The super-suave agent, SPY Fox, must find Mr. Udderly, rescue all the cows, and stop William the Kid from depleting the worlds supply of milk. Using ingenious SPY gadgets, keen wits, and daring moves, SPY Fox, jumps out on an udderly exhilarating adventure!
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Very Positive (159 reviews) - 96% of the 159 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 17, 1997

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Reviews

“Spy Fox in "Dry Cereal" really is a very good game with a fun story involving lots of problem solving.”
100 – Quandry

“Overall, this is a great game for kids, and the best part of it is that adults will enjoy playing it with them.”
90 – All Game Guide

“While Spy Fox in 'Dry Cereal' isn't going to provide a deep challenge for experienced gamers, the ‘junior adventurers’ are going to have a blast in what is sure to be a memorable experience.”
80 – Adventure Gamers

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About This Game

Will kids be forced to endure a fate worse than eating dry cereal!?


The Plot: William the Kid has nearly completed his dastardly plan to cow-nap all the worlds supply of milk!

The Mission: The super-suave agent, SPY Fox, must find Mr. Udderly, rescue all the cows, and stop William the Kid from depleting the worlds supply of milk. Using ingenious SPY gadgets, keen wits, and daring moves, SPY Fox, jumps out on an udderly exhilarating adventure!

  • Innovative new tools like Talk Balloons allow kids to investigate in a whole new way
  • Use top secret SPY gadgets to solve puzzles that test logic
  • Earn clues with fun games and activities
  • Clues change every time you play, and the game just might end differently

SPY Fox in Dry Cereal challenges and inspires kids to observe details and solve problems in creative and flexible ways. Kids play with faithful, lovable friends as they discover and explore captivating worlds where they direct the journey at their own pace.

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
SteamOS + Linux
    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
    • Additional Notes: Got milk?
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB 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: 3D graphics card or onboard graphics compatible with OpenGL
    • 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
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card or onboard graphics compatible with OpenGL
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any ALSA supported card on onboard audio
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Overall:
Very Positive (159 reviews)
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Ultrafish25
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
This game is hard swallow, I think I need help
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Owlakki™
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 10
Spy Fox in Dry Cereal is the first in the Spy Fox adventure games made by Humongous Entertainment back in the 90s. The game takes place in a Zootopia-esque world where all of the characters are anthropomorphic animals. In it you play as a Maxwell Smart/James Bond parody character named "Spy Fox" who is assigned to crack a suspicious shortage of the world's milk inorder to prevent a worldwide epidemic of "dry cereal".

Much like all of Humongous's other games Spy Fox is a very kid friendly adventure game. It takes place in a cutesy inoffensive world and the plot is very childlike and easy to understand. What is different about it compared to other Humongous games is you now have the ability to select alternate dialogue options from floating dialogue balloons. This doesn't impact much however but it does make the game feel more like a Saturday morning cartoon show as a result.

It also has random elements like Freddi Fish and Pajama Sam. Only in Spy Fox it's slightly more involved in that the story branches off a little, and how the story progresses varies from playthrough to playthrough. It's still fairly short and really easy for a point and click adventure game but it does deliver a slight amount of replayability as a result.

It's a nice game and nice series but it appeals to children best. Since it does a good job at being a simple easy to follow kids game. Alternatively if you're a fan of constant amounts of animal puns it'll appeal to you too.
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Sparky
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Nice retro game that reminds me of the Pajama Sam, Putt Putt and Freddi Fish games I loved as a kid. Still play them on rare occasions for the nostalgia. If I find all the games for cheap, I'd just buy them all on Steam.
Get it! Some of it may be cheesy, the game may be outdated, but it is still great! Even more so for those who played Humongous Entertainment Games in their youth.
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RobBoss
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
I played this when I was a kid. I think puzzle adventure games like this are great gateway games for young children. Highly recommended for your kids.
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CheesySloppyJoe
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
Brings back childhood memories! This game gas multiple narritaves, so each play through is a little different everytime. The best part of the game is all the puns.
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Piña Colada
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
Product received for free
It helped me with my depression
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The Kramer
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
This game was a brief, enjoyable ride on the late 1990s nostalgia train. A fun, childish point and click adventure game with a interesting story and aethestic.
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Gundam
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
*Childhood relived*

Wow, what an amazing game. Really on par with the AAA games out there.
Fantastic Visual Novel
Sweet James Bond / Batman detective like skills and gadgets
What swag
Seriously Spy Fox drops puns like a gangster

Don't mess with Foxes
Appreciate the milk you have here today
Think of Spy Fox when you drink milk

Our hero: 9999999999/10
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Double Uppercut
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
This is a bit of a tough recommend, since I grew up with Spy Fox as a child. Much like Pajama Sam, I had to take off my rose-tinted nostalgia glasses to really look at this game and...

...Yeah, I don't like it as much as I used to.

Just because I have a thumbs down on your favorite childhood game doesn't mean you should instantly dislike my review. I'm going to go into detailed reasons why I don't like Spy Fox as much now. I'm not saying I hate this game, I just don't see it as this incredibly entertaining game anymore, since I'm- you know- an adult.

