Spy Fox in "Dry Cereal"

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Spy Fox in "Dry Cereal"
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CD cover
Developer(s) Humongous Entertainment
Publisher(s) Atari (PC)
Mistic Software (Wii)[1]
Nimbus Games (iOS)
Sony Computer Entertainment (PlayStation)
Designer(s) Brad Carlton
Lisa Wick
Composer(s) Jeremy Soule
Engine SCUMM
Platform(s) Mac OS, Windows, Wii, iOS, Android, Linux
Release date(s)
  • October 17, 1997 (Windows, Macintosh)
  • March 3, 1999 (PlayStation)
  • July 17, 2008 (Wii)
  • May 4, 2012 (iOS)
  • April 1, 2014 (Android)
  • April 17, 2014 (Linux)
Genre(s) Adventure
Mode(s) Single-player

Spy Fox in "Dry Cereal" is the first of three games in the Spy Fox series developed by Humongous Entertainment and marketed by Atari. In 2012, Nimbus Games Inc. released a version designed for both iOS and Google Play. The game has 2 million copies sold and received 20 Awards of Excellence.[2]

Plot[edit]

The game takes place on the fictional island of Acidophilus in Greece. William the Kid, the CEO of the Nectar of the Goats (N.O.G.) Corporation, plots to rid the world of cow's milk so that he can take control of the dairy world with his "delicious" goat by-products. By kidnapping all of the dairy cows in the world, including his rival, Mr. Howard Hugh Heifer Udderly III, the president and CEO of Amalgamated Moo Juice Incorporated, Kid plans to gather all of the dairy milk in the world in a giant milk carton called the Milky Weapon of Destruction, flood the capital with all that milk, frame the dairy cows for that crime, get them all thrown in cow jail, and eventually take over the dairy world. SpyFox is assigned to find Kid's secret fortress, where this Milky Weapon of Destruction is being held, and disarm the weapon and terminate Kid's scheme.

Gameplay[edit]

The Spy Fox adventures retain the easy-to-use format of the other Humongous computer games, but unlike the others, the Spy Fox series introduces talk balloons. Talk balloons enable Spy Fox to ask any character a specific question instead of simply having an ordinary conversation. Monkey Penny offers Spy Fox a number of gadgets to make use of. Like other Humongous titles, Spy Fox offers minigames within the game. The Spy Fox games have multiple narratives; the story branches into a small number of threads midway through the game, and which thread the story follows is randomly selected each playthrough.

Reception[edit]

Spy Fox in "Dry Cereal" received mixed to positive reviews from various critics. GameRankings gave 80% for the PC version and 55% for the Wii version, both based on 1 review,[3][4] IGN gave a great 8.4 out of 10 score for the PC version,[5] Adventure Gamers gave a 4-star rating,[6] Allgame gave a 4.5-star rating[7] and Unikgamer gave a 7.9 out 10 score.[8]

Reception
Aggregate score
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 80% (PC - 1 review)[3]
55% (Wii - 1 review)[4]
Review scores
Publication Score
Adventure Gamers 4/5 stars[6]
AllGame 4.5/5 stars[7]
IGN 8.4/10 (PC)[5]
Unikgamer 7.9/10[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mistic Software Inc.". Mistic Software Inc. 2013. Retrieved April 1, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Spy Fox in "Dry Cereal" Majesco Entertainment". Majesco Entertainment. Retrieved June 1, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Spy Fox in "Dry Cereal" for PC - GameRankings". Game Rankings. Retrieved May 27, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Spy Fox in "Dry Cereal" for Wii - GameRankings". Game Rankings. Retrieved May 27, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Spy Fox in "Dry Cereal" Review". IGN. Retrieved May 27, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Spy Fox in "Dry Cereal" Information, Screenshots & Media". Adventure Gamers. Retrieved May 27, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b Brad Cook. "Spy Fox in "Dry Cereal" - Review - allgame". Allgame. Archived from the original on December 11, 2014. Retrieved February 16, 2016. 
  8. ^ a b "Spy Fox series on Unikgamer". Unikgamer. Retrieved June 1, 2015. 

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