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December 1998


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Review: Freddi Fish 3

by Mike Shields,


[ffSplash graphic]Product Information
By Humongous Entertainment
Ages: 3-8

System Requirements
25MHz 68040 or Power PC
8 MB of RAM
640x480 with 256 colors
System 7 or higher
Double-speed CD ROM drive

The third in the series, this time we follow the adventures of Freddi and his good friend Luther as they try to solve the crime of “Who stole the Golden Conch Shell?” Their Uncle Blenny has been accused, as he’s the keeper of the Conch. Your goal, as Freddi, is to find clues, solve puzzles, and ultimately find whodunnit.

Now, I love a mystery. However, as I wrote above, this game is for ages 3 thru 8, for which my daughter Amanda, 4, was better qualified than myself. So, if you’ll allow me a little artistic license, she’ll take over the rest o’ the review.

Hi, kids! My daddy got me Freddi the Fish 3! I put the CD in the drive, and double clicked. I was instantly transported into a bucket, being carried by a pelican to an island. He dropped us off, only for me to find my Uncle Blenny locked up. He told me to search for three golden pipes, which are part of the Golden Conch Shell.

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There were puzzles to solve, as well as games to play. Sometimes, you have to play a game to solve a puzzle! After I found the three golden pipes, I followed Old Soggy the dogfish to a place right outta Indiana Jones! I got the three jewels, and found the conch, and figured out who did it! This time, it was Pierre the Tailor. However, I’ve played several times, and the culprit is different every time!

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It’s Mike again. As you can see, my daughter really enjoyed the game, and I think that’s most important. The artwork is excellent, as with all the games in the Humongous Entertainment line. No noticeable delays occurred while running on my newly installed 8500. There are also demos on the disk for other games, which include Putt-Putt, Pajama Sam, and Spy Fox. My daughter wants Spy Fox for Christmas.

So, as you can see, my daughter gives this game her highest rating. And I have to give this game ATPM’s highest rating as well, because this game even kept Scott intrigued, and he’s two.

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Reader Comments (15)

Francine R. Ganter · March 20, 2002 - 10:39 EST #1
This is great. Do you know if I can dowload all the games you have?
Cary · April 7, 2002 - 07:50 EST #2
This is a really nice web site. I love Freddi Fish, but mine broke. Can I download yours? I would like that a lot.
Lee Bennett (ATPM Staff) · April 7, 2002 - 17:36 EST #3
Cary - our site only contains reviews of the products. In virtually all cases, we are not affiliated with the manufacturers of the products we review. If you need help with Freddi Fish, you'll need to contact Humongous Entertainment.
Sandra Thomas · April 9, 2002 - 04:28 EST #4

My son, Matt, is 8 years old and enjoys playing Freddi Fish at school. I would like to know if I can download any of the series from this site.

Thank you.
Mike Shields (ATPM Staff) · April 9, 2002 - 08:01 EST #5
As Lee stated above, all we do is review the games. In this case, you can go to the Humongous Entertainment website, as above, to see if they have online downloads available. Thank you for your comments. Mike
Hollywood Guy
Confused · October 12, 2002 - 20:38 EST #6
Help! I play Freddi Fish 3 and I can't pass it! When you have to get the pliers out of that prickly plant in the airplane near the volcano, I can't find a way. Can you please help me?
Ian · November 12, 2002 - 13:42 EST #7
Dear Confused

If you haven't solved it yet, to get the pliers from the prickly plant, you will need the "heavy duty glove" which, like lots of the other items, will be lying around in one of the scenes.

Ian (with assistance from his daughter Miri)
anonymous · January 1, 2003 - 22:05 EST #8
Help me! I don't know how to get the flashlight from the bully's cave. I've tried everything I could think of.
anonymous · January 15, 2003 - 04:00 EST #9
Go to the carnival barker (4 purple urchins to enter), play the game and you'll get a mirror as a prize. The crab will be scared of his image.
Winston · March 9, 2003 - 18:58 EST #10
Could someone help me, please? How do I get past the doorway covered with weeds? Do I need to set the fish loose? If so, how? Thanks a lot.
anonymous · November 24, 2003 - 10:20 EST #11
To open the kelp door, click on the fish and then click on the clam next to him. The clam will bite through the rope and set the fish free to open up the door!
Jason · November 29, 2004 - 06:45 EST #12
I'm a fan of both Freddi Fish and Elvis Presley, as I played the game it was exciting and full of learning skills. When I discover the Tumble Tubes, the music coral has an Elvis Presley music in it,my brother and I been trying to find or download the music but we can't seem to find it,and the lyrics is still pending to find it. Not even extracting the file to record the sample could solve. Can anyone help me to tell what song title did Elvis Presley sing in Freddi Fish 3 (Stolen Conch Shell)?
Maya Adachi · October 8, 2005 - 16:04 EST #13
I figured I needed some kind of glove to get the pliers out of the prickly thing in the airplane for FF3 (stolen conch shell), but I've searched EVERYWHERE many times with no luck. Could someone please tell me which scene it's in? Maybe my version has a bug/flaw?

Thank you...
nguyen huy tuong · April 19, 2006 - 01:00 EST #14
this is a good game for kids
Michell · April 29, 2006 - 16:23 EST #15
Thank goodness I found this site 'cause my son (and I) were getting frustrated trying to find some of the pipes. Even so, I continued to search online for more hints. Thought I'd pass on another source with hints which will answer all your questions:
Good luck!

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