SPY Fox 2:

"Some Assembly Required"

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The clever and cool secret agent SPY Fox is back in his second Junior Adventure from Humongous. In SPY Fox 2, Some Assembly Required, SPY Fox finds that he is the unlikely recipient of a trash bag containing an empty box for a some-assembly-required Evil Robot model--made by the S.M.E.L.L.Y. toy division (Society for Meaningless Evil, Larceny, Lying and Yelling). The World's Fair opens soon, and the monumental centerpiece happens to be an 1,100-foot tall metal statue that looks amazingly like a canine robot. Donated by Napoleon LeRoach, SPY Fox's nefarious nemesis, the dogbot will activate when the one millionth person enters the World's Fair. This tin can canine will be set loose to assist LeRoach in his sinister plot to take over the world. LeRoach conveniently assembled the dogbot without the off switch and hid it somewhere on the grounds of the World's Fair. It's up to SPY Fox and his cast of cohorts to foil LeRoach by finding the hidden off switch and exterminating his perilous plan to turn the world into one giant roach motel. All games can be used with a PC or a Macintosh. Price: $24.99. The Humongous Entertainment Web site is a great place for both parents and kids to visit. There is all sorts of information, games and such. http://www.humongous.com
SPY Fox 2 is part of the Junior Adventure Games developed by Humongous for kids ages 5 to 10. They challenge and inspire children to think for themselves in creative and flexible ways.
  • An Array of Puzzles and Mini-Games--children will delight in the challenging puzzles and cool mini-games.
  • Keeps Kids Guessing--The secret ending is almost as elusive as Spy Fox's modesty.
  • Saving Games--Children can save their games and finish them later if they run out of time.
  • New Mysteries--Children can play the game again and again and they will find a whole new adventure awaiting them.

Installation. No installation is required with Windows 98/95 or Macintosh. Just insert the CD-ROM and play. Humongous software usually requires little or no hard disk space.

Goal. The freedom of the world is once again in peril. SPY Corps must call on their trusty envoy, SPY Fox to neutralize a ploy engineered by the Society of Meaningless, Evil, Larceny, Lying and Yelling (S.M.E.L.L.Y.)

Special Gadgets. SPY Fox has an array of special spy gadgets dispensed from Professor Quack's spy gadget vending machine to help him in his quest. New Gadgets galore include:

  1. Stealth Vac-- super quiet, combination intake/out-take spy vacuum that can be used to move small-sized particles;
  2. Dehydrated Skis Pill--when placed in water, rehydrates into a set of full-sized skis which allow SPY Fox to make a quick getaway on the ski slopes;
  3. SPY-Key-Replicator-Camera--a key replication camera that produces a Polaroid-type photocopy that can be baked in an oven to make an actual key.

Accomplices. A colorful cast of accomplices, S.M.E.L.L.Y. goons and innocent bystanders round out the roster of new faces in Spy Fox: Some Assembly Required, including:

  1. Napoleon LeRoach--a little guy with a big attitude and an even bigger plan to take over the world;
  2. Cod--the disenchanted daredevil of the World's Fair, a.k.a. the Caped Cod, he has one more glorious trick to perform, if only someone cared to see it; and
  3. Dinah, the Kitchen Chef--she works her magic in LeRoach's restaurant kitchen and will whip up anything you need, given the correct ingredients.

Talk Balloons. These balloons enable SPY Fox to question others and find clues to help solve puzzles. Every character is a potential informant and Talk Balloons may be used numerous times to access additional information about each character.

Extra Goodies. There is 24 page Activity Guide and a sheet of paste-on Humongous characters. The Activity Guide has instructions for making a S.M.E.L.L.Y. Bag, a SPY Fox Decoy, an Informant Worm, and many other fun activities.

This is a fun game, with a variety of great characters and gadgets. Another worthwhile children's game from Humongous. I enjoyed all the gadgets and children will just love them.
Processor: Pentium/90MHz or higher
Operating System: Windows 95/98
Memory: 16MB RAM
256 color monitor (640x480)
4X CD-ROM drive
Sound Card
Graphics: Adobe ImageStyler
Web Page Editor: Macromedia Dreamweaver 2.0
Scanner: Hewlett Packard ScanJet 6250C Professional Series