Help underwater detective Freddi Fish and her finny friend Luther solve the case. Explore underwater caves, deep canyons and colorful reefs, and discover fascinating places like King Crab's Castle and A Sunken Ship Out of Time, in an effort to save the reef.
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Very Positive (11 reviews) - 90% of the 11 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (181 reviews) - 94% of the 181 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 28, 1994

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Packages that include this game

Buy Freddi Fish Complete Pack

Contains the following Freddi Fish games:
Freddi Fish 1: The Case of the Missing Kelp Seeds (1994)
Freddi Fish 2: The Case of the Haunted Schoolhouse (1996)
Freddi Fish and Luther's Maze Madness (1996)
Freddi Fish and Luther's Water Worries (1996)
Freddi Fish 3: The Case of the Stolen Conch Shell (1998)
Freddi Fish 4: The Case of the Hogfish Rustlers of Briny Gulch (1999)
Freddi Fish 5: The Case of the Creature of Coral Cove (2001)

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Putt-Putt Complete Pack
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Freddi Fish Complete Pack
Spy Fox Complete Pack
Junior Field Trip Complete Pack
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“The puzzles are difficult without being frustrating, and there are plenty of fun animations to watch and hot spots to click along the way.”
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About This Game

Grandma Grouper's kelp seeds are missing and without them all of the sea creatures will go hungry!

Help underwater detective Freddi Fish and her finny friend Luther solve the case. Explore underwater caves, deep canyons and colorful reefs, and discover fascinating places like King Crab's Castle and A Sunken Ship Out of Time, in an effort to save the reef. Children use logical thinking and reasoning skills as they gather information and then use what they have learned to solve the mysteries of the sea!

Game Features:

  • Help Freddi Fish and Luther find the missing seeds in 40 different places!
  • Fun discoveries await children as they explore the ocean bed with Freddi -- you never know what they'll find!
  • Kids have a great time exploring more than 500 secret click points -- a new surprise every time they play!

This product uses ScummVM across Windows, Mac and Linux which is released under the GNU GPL v2.
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System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 100% DirectX compatible graphics
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX compatible card or onboard sound
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 100% DirectX compatible graphics
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX compatible card or onboard sound
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X Leopard 10.7
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card or onboard graphics compatible with OpenGL
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% CoreAudio compatible card or onboard sound
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X Leopard 10.7 or newer
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card or onboard graphics compatible with OpenGL
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% CoreAudio compatible card or onboard sound
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 100% OpenGL accelerated card or onboard graphics
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any ALSA supported card on onboard audio
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 100% OpenGL accelerated card or onboard graphics
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any ALSA supported card on onboard audio
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supergirl SJ
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 5
Old school and so much fun!!! Immensely enjoyed playing it!!!
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lindzlucy
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 4
I remember playing this game as a kid and it is still as good as I remember it! I was probably more excited than I should have been to see it on sale! Definitely worth the money and 45 minutes it took to complete it haha
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BLONDACKAY17
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 2
Why dont you love me, I'll ♥♥♥♥ing kill you. Karen please come back. Come back and we can play this like we used to. Great game.
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Double Uppercut
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 2
Well, here we go with another Steam sale and another sh**-load of games purchased that I'll spend forever trying to beat and turn a regular review, for no other reason than my own personal satisfaction.

So, you know, I'm living the dream.

I decided to pick up Freddi Fish this sale, since I had finally gotten around to beating Pajama Sam and Spy Fox, and I already played the pretty stale experience titled "Putt Putt Joins the Parade". I mean, what the hell? Let's just play all the Humongous games!

Freddi Fish has you playing as the titular character, who is a young aspiring fish detective out to help people with their various problems. In this first entry, all the fish in the ocean are literally DYING. I'd say those are some pretty low stakes to set for your first game.

Your grandma had all the fish's supply of kelp (a bit foolish, if you ask me), and it was unfortunately stolen by sharks who would leave clues behind in bottles out in the open for anyone to find. So, the game has you both trying to help fix whatever random problems a fish might have gotten into (trapped in a cage, living in a bright shell, or... using a mandolin as a crutch), as well as tracking down the bottles throughout the ocean floor. It's a nice combination between following clues and solving simple puzzles, that gives the game better flow than something like Putt Putt.

What I don't like, however, is the process you have to go through in order to get said bottles. This is still one of the older Humongous games where you can't skip the transition animation between screens, and the puzzles are so simple that the game gets really... really... really dull after a while. It's not unbearable, but it doesn't help the game for being fun, or at least memorable.

The game also seems to have a bit of a lazy HUD, where Freddi and Luther will actually swim in front of their inventory list on certain screens, as if it's a part of the background. And the aesthetic has me... mixed, at best. I love the backgrounds. The hand-painted screens look wonderful, but all the cartoony, bright fish that swim in it don't fit. Like, at all.

