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Humongous SCUMM games now on Gametap 29 Nov, 2006, 23:21 / 12 comments

It would seem I am the only person with the sense of devotion, or the free time, to update Mojo.

Gametap recently added two titles from each of Humongous Entertainment's old graphic adventure game series for children, Pajama Sam, Freddi Fish and Putt-Putt, to their library. As you already know, Humongous Entertainment was the successful (and now defunct) kids game company that Ron Gilbert founded some years back. Their point 'n click adventures used a form of the SCUMM engine (hence their compatibility with SCUMMVM), and some of the earlier Pajama Sam titles were worked on by none other than Dave Grossman. The general consensus on the series seems to be that the earlier ones were great, and the later ones (not published by Humongous) less so.

But you all knew that. I however haven't played more than a bit of one of the games long ago, and so can't comment on their quality or the chronological position of the installments that Gametap is offering, but if you have Gametap you should obviously play them. I think these are the earlier ones from each license. Someone with actual facts or sufficient knowledge of these titles should correct me in the comments. Anywho, here's the list:

Pajama Sam's Sockworks
Pajama Sam Games To Play On Any Day
Freddi Fish and Luther's Water Worries
Freddi Fish And The Case Of The Missing Kelp Seeds
Putt-Putt Travels Through Time
Putt-Putt Joins the Circus


Update: More Humongous titles have been added to Gametap's library.

Comments

  • oldsock on 02 Dec, 2006, 17:11…
    The first (adventure) games in each franchise are:

    Pajama Sam 1: No Need to Hide When It's Dark Outside (1995)
    Pajama Sam 2: Thunder and Lightning Aren't so Frightening (1998)
    Pajama Sam 3: You Are What You Eat From Your Head to Your Feet (2000)
    Freddi Fish 1: The Case of the Missing Kelp Seeds (1994)
    Freddi Fish 2: The Case of the Haunted Schoolhouse (1996)
    Freddi Fish 3: The Case of the Stolen Conch Shell (1998)
    Putt-Putt 1: Putt-Putt Joins the Parade (1992)
    Putt-Putt 2: Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon (1993)
    Putt-Putt 3: Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo (1995)
    SPY Fox 1: Dry Cereal (1997)
    SPY Fox 2: Some Assembly Required (1999)
    SPY Fox 3: Operation Ozone (2001)

    More info here:
    http://wiki.scummvm.org/index.php/HE_Games_List
  • Udvarnoky on 05 Dec, 2006, 14:51…
    Much appreciated.
  • neilka on 30 Nov, 2006, 23:35…
    A second lot of Humongous games have just been added to Gametap. Hurrah!
  • Sp0tted on 30 Nov, 2006, 16:10…
    Episode 2 stuff is up for Sam and Max. Go lookey!!!!
  • clone2727 on 30 Nov, 2006, 11:28…
    Those aren't the earliest. Freddi Fish and the Missing Kelp Seeds is the oldest out of them. The rest came out in 1998/1999.
  • Udvarnoky on 30 Nov, 2006, 14:59…
    Thanks for the info! Yeah, I was playing Sockworks for a few minutes and, er, it's not an adventure game. ?
  • Gabez on 29 Nov, 2006, 23:37…
    It's the International House of Udvarnoky!
  • Udvarnoky on 29 Nov, 2006, 23:48…
    Not that this is a competition, but you're losing.
  • jp-30 on 30 Nov, 2006, 00:31…
    Well, I could've updated with news of KOTOR 3 and Battlefront 3, but I figure... who the fuck cares!
  • jp-30 on 30 Nov, 2006, 00:32…
    LOL - and now I glance at the forum headlines and click through to the thread...
  • Udvarnoky on 30 Nov, 2006, 00:51…
    Well, KOTOR was pretty well received by this community, so I figure KOTOR3 news isn't quite as uninteresting to mojo readers as most star wars stuff.
  • jp-30 on 30 Nov, 2006, 03:03…
    Yeah, I'd have posted it if it was a slow news day / week. I'll try harder to ease your burden in the coming weeks as work slackens off over Christmas / New Years.