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Dive in to help Freddi Fish and Luther navigate a labyrinth of underwater caves and collect the scattered kelp seeds!
Release Date: Nov 22, 1996
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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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New Update and a New Language Available

August 19th, 2014

Hello Everyone,

A new update for Freddi Fish and Luther's Maze Madness is now available which contains the following:

  • I have updated ScummVM from 1.6.0 to 1.7.0 across Windows, OS X and GNU/Linux.
  • opengl_nearest is the new display renderer. This provides really sharp looking graphics and also ensures 100% Steam Overlay functionality for Windows. It runs at your monitors current resolution.
  • I have completely re-written the shell launcher for GNU/Linux and implemented a new libraries system. This should allow for many more users of GNU/Linux to play the game and not just people on the latest versions of Ubuntu and Mint.
  • The Modern ScummVM skin now works on GNU/Linux. You can access the ScummVM menu by pressing CTRL+F5 (or Fn+F5 for Mac OS X) at any time.
  • ScummVM source code has been updated to 1.7.0. SDL source code is now included.

Also, I'd like to officially announce that the Dutch version of the game is now available for all customers.

Enjoy the update and thank you for playing :)

Saleck
Night Dive Studios

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About the Game

Dive in to help Freddi Fish and Luther navigate a labyrinth of underwater caves and collect the scattered kelp seeds!

Over 50 maze-crazed caverns to explore. Junior Arcade games are jam-packed with fast-and-furious gameplay that satisfies kids' hunger for action and surprises! Starring lovable characters and the high-quality, hand-drawn animation that families have come to expect from Humongous Entertainment, this series will provide hours of action and fun for your children.

Product Features:

  • Challenging, arcade-style games for kids ages 3 to 8 (and children of all ages)
  • Action with all the quality you would expect from Humongous Entertainment
  • Save your game after each level and track the scores of up to 75 players
  • The easy-to-use Custom Level Builder allows kids to make their own a-maze-ing levels

Junior Arcade games are jam-packed with fast-and-furious gameplay that satisfies kids’ hunger for action and surprises! Starring lovable characters and the high-quality, hand-drawn animation that families have come to expect from Humongous Entertainment, this series will provide hours of action and fun for your children.

This product uses ScummVM across Windows, Mac and Linux which is released under the GNU GPL v2.
For more information, please visit - www.scummvm.org
The GNU GPL can be viewed here - https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 100% DirectX compatible graphics
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 512 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX compatible card or onboard sound

Mac System Requirements

    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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 512 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% CoreAudio compatible card or onboard sound

Linux System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 100% OpenGL accelerated card or onboard graphics
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 512 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any ALSA supported card on onboard audio
Helpful customer reviews
35 of 36 people (97%) found this review helpful
198 products in account
6 reviews
6.9 hrs on record
Let me tell you all about Maze Madness.

You play as Freddi Fish, one of greatest female characters in gaming. Lara Croft and Samus Aran have NOTHING on Freddi. She's smart, determined, and completely badass. She also has an awful sidekick named Luther, who despite being in the title is not a playable character, and serves no purpose other than to screw up and force Freddi to undergo a challenging quest.

Your mission: recover a million missing kelp seeds. Sounds dull? Well, these kelp seeds are scattered throughout 50 different caves. Caves home to some of the most fearsome monsters to ever cross your computer screen. The first one you meet is the angler fish. This little guy is MEAN. Swim too close to him, and he will let loose a menacing growl designed to make you empty your bladder rapidly. And they only get more nasty the further you go. There's the shark, who will happily laugh as he tries to eat you. There's the crab, skulking in the shadows, silent except for the snipping sound of his deadly claws. There's the squid, who will emit an ungodly shriek every time it detects you. And worst of all: the dogfish. A Lovecraftian horror that will immediately lock onto your scent and never rest until it has hunted you down.

But hey, it's a game for kids, so the baddies can't really hurt you, right? WRONG! Every time Freddi is caught, she is forced to give up a PB&J sandwich to the creature in exchange for her life. Run out of sandwiches, and she will not dare enter another maze. It's painfully obvious that without those sandwiches, the enemies would gladly feast on her flesh. It is impossible to play this game without imagining your beloved Freddi in the place of one of those sandwiches; being ripped apart, chewed into tiny pieces, or even devoured whole. This is what's at stake.

And you WILL get caught. These dark creatures are relentless, and although you can temporarily stun them, there is no way to deal with them permanently. Freddi is always on the run, and the mazes are full of dead ends and traps. This game is difficult. The enemies are unpredictable. You can outsmart them, for a time. But all it takes is one mistake, one slip of the awkward controls.