Spy Fox follows the James Bond parody of... Spy Fox, as he investigates a mysterious Greek island to uncover a secret villain's plot involving stealing... all the milk... then flooding the earth... so the cows get blamed... and then they'll get arrested, which means no more cow milk... then he'll get rich selling goat milk.

What the hell?

I understand most people will say, "It's made for kids!" to which I reply, "Why are you making excuses for bad story-telling?". I like a good deal of movies and video games out there, and I enjoy just as many products made for children. I like Avatar: The Last Airbender, Spirited Away, and Pajama Sam #1 because they were made for kids, but also had adults in mind while they were making their stories. I never expect the most perfect story ever, but at least some sense of logic would be appreciated.

On top of that, Spy Fox's voice was very... annoying to me. It didn't bother me as much when I was seven, but now, every time he breaks the game by saying a really dumb pun just immediately makes me sigh and roll my eyes. He's supposed to be charming and witty, but he comes across as the nerd in school who thinks its funny to have your jokes revolve around the same topic or remain the same type of joke.

The actual gameplay is pretty meh. It's a Humongous game, so you know what's in store. Lots of clicking. But the story remains the same, with only two distinct variations between achieving your final goal, and three random keys to the M.W.D. (Milky Weapon of Destruction) that you'll have to solve one per game.

That, and there's oftentimes some annoying backtracking. Especially if you want to defeat the Kawk-a-Doodle Foo guy, you have to go ALL the way back to the cafe (Yes, I mispelled C-O-C-K-a-Doodle Foo on purpose. I hate being forcibly censored). If you forget one spy gadget, you have to return to the MobCo base, and grab that gadget in order to advance.

To me this game, seems significantly less developed than Pajama Sam. I mean, Pajama Sam wasn't perfect, but there was a sense of exploring an entirely new world. It was beautiful to look at and to discover the three missing items in it. In Spy Fox, the island is colored with different greys, tans, and puke greens. It's just not very appealing to look at. And you stay in the city/ocean/secret base almost the whole game. The only time you get to see more of the island is when you're driving, and even then it's not much.

Pajama Sam also had structure to it, but it was flexible enough for there to be nine different variations of games. Spy Fox has about six. Again, not a big deal, but it feels severely more limited when the only difference between playthroughs is whether you go out to sea or drive, and which key you'll be grabbing this time. It doesn't feel like I'm a spy. It feels like I'm going through the motions. And that might be because I've beaten this game a ton as a kid.

Besides that, there are plenty of good things in this game. There's tons of little references to James Bond and even a ton of things that have nothing to do with spies. Fox says, "Penny, I've got your number!" at one point, which I thought was cute. The actual animals living in this world stick out a lot and are both very well-drawn and colored. You can tell that two different people worked on the backgrounds and characters- or perhaps it was the same guy with two different ideas in mind.

That, and I like the gadget and question system. Being able to hold onto 4 gadget at a time for whatever might pop up is really practical, as is gathering questions about characters and asking people about them.

Plus, the game does a good job at making you feel like a spy. From playing "Go Fish!", to arming a missile system to blow up a door, to laser-cutting through a door- the game makes sure you feel like a secret agent on a mission.

But, you know, for kids. Whatever.

While its charm has worn on me, it certainly hasn't for the rabid Humongous fans out there. I still enjoyed playing through it, but I just feel like it's not as good as how I remember it. I do remember having much fonder memories of Spy Fox 3, and we'll see if that still carries. But my final score for Spy Fox in Dry Cereal is a 5/10. To me, the pros in this game pretty much equal the cons.
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rcarpenter7
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 12
Great Game to Play with kids.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
This game is hard swallow, I think I need help
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2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Spy Fox in Dry Cereal is the first in the Spy Fox adventure games made by Humongous Entertainment back in the 90s. The game takes place in a Zootopia-esque world where all of the characters are anthropomorphic animals. In it you play as a Maxwell Smart/James Bond parody character named "Spy Fox" who is assigned to crack a suspicious shortage of the world's milk inorder to prevent a worldwide epidemic of "dry cereal".

Much like all of Humongous's other games Spy Fox is a very kid friendly adventure game. It takes place in a cutesy inoffensive world and the plot is very childlike and easy to understand. What is different about it compared to other Humongous games is you now have the ability to select alternate dialogue options from floating dialogue balloons. This doesn't impact much however but it does make the game feel more like a Saturday morning cartoon show as a result.

It also has random elements like Freddi Fish and Pajama Sam. Only in Spy Fox it's slightly more involved in that the story branches off a little, and how the story progresses varies from playthrough to playthrough. It's still fairly short and really easy for a point and click adventure game but it does deliver a slight amount of replayability as a result.