It's a similar complaint I had with 2015's refuse-worthy children's film "The Good Dinosaur". They both have wonderful backgrounds, but the characters that inhabit them are a big contrast from it. I think the backgrounds in this game would be better for a point-and-click horror game for a diver slowly losing oxygen than needs to find his lost submarine. A lot of the backgrounds are dark, intimidating, or ominous in some ways that gave me more of an isolated and suffocating feeling than the feeling of playing a simple kids adventure.

Of course, the voice acting is pretty "meh". Freddi and Luther are fine, but with the rest of the characters, it's pretty hit-and-miss. Some memorably terrible voices would be Fiddler Crab, the dumb shark, and the hermit crab. They just sound too overly-cartoonish or just flat-out bad to listen to.

And the game's story is pretty weak. You get some kelp to save all the fish in the sea, but the fact that no one cares about the potential starvation, or that the only political impact is just the king being mildly concerned about their ENTIRE FOOD SUPPLY GONE MISSING, seems a little odd to me. I mean, if America lost all of it's supply on food, would the President start a press conference, and open with, "Well, citizens of America, it seems we have lost all of our food supplies. Don't worry about it, though! There's these two kids that told me they'd find it. So... just go about your own business."

And some of the fish are inanely stupid, getting stuck in incredibly simple problems. Seriously, Fiddler Crab. How the f*** did you get stuck in that f***ing cage. It's not a crab trap. That is a simple locking cage. Did you accidentally lock yourself in there? In your own cage? And Luther is such a hindrance as a sidekick, it really feels like Freddi is the one going around and fixing everyone's incredibly simple problems, instead of them just going out and actually finding the solutions themselves, if they could just move their g****** legs.

Yes, this is a children's game. I know people like to the throw out the "But it's for kids!" argument whenever you call something from children's entertainment sh***y, but I pull no punches and I use no excuses for my criticism. If I didn't like something in a game, I didn't f***ing like it. It doesn't matter if it's "just a kid's game" or "just an action game", and I need to get over myself. It's that mentality that lets horrible entertaiment like Transformers run rampant in the film industry.

Slight rant aside, Freddi Fish is an honestly bad game. It's story was certainly lacking, especially with the tacked-on moral at the end, it's artstyle clashes, and it's puzzles are far too simple (even for its intended audience). It just felt very devoid of anything unique as a kid's edutainment game. I won't come back and play this game anytime soon. I'm giving Freddi Fish and The Case of the Missing Kelp Seeds, a 3/10.
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Mr. Assister
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Reliving my childhood will always be worth the price of admission! Just finished it again for the first time in years!
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SilverFireDragon
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
I have literally played this game since I was a kid, never ceases to fail me.
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Pajeet
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Best game 10/10
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babydollgun
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Awesome game!
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Hambubger
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Reliving my childhood was worth the $2.79 it cost and the 75 minutes it took to beat.
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Bizarre
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 10
I absolutely love this game, I would play it so much as a kid and playing it again at 19 years old is just awesome, it's so special to me. Brings up a ton of great memories... the music is fantastic and laid back and the beautifully drawn artwork and animation just pulls you in for the ride! I highly recommend this wonderful HE title. :)
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Reliving my childhood was worth the $2.79 it cost and the 75 minutes it took to beat.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Why dont you love me, I'll ♥♥♥♥ing kill you. Karen please come back. Come back and we can play this like we used to. Great game.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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1.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Best game 10/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Reliving my childhood will always be worth the price of admission! Just finished it again for the first time in years!
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438 of 453 people (97%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 17, 2014
Hey look, my childhood is for sale on steam. Buy it.
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244 of 293 people (83%) found this review helpful
69 people found this review funny
Recommended
267.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 25, 2014
Sexual Euphamisms: The Game

May cause ADHD, herpes, incontinence, odd erections, tourettes syndrome, lack of sleep, loss of appetite, acne, stuttering, blurred vision, and pregnancy.

10/10 best game on Steam.
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138 of 153 people (90%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 17, 2014
dont trust the Ray, he sells drugs to little kids.
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115 of 123 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 17, 2014
Damn you nostalgia... >_<
Even though I had spend alot of monies on games this month, I had to buy this one. It brings up so many memories...
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151 of 173 people (87%) found this review helpful
105 people found this review funny
Recommended
180.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
Prepare to leap out of the frying pan, and into the fiery bowels of hell's own molten magma kitchen stove in this all but candid, gritty, action thriller. Slay demons, vanquish peons, melt down physical embodiments of your own nightmares into piles of smoldering ash. Play as the gleaming jaws of justice known as Fredrick E. Fish with your glorious sidekick who owns the appearance of those peas you would always push around with your fork at the dinner table. Never again feel an empty hole within you, void of fish gutting, fin serating, slime slinging action; it is now right here at your fingertips' disposal. The only thing I could do when I launched this game was try and pick my jaw up from the floor due to the explosive impact of my kelp seeds being cast into oblivion. I can't give this game a 10/10, it would be too meager. Fish/10, would find my kelp seeds again.
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