Why does Freddi persist so? What value do these accursed kelp seeds have, that she must recover every last one? We may never know. However, I have a theory that this 'Grandma Grouper', the rightful owner of the kelp seeds, is actually a vengeful member of the undersea mafia, who will exact unbearable tortures on Freddi and Luther should the loss of her treasure be discovered. Who else could incite such fear in someone that they would rather face countless monsters than their wrath? One thing is clear: Grandma Grouper is not the nice old lady that she appears to be.

In short, Maze Madness is an accurate title, for you shall soon go mad when you venture into these horrific caverns, picking up treasure one little piece at a time. It is a poignant metaphor for life, as we stumble around in the dark, picking at scraps for our heartless overseers, with plenty of empty bonus items that do nothing except inflate a meaningless number, while we struggle to avoid the many dangers that could take our life at any moment.

This game was my childhood. It made me into the hardened man I am today, the man who can stare unblinkingly into the face of any horror, because I beat Maze Madness. I entered the depths of hell and braved the terrors within. This is not a game, it is a rite of passage, that all must pass if they are to become truly strong.

Buy it. I dare you.
Posted: April 26th, 2014
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30 of 33 people (91%) found this review helpful
207 products in account
1 review
0.1 hrs on record
I'M A GROWN ♥♥♥ ADULT AND I PLAY WHAT I DAMN WELL WANT. THIS GAME IS THE ♥♥♥♥. In all seriousness, I remember these games from my childhood, and it does bring back a lot of great memories. Great game for kids too!
Posted: April 17th, 2014
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
151 products in account
1 review
1.9 hrs on record
This game was my childhood and I want everyone to experience it. The controls are a bit clunky and slow but they do the job. For the most part. Also the graphics look like they were made in Paint but the music is pretty enjoyable. Not much going on on the story side to be honest but besides that, there's a mode where you can create and customize your own mazes. I remember creating the easiest most ridiculous custom mazes and got a huge kick out of completing them. Not sure why. Guess it gave me some sense of being the one in power and control. Or, you know, you can play a cruel god and build the dumbest hardest possible mazes that destroy Freddi within a second. The loading and saving system is kind of strange, since story mode and maze mode seem to have separate ones. (Also no matter what speed you've adjusted to your mouse it'll be slowed down/or sped up to the game's own mouse speed which kind of sucks for me.)

I'd recommend this game to kids who are tired of playing chess all day long and want to burn their eyes with the vibrant colours this game throws at you. Or, you know, people who get a huge amount of nostalgia from playing games they spent hours on when they were young. (Though in this case I'd say that memories grow sweeter with time. The game is probably not as frustrating and/or awesome as you remember it to be.)
Posted: April 17th, 2014
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
426 products in account
2 reviews
0.8 hrs on record
Ok so hear me out, the game starts out with Freddy's good brotha Luthor comin over to freddy' good ol grandmas house to chill and ♥♥♥♥ and luthors all like "aw ♥♥♥♥ dude we gotta get some munchies up in dis ♥♥♥♥♥" but freddy's all like "aw hell naw luthor, you know what that ♥♥♥♥ does to ya before lunch" but Luthor was havin none of dat ♥♥♥♥ so he ransacks da house in a quest for munchies and accidentally lets loose grandma's magical treasure (i wont let out any spoilers but it has somethin to do with kelp seeds (winky face)) and now it's all up to freddy to be a man with a girls voice and get that ♥♥♥♥ back before grandma returns and goes all ape ♥♥♥♥ over the place. Its an intense game filled with every emotion in the book with appearences of characters like jaws, not the ♥♥♥♥ty shark jaws, james bond jaws and you know he aint just gonna let you go without wreckin some ♥♥♥♥ first, truly a game of the ages. I would have to give this a 9/10 simply because the gameplay is in fact so intense that my heart stopped mid playthrough and when revived back at the hospital i had to break the ♥♥♥♥ out just so i could get back to the game.

extra note: i do count having to break out of the hospital as part of the gameplay since it is what im sure the developers expected to happen
Posted: July 1st, 2014
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
4 products in account
1 review
6.3 hrs on record
I adore this game. It's super nostagic! The graphics are cute and colorful, and the music is fantastic. The "clicking" way to play this game is a bit strange, so use the arrow keys and it'll be much easier. If you played this game growing up in the 90's, definitely buy it, especially while it's on sale! :D
Posted: April 18th, 2014
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