It's a nice game and nice series but it appeals to children best. Since it does a good job at being a simple easy to follow kids game. Alternatively if you're a fan of constant amounts of animal puns it'll appeal to you too.
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628 of 690 people (91%) found this review helpful
170 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 17, 2014
ALL RIGHT, LISTEN UP BUDDY. THIS IS THE BEST DAMN GAME EVER MADE IN HISTORY. YOU'RE LIKE JAMES BOND EXCEPT JAMES BOND IS A FURFAG "But isnt that a downside" YOU SHUT YOUR ♥♥♥♥♥ MOUTH ITS A DOWNSIDE. YOU GOT ALL THESE COOL SPY GADGETS LIKE SILLY PUTTY, GO FISH CARDS. YOU'VE ALSO GOT PENS. YOU'VE GOT PENS THAT HAVE ANVILS IN THEM, PENS THAT HAVE FISH IN THEM, PENS THAT HAVE PARACHUTES IN THEM. IF YOU CAN OR CANT STUFF IT INTO A PEN, YOU BET YOUR ♥♥♥ YOU'VE GOT IT IN A PEN

SO HERES THE DEAL. SOME PUNK-♥♥♥ GOAT DONT LIKE THAT KIDS USE COWS MILK FOR CEREAL OR SOME ♥♥♥♥, SO HE STEALS ALL THE MILK IN THE WORLD, EVEN RIGHT OUT OF THE COWS' ♥♥♥♥. THATS WHY ITS CALLED "Spy Fox in "Dry Cereal"". SO OF COURSE, BEING THE GLOBAL EPIDEMIC THAT THIS IS, WHO DO THEY CALL TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM? THATS RIGHT, JAMES "SPY FOX" MOTHER♥♥♥♥ING BOND. OVER THE COURSE OF YOUR WHOLE 'SAVING THE WORLD' DEAL, YOU GET TO PLAY A LOT OF GO FISH, THE MANLIEST CARD GAME ON THE PLANET, YOU GET TO USE ALL KINDS OF ♥♥♥♥♥IN GATGETS, AND YOU GET TO BANG A KITTY CAT BEHIND YOUR MONKEY GIRLFRIENDS BACK

IN CONCLUSION: THIS IS THE BEST GAME EVERY HOLY COW WHY ARE YOU WASTING YOUR TIME READING MY REVIEW WHEN YOU COULD BE PLAYING IT GO BUY IT NOW INSTALL IT ITLL TAKE LIKE 2 MINUTES HURRY GOGOGOGO 10/10
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202 of 222 people (91%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 17, 2014
Play as an English fox in a tuxedo that can smooth talk his way out of a sandpaper factory.

I recommend this game to fans of dry English humor and those with sly orange fox fetish.

Review update: UK version is best version.
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122 of 131 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 17, 2014
As a millenial, I grew up on Humongous Entertainment games and was excited to see that they are re-releasing many of their old titles. Spy Fox was just charming as I remember it. I especially enjoyed picking up on a lot of the humor I missed as a child. My only complaint is that the voice actors, for reasons I cannot comprehend, are different. And they're just not getting it. If, like me, you played the original game enough to memorize all the nuances and inflections of the dialogue, the new voice acting will prove lackluster, irksome, and at times, distracting. Nonetheless, playing spy fox was a great nostalgic kick and I look forward to rediscovering more of the HE re-releases.
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154 of 183 people (84%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
79 of 94 people (84%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 17, 2014
Pretty good. Just make sure you bring your own milk.
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69 of 79 people (87%) found this review helpful
42 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
the ♥♥♥♥ing pig is a hacker i swear to god
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37 of 39 people (95%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 19, 2014
Let's get one thing out of the way before I continue; if you have any prior interest in Spy Fox, it's because you played these games as a kid. If you're playing these without any kind of nostalgic background, you won't have the same experience.

That said, however, the first installment in the Spy Fox series seems to disprove the notion that nostalgia is a crap-covered filter. Yes, it's still a kids' game at heart, but it's doused in a comic book art style and brimming with amusing one-liners and real-world references; the majority of which flew right over my head as a kid. Humongous made kids' games that had some damn good writing, and Spy Fox: Dry Cereal is a prime example. It never wanders into subtle adult references the way Pixar does, but the cultural references got many a chuckle out of me.

If anything, the game is too-filled with good writing. The titular character is suave, and his brand of humor is dry as a desert, but he has a habit of delivering one-liners any time he enters or prepares to leave an area. The writing itself never gets grating, but having the game hampered down by dialogue so often, especially when backtracking, can get annoying at times. Also potentially annoying are the puzzles. Most of them, I remembered from playing the game as a kid.

The solutions are by no means Monkey-Island level of crazy, and you won't be doing pixel-hunting, but your hand is never really held as you progress You space out during a cutscene and you've got to do a bit of memory recall. Not to mention, I have no idea how a kid could figure out some of these puzzles.

However, these are minor complaints. Spy Fox isn't a "hard game", and even if it slows down every so often to deliver oddly-choreographed dialogue, you're not going to grow increasingly impatient with it. The art style is fun, the writing is mature yet still kid-friendly, and the game's collective parody of spy culture is refreshing and appreciated. Heck, even if you didn't play this as a kid, it's still worth a shot.

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36 of 39 people (92%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 20, 2015
This is my childhood translated into downloadable data. 10/10, would relive childhood again.
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