has announced the release of Spy Fox: Operation Ozone, an adventure game for kids ages 7 and up. It’s the third Spy Fox adventure game to emerge from Humongous, whose popular titles include series like Putt-Putt, Freddi Fish, and Pajama Sam.
Spy Fox: Operation Ozone pits the suave, James Bond-like super-secret agent Spy Fox against Poodles Galore. The evil cosmetics queen is using a hairspray space station to blast aerosol at the earth’s ozone layer. Poodles Galore, you see, is trying to create a bigger market for his SPF 2001 sunscreen.
Spy Fox uses a variety of zany spy gadgets to foil Poodles and her minions, and he’s joined by a cast of characters, too — including his old friends Monkey Penny and Professor Quack. He’ll also meet Trudy Fruit, a student working towards her Ph./D. in Gumotology; Bobby Llama the Donut Guru; and Plato Pushpin, the scientist who holds the secret to stopping the giant aerosol can.
Humongous also says the game doubles as an audio CD, so kids can take the soundtrack with them on their portable CD players. The new game is available in hybrid CD-ROM format for both PC and Mac, and carries a suggested retail price of US$19.99. It should be available wherever computer and educational games are sold.
Humongous is also holding a contest through December, in which kids can win cool spy prizes and t-shirts. Kids match a decoder found inside the box against a lineup of suspects on the inside front flap. You can also obtain a free game piece by visiting the
Spy Fox Web site.