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Freddi Fish 2: The Case of the Haunted Schoolhouse

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Windows 3.x
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3.8
Linux
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Macintosh
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4.5

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Back of Jewel Case-Windows/Windows 3.x/Macintosh (US):
    So who is haunting the schoolhouse, taking the toys and practically scaring the scales off of all the guppies? Good thing super-sleuths Freddi Fish and Luther are on the case. Their plan: build a trap to capture and expose the phony ghost. To reach their goal the two friends need your child's help to find a few things-and the list of items changes every time they play. Kids will dive right in to direct this undersea mystery filled with old friends, new faces and a festive sing-along soundtrack.

  • Like the real world, Freddi Fish's world changes every time you play.
  • Search through fascinating places like a submarine, a ship or Atlantis
  • Out of time? You can save the game and finish it later.
  • Take breaks with Freddi Fish: play games like Crab invaders, solve puzzles, draw pictures or just sing songs.

  • Contributed by Andrew Shepard (1231) on Aug 29, 2007.

Press Release:

    Humongous Entertainment Ships a New World of Animated Fun in
    Freddi Fish 2: The Case of the Haunted Schoolhouse

    Free-Limited Edition Sing Along with Freddi Fish and her Friends Book and Audiotape to be available with CD-ROM at Launch

    Woodinville, WA, August 8, 1996 -- Humongous Entertainment
    , creator of award-winning interactive games for children, today announced that Freddi Fish 2: The Case of The Haunted Schoolhouse will be in stores on August 29. The new hand-animated Junior Adventure for kids age 3-8 will be available on one multi-platform CD-ROM for Windows 95, Windows 3.1 and Macintosh operating systems for $39.95 ESP. Sing Along with Freddi Fish and her Friends, a colorful illustrated 24-page book and audiotape with songs from the game, will be available free with the purchase of Freddi Fish 2 at launch.

    Everyone's favorite talking fish is back with an ocean full of fun in Freddi Fish 2: The Case of the Haunted Schoolhouse. A phony ghost has invaded the schoolhouse and is stealing all of the guppies' toys. Freddi Fish and her pal Luther are on the case to unmask the ghost and reclaim the toys. Kids help the super-sleuths collect a few things to build a ghost trap - and the list of items changes every time they play! Kids direct this undersea mystery filled with old friends, new faces and a festive sing-along soundtrack of original songs. Along the way they discover that it takes teamwork and some critical thinking to gather the right parts and solve the mystery. No reading is required.

    "Freddi Fish 2 is an underwater world full of adventure with 36 new environments to explore, mini-games, surprises and lovable characters that both kids and parents will enjoy," said Mark Peyser, lead artist and co-designer of Freddi Fish 2. "Games can be saved for 12 different players, so family and friends can get immersed in the fun and return to their favorite game anytime," added Tami Borowick, lead programmer and co-designer of Freddi Fish 2.

    Players will want to talk with all of the characters they meet, since they may provide clues to help them solve the case. Eddie the Eel with an electric personality, Ray the fast-talking Manta Ray, the bungling sharks Boss and Spongehead, and the Squidfather are all back in Freddi Fish 2. Colorful new friends include Mrs. Croaker the schoolteacher, Mr. Triplefin the retired janitor, Captain Schnitzel the former leader of the flounder fleet, Barnacle Bob the eclectic pulley collector, Casey -- an Einstein of the aquatic world, and Tucker Turtle -- the fastest turtle around.

    Kids of all ages can play with Crab Invaders, draw pictures on a chalkboard, solve the ceiling tile puzzles, watch silly movie previews or just sing songs for entertaining breaks in Freddi Fish 2. Mini-games and activities include the following:
    Sing-Along: Eight of the main characters in Freddi Fish 2 perform more than 50 songs for sing-along fun! The limited-edition, hand-illustrated Sing Along with Freddi Fish and her Friends book and audiotape includes the lyrics and music of several songs from the game.

    Crab Invaders: This fast-action arcade game pits Luther against wave after wave of crabs that come faster and faster. Luther's challenge is to knock the crabs off the rock by squirting them with water before they reach the bottom.

    Chalkboard Art: The chalkboard in Mrs. Croaker's classroom allows kids to create words and pictures using pre-made stamps of alphabet letters and shapes, as well as chalk in a rainbow of colors. Leave yourself messages. Click on the print button to save works of art on paper!

    Ceiling Tiles: This sliding picture puzzle found in Atlantis can range in complexity from simple to perplexing. The ceiling above Neptune's statue holds one of three pictures, each with sevral different starting configurations. Kids can shuffle the puzzles as often as they like.

    Film Festival: Go to the theater with Freddi Fish and Luther to watch one or all of 16 different short movie previews including Codzilla, Worm Doodles, Codfish Commando and Garzan.


    Freddi Fish's world is packed full of hundreds of secret click points that spring to life on command. Kids can send a plant, cabinet door or, light bulb into action with the simple click of a mouse, then watch the fun and surprises unfold. Clicking on objects more than once can reveal new animated surprises and sounds. Some click points can even work together for levels of fun that are off the scale.

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    Established in 1992 by Shelley Day and Ron Gilbert, Humongous Entertainment creates high-quality, hand-drawn, interactive Junior Adventures, Junior Field Trips and Junior Arcade CD-ROM's that encourage kids to explore, discover and have fun. Endearing original characters include Putt-Putt, Freddi Fish, Fatty Bear, Buzzy the Knowledge Bug and Pajama Sam.

    Junior Adventures challenge and inspire kids to think for themselves in creative and flexible ways. Children play with faithful, lovable friends as they discover captivating worlds where they direct the journey and overcome challenges at their own pace. Humongous Entertainment's heart-warming characters and engaging adventures come to life through feature-film quality animation, original music and the power of a child's imagination. Humongous Entertainment is a wholly-owned subsidiary of GT Interactive Software Corporation.


    Contributed by Jeanne (75601) on Apr 23, 2004.