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Free-Limited Edition Sing Along with Freddi Fish and her Friends Book and Audiotape to be available with CD-ROM at Launch

Woodinville, WA, August 8, 1996 -- Humongous Entertainment, creator of award-winning interactive games for children, today announced that Freddi Fish 2: The Case of The Haunted Schoolhouse will be in stores on August 29. The new hand-animated Junior Adventure for kids age 3-8 will be available on one multi-platform CD-ROM for Windows 95, Windows 3.1 and Macintosh operating systems for $39.95 ESP. Sing Along with Freddi Fish and her Friends, a colorful illustrated 24-page book and audiotape with songs from the game, will be available free with the purchase of Freddi Fish 2 at launch.

Everyone's favorite talking fish is back with an ocean full of fun in Freddi Fish 2: The Case of the Haunted Schoolhouse. A phony ghost has invaded the schoolhouse and is stealing all of the guppies' toys. Freddi Fish and her pal Luther are on the case to unmask the ghost and reclaim the toys. Kids help the super-sleuths collect a few things to build a ghost trap - and the list of items changes every time they play! Kids direct this undersea mystery filled with old friends, new faces and a festