A huge hairspray space station is blasting vile vapors into the ozone, putting Earth at the mercy of the sun's rays. With her paw on the nozzle, Poodles Galore unleashes her plot to corner the sunscreen market. It's up to SPY Fox and his friends to "can" Poodles and save the planet.
User reviews: Positive (11 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 30, 2001
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August 20

New Update and New Languages Available

Hello Everyone,

A new update for SPY Fox 3 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 game is now availabe in French (Français) and German (Deutsch) and the languages are free for all customers.

Enjoy the update and thank you for playing :)

Saleck
Night Dive Studios

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Reviews

“SPY Fox: Operation Ozone is rated E for Everyone, which means fun for the whole family. The clever, fun puzzles get kids to think while the humorous story keeps them from realizing that they’re (gasp) learning,”
100 – macHOME

“Our 10-year-old tester was ecstatic firing up this program–Spy Fox has been a huge favorite–and he wasn’t disappointed.”
94 – Review Corner

“All operatives enjoyed the mission.”
90 – Quandary

About This Game

Where would you like to go next, SPY Fox?


Air Today, Gone Tomorrow.

A huge hairspray space station is blasting vile vapors into the ozone, putting Earth at the mercy of the sun's rays. With her paw on the nozzle, Poodles Galore unleashes her plot to corner the sunscreen market. It's up to SPY Fox and his friends to "can" Poodles and save the planet.

Features:
  • Kooky, crazy characters you'll love.
  • Interactive animations send you on out-of-this-world adventures.
  • Multiple game paths and mini-games in every corner stretch the fun.
  • The only interactive spy adventure of it's kind.
  • 11 original SPY songs.


Save the World from the Poodle Menace!

This product uses ScummVM across Windows, Mac and Linux which is released under the GNU GPL v2.
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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 14.04 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
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Man, nostalgia can make you buy some weird things. But I can't find one thing to complain about with Spy Fox, especially considering this game was a big part of my childhood gaming experience.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
True to the rest of the series, but sad this one wasn't translated like the others. I really miss hearing the suave Dutch voice, instead of this more wacky English one. Finished it in about two hours, which is shorter than I remember from the other two games in the series, but still got my moneysworth.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
I beat the whole thing in 3 hours. Complete waste of time. Wouldn't miss it for the world. 10/10
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Ah, the nostalgia. Traveling the world as a spy for SpyCorps, Spy Fox must stop a plot so evil, that I cannot repeat it. Dr. No would be proud of it. Spy Fox is the world's only hope.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Yet another Instant Childhood Point-and-Click Classic from the Days of my Childhood, in which you help Spy Fox find ingredients for Plato Pushpin's congeal pill which will disarm Poodles Galore's giant Aerosol Hairspray that's destroying the Earth's Ozone Layer.

After you get all 3 Bonus Endings for all 3 SPY Fox Adventure Games,
I'd bet you'll be Dog Tired afterwards.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKuNfJji8yg

Theme Song for SPY Fox 3:
Spy Fox!
He lives his life where danger dwells
He spends his days in peril

Spy Fox!
He gets the clues that solve the crimes
He always helps his fellow... man

Spy Fox!
He has the gadgets to make him cool
He can escape any trap

Spy Fox!
He's got the gumption that we need to save us all (from)
The Poodle Menace!

(Spy Fox!)
Her fur is matted with shame
The Poodle Menace!

(Spy Fox!)
Mischief is her game
The Poodle Menace!

(Spy Fox!)
No one is safe from her trap
The Poodle Menace!

(Spy Fox!)
Spy Fox won't take any flap (from)
The Poodle Menace!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
This tape is classified. It will self destruct when you are done listening to it. This game is worth your money. Has your good old fashioned 60's style destroy things for the fact that you can villian. Good pun humor, and if you've played any of this companies games in the past before, a warm fuzzy feeling of joy that you can not get from any of the best street drugs money can buy. Do I recommend? I go beyond and demand you get this. Also you should just turn off the tape before it ends....TOO LATE *BOOM*
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Even now, Spy Fox still remains one of my most favourite foxes on the block. But seriously, the game has great voice acting, amazing animations and graphics, dramatic background music and effect noises to entice all ages and make the scenes better, and enough gameplay (dialogue and games included within) to keep a person occupied for about 3 hours long.

