Dive in to help Freddi Fish and Luther navigate a labyrinth of underwater caves and collect the scattered kelp seeds!
User reviews: Positive (20 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 22, 1996
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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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August 19

New Update and a New Language Available

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 This 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

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

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
    • 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
    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
    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
23 of 25 people (92%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
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 ♥♥♥♥♥♥ 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
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
An Instant Childhood Arcade Classic from the Days of my Childhood, in which you have to collect all the Kelp Seeds with Freddi Fish in 50 Levels of aMAZING Fun after Luther accidently erupts a large stream of Kelp Seeds which are carried far away by an ocean current.

This game is very similar to that of Pac-Man, I've played the Digital Download via PC & iOS,
and I find that the PC Version is pretty much better than the iOS Version.
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48 of 50 people (96%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
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.
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35 of 38 people (92%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
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!
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
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.)
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
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
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
My sister and I grew up with this game as children. I have fond memories of this. I love mazes and adventures, and this game has some pretty nice mazes. The further you go, the harder the levels get. In fact, if you get to a high enough levels, the level can be very challenging even for people who are older (assuming you don't turn on juiner helper aka cheats).
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
My childhood is fear. Memories of prepubescent anger and rage. Characters done in MS Paint and lines repeated at the start of every level. Creating nearly impossible mazes. F***ing puffer fish.

Overall, 9/10.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
this was the best purchase of my life. the graphics are stunning and strikingly modern for their period of conception and the gameplay is immersive… i feel as if i am the lone heroine herself swimming through the desolate ocean in search of seaweed bits and sea shells. im quitting tf2 to play this competitively
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
This game from Humungous' library was my favorite next to Backyard Sports. I have so many fond memories playing it on the old Windows 98 back in the day, and I'm so happy to see it return after so many years.

There's no tutorial here, but don't worry. The controls and level design are easy to pick up on. It just takes a while to get the full feel of it. It's not groundbreaking, but it's still memorable despite its age.

Naturally, kids will enjoy it too. It's easy to pick up and play, and it gradually gets harder and longer as you progress through each maze. But be careful; some levels can drive you nuts if you're not careful.

Definately worth looking at if you'd like to give a simple arcade-style game to your kid(s) to mess around on. Or if you gave away your disc and would like a simpler (and cost-effective) way to play it again.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
If you think this game is easy because the target audicence is children, think again. It gets harder along the way. It's like pac-man, but with fish.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
This is a great game for my five year old and helps with his hand coordination. Cute little tricks to figure out along the way while being entertaining!
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
♥♥♥♥ty college girl, She likes to manipulate people out of money. If youve got the cash shes got now problem doing a suck and ♥♥♥♥. Rebecca is into BDSM and Beastiality. Dont ask wether its a dude or a ♥♥♥♥♥ cause I dont ♥♥♥♥ing know.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
"As much as I really don't want to do this, I'm going to have to give this game a thumbs-down."

This was a fun game I remember from my youth. The game plays a lot like Pac-Man but does do a good job of differentiating itself by adding more collectibles. Sadly, it's not as fun as it was when I was younger. The controls really aren't very good, and this is a big problem since there's no reason for this to be the case. The game would have been a lot better if you could move Freddi Fish with the arrow keys instead of the mouse. You have to click on a place in the maze to make Freddi go there, but it's difficult to make her move. Freddi tries to go where you tell her to, but the path-finding system for Freddi doesn't take maze walls into account, so often you'll end up watching her swim back and forth. You end up having to click around a lot, instead of just clicking on a corner of the screen and waiting for Freddi to swim there automatically. Freddi doesn't just go on auto-pilot like you would expect, so the game should have been controlled with the arrow keys, or the WASD keys or whatever.

It's quite difficult to avoid enemies. You can shoot bubbles by holding the mouse button down, or pressing Enter (which I don't recommend if you're right handed, since pressing Enter while moving the mouse is very difficult). These bubbles trap enemies briefly and make them unable to move or hurt you when you touch them, but you have a limited supply of bubbles, and there is no on-screen indicator of how many you have left. The bottom of the screen shows your score, lives, and a "Quit" button, but there's plenty of empty space that could have been devoted to showing how many bubbles are left, or how many kelp seeds you need to finish the level. By the way, once you collect all the seeds, the level ends. So make sure you've done everything you want to do before you get the last seed. I realize that this was probably intended to teach kids to prioritize their actions, but it gets annoying since you can't really tell if you're one kelp seed away from finishing the level. Fortunately, there's no time limit, so you can explore and backtrack as much as you need. Although this game has lives, which may seem like an outdated concept today, personally I think that this game handled it perfectly. You have 3 lives (unless you use the infinite lives cheat), and once you run out you simply return to the stage select screen. Your score returns to zero and you can keep playing. The game doesn't make you go back to the main menu, watch the opening cut-scene again, or put in a password like many old games that have lives and do it wrong. This game does have consequences for failure without putting you through unnecessary tedium.

