Mr. Bill's Adventureland Review
Reviewed by Mr. Bill & Lela
Although the Freddi Fish games are recommended for the same ages as the Pajama Sam series, in our opinion the Freddi games are simpler to solve and more appropriate for younger players than those who are ready for Pajama Sam. But they are all absolutely delightful and are games which even the parents and grandparents can enjoy along with the kids.
In this the first game of the award winning series, Freddi and her younger friend, Luther, must find Grandma Grouper's Kelp Seeds. They have been stolen by the Squid Fadda (think the 'Godfather') and his bumbling henchmen, the Sharks: and one of them is so dumb that he leaves notes to himself lying around which tell where they've hidden the seeds!
Without the Kelp Seeds to plant all of the sea creatures will go hungry. So Freddi and Luther must search through the underwater caves, deep canyons and colorful reefs of the ocean floor for them, as well as up on the beach and within a sunken Pirate Ship. Your child must search for items which may be useful, and use his/her logic and memory to solve puzzles. Along the way they learn that 'teamwork' and 'helping others' is the way to reach their goals.
The game has an easy point and click interface and almost everything the child clicks on will react. It also contains mini games within the main game which develop eye-hand coordination and/or increase learning. It is replayable, and will then have the clues in different locations and some different solutions. And it also contains several special hidden 'bonus' fun things to do within the game.
We ourselves had a lot of fun playing this game. And the Pirate's Song, "ARGGHH" totally cracked us up: we now walk around singing it!
Developed (1994) and published by Humongous Entertainment. Now published by Infogrames.
Minimum System Requirements:
Hybrid Win / MAC CD ROM! (Hybrid means PC and MAC versions are on the same CD.)
PC: 33 MHz 486, 8 MB RAM, SVGA (640 x 480, 256 Color) Graphics, Windows 3.1 / Windows 95, Sound Card, 2X CD ROM Drive
MAC: 25 MHz 68040 or Power PC, 8 MB RAM, 640 x 480 & 256 Color Video Display, System 7.0 or Higher, 2X CD ROM Drive
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