Considering this is a children's game and over 10 years old, it is more than worth the few pounds on Steam. However, to be fair as a reviewer, although this game of Spy Fox is the longest one made in the series, it is likely that you will remember how to solve most of the puzzles after one playthrough. Nonetheless, the major puzzles i.e. codes on blocks do change with every playthrough, which keeps the game interesting enough once you've completed it once.

Overall, I would highly recommend this game because, not only will it keep a child interested through Spy Fox's laughable humour and the interesting puzzling solving, but it's dramatic sound effects and plot is enough to keep an adult intrigued as well. Besides, who wouldn't enjoy seeing a humorous fox in a dandy suit ;)
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
My favorite thing about 'Dry Cereal' was the writing, and the astounding attention to detail put into it. There were hundreds of jokes, comic scenarios and conversations which made it (to me at least) one of the most charming games in existence. However, the puns, one-liners and charm of 'Dry Cereal' have been compromised in 'Operation Ozone', instead leaving our titular character awkwardly didactic and explanatory in situations that he would otherwise be comedic and interesting.

"But why the positive review?"

Regardless, this game is exactly the way I remember it in my childhood, and at least in terms of gameplay, it's still an absolute treat to play. The novel gadgets and quirky scenarios are there in abundance (greater so than the first). And playing a second time will reward with with an alternate story, a testament to the care placed into making this game. The art style and music are cohesive and the game world truly is filled with interesting and funny characters; but its always going to be overshadowed by the first game, a comparison which becomes more stark with age.

7/10
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
Spy Fox 3 "Operation Ozone" is flat out amazing. A true classic to me and others. This game still trips me up in the gameplay and I love the free minigame that comes with it like all the others.
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
Spy Fox 3 "Operation Ozone" of the three game series is the most wayward. It is clear Humongous Entertainment's developers really wanted to deliver by giving this installment the real "International Spy/World In Peril" deal in kid friendly format. The result? The game falls noticeably flat. It would appear they set their aspirations too high for their time, budget, and game file limitations.

The largest issue is the framework of the game with the geographical locations. Travelling between them is done over simplisticly with a click or two in the spy car menu and the noise of an engine, then you arrive. The developer certainly made a diverse few places for the player to be able to travel to; however, these places are small in size and the lack of a theme between them making them not very memorable. This is most unfortunate because the entire game pretty much circles around running back and forth between these places. Most children are bound to lose track, numbing any enjoyment, and become potentially aggravating or even defeating for a child.

The second issue further drives the first issue. The game is just not as visually pleasing as it's predecessor Spy Fox 2 "Some Assembly Required." Naturally the graphics are much refined having been released 2 years later, however it feels like all the effort by the developers went into creating the game's framework, the aforementioned diversity of places to travel to and interact with and how they relate to the plot. With lack of visual interest on top of the poor interconnectivity of the places, the small size of the locations, and the monotony of tasks, things really just fall apart.

Lastly, the third blow to the game is even the writing isn't all that good. While replaying the series to completion I was much more able to appreciate the references, jokes, and characters the writers had made... but this game it all just feels weak and disinteresting. Again I strongly feel this is due neglect of the developers in their effort to make the framework work. The characters suffered, and ultimately the game does a poor job of even scripting why the locations are essential to the plot.

With these rather significant issues, as well as the rising console market in early 2000 it makes plenty of sense why the series was stopped and Humongous Entertainment is no longer around. Despite my complaints, replaying the series overall was very enjoyable for me... and although I didn't own many games until the age of 10, I'd say Spy Fox's corny James Bond anthropomorphic fox parody character still manages to somehow stand up as one of my favourite characters. Yet, it remains to be seen how much of this is purely nostalgia based. I am very skeptical a child today, with the standards for videogames today, will be able to remotely reciprocate my love the series as a whole. As for the outlined issues with this game in particular, I'm left with no choice but to negatively rate this game. It marks the end of a series and in part a company due to it's poor performance.
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0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
Love this game so much that I bought all of them. A really good set of games that take me back to weh I was growing up. Replayed them and played a few new ones. Remember everything from Operation Ozone as I still have that one with me today. Love the voice acting and it has been updated so really good.
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