To conclude, this game has a good concept and was a 90's classic. However, it hasn't aged very well, and is let down by some of its flaws. It's disappointing because this game could be great even today if some of those flaws were ironed out. If you never played this game, I don't recommend it, but if you have played it, or want to get a fun game for your kids, I think it's pretty good for the nostalgia factor. As much as I really don't want to do this, I'm going to have to give it a thumbs-down.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
Yeah this is one that definitely suffers from age. I definitely played this one and might have beaten it I'm not sure, but at least got decently far. And I don't know how, since it's kind of an unplayable mess. Mostly, because enemy movement is entirely random leading to the player getting trapped and forced to die quite often, as well as enemies staying in the way of the path you need for progress for far, far too long. It's just... not enjoyable. It's almost entirely luck-based and there's no joy to be had in that. I guess someone can still find pleasure from this but that someone is not me, I beat it here mostly because of stubbornness but I can't say I'm glad to have replayed it.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
19.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
THE BEST GAME EVER!!! 10/10
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5 of 12 people (42%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Nipples on a sandwich... THAT EXPLAINS THE ♥♥♥♥ING FEELING YOU GET WHEN PLAYING THIS AMAZING ♥♥♥♥-IN-A-♥♥♥♥♥ FEELING GAME!!!!!!! I get off to this game several times a day, that little yellow fish waves his little fish ♥♥♥ at me seductiveley as he swims around a labyrinth of ♥♥♥♥ WORTHY level design... ♥♥♥♥ I just came now, the levels look SOOOOooooOOOOooo good!!!! I dig that furry porn. If you have enough to buy this game... ♥♥♥♥ING DO IT!!!! I CAN'T EXPLAIN HOW MANY GREAT MOMENTS THAT I HAD WITH THAT YELLOW FISH ♥♥♥♥!!!!! He will rub you in any way you want. He rubbed me the right way (On my peins) and that made this one of my favorite games!

Pros:
- The game has sweet fish A.I. (Suck it Call of Honor)
- The games graphics make me ♥♥♥♥ EVERY TIME!!!!
- I had a great time, even in only the ten minutes I played.
- The game is cheap, so even you crack ♥♥♥♥♥s can afford it.
- You will never ever want to play another game.

Cons:
- The game is not child friendly what so ever.
- The game was way to complex for me (I just like the sexy as ♥♥♥♥ graphics)
- You will have to replace your keyboard every time you play this game (♥♥♥♥ will get stuck in the keys)
- Ur mum iz gay...

Overall Score:

9/11
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
8/8 wuld fap to
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20.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 16
My thoughts on the game:
I almost never choose to play single player story mode. I just make levels and see how long it takes for people to beat them. I am not sure how fun this would by if you are playing it by yourself, but if you have other people to make levels for you to try and to play your levels it's pretty fun. I can play this for hours on end just making levels and trying to think up ways to make them harder with still giving the player the feeling that the reason they lost was because they wern't skilled enough. Right now, I would play this over many other games when I have more people to play the levels I make. XD

Gameplay:
This game plays more or less like pac-man. It has three enemys, Green Fish: Goes right and left and only turns around when it hits something or if the player gets to near. Puffer Fish: Follows the player slowly and puffs up when it gets near. Shark: When the shark sees you it laughs and follows you. When the player comes in contact with the player the player loses one of their three lives and are placed back at their spawn loacation. The rest of the level won't reset when you lose a life.

I rate this game a 9 out of 10.

Reason I rate it 9 out of 10:
I rate it 9 because the custom level builder is missing some of the things in the story mode levels. They could also easily add a multiplayer mode and larger level builder spaces. Just to get something clear, I am not comparing this game to anything to give it a 9. I am judging it on what type of game they are going for and how well they did it.
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0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 21
A very slow game to start, but get challanging and fun. This is a kids game. Feels dated now, so only buy it cheap.
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