play with. The two return the toys to the guppies and explains the solution to Mrs. Croaker. She and the guppies give a cheer to the two for saving the school.

Gameplay[edit]

The game uses exactly the same mechanics as its prequel, but contains newer puzzles, collectible and usable items, character encounters, locations, minigames and trivial click spots in the gameplay. The particular parts and pieces for the ghost trap are randomised in every new game.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
GameRankings74.64%[3]
Review scores
PublicationScore
AllGame3/5 stars[4]
IGN7.6/10[5]
The Electric Playground9.5/10[6]
PC Magazine5/5 stars[7]
Unikgamer7.5/10[8]
MacUser4/5 stars[9]
Award
PublicationAward
Game Developer's Choice Awards1997 Spotlight Awards - Best Educational Game[10]

Freddi Fish 2 was generally well-received, getting scores of 74.64% from GameRankings,[3] a 3-star rating from Allgame,[4] 7.6 out of 10 from IGN,[5] 9.5 out of 10 from Electric Playground,[6] 5 Stars from PC Magazine,[7] and Unikgamer gave a 7.5 out 10 score.[8] The Game Developer's Choice Awards awarded it as "Best Educational Game" in the 1997 Spotlight Awards.[10] MacUser declared it one of 1996's top 50 CD-ROMs.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Freddi Fish 2: The Case of the Haunted Schoolhouse on Steam". Steam. Retrieved April 6, 2015.
  2. ^ "Freddi Fish: Haunted Schoolhouse - Android Apps on Google Play". Google Play. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Freddi Fish 2: The Case of the Haunted Schoolhouse for PC - GameRankings". GameZone. Retrieved April 5, 2015.
  4. ^ a b Brad Cook. "Freddi Fish 2: The Case of the Haunted Schoolhouse - Review - allgame". Allgame. Archived from the original on December 11, 2014. Retrieved February 16, 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Freddi Fish 2: The Case of the Haunted Schoolhouse Review". IGN. Retrieved April 4, 2015.
  6. ^ a b Bonnie James (November 22, 1996). "Freddi Fish 2: The case of the Haunted Schoolhouse - Electric Playground". Greedy Productions. Archived from the original on August 4, 1997. Retrieved February 26, 2015. Freddi Fish is funtabulous! The folks at Humongous Entertainment certainly know their stuff. I would love to meet the people who created such an engagingly silly universe.
  7. ^ a b "PC Magazine - Vol. 15" (19). After Hours. November 5, 1996: 457. Retrieved April 5, 2015.
  8. ^ a b "Freddi Fish series on Unikgamer". Unikgamer. Retrieved May 25, 2015.
  9. ^ a b The Editors of MacUser (December 1996). "MacUser's 1996 Top 50 CD-ROMs". Kid's Stuff. Archived from the original on June 5, 2000.
  10. ^ a b "Game Developer Choice Online". UBM Tech. Retrieved May 27, 2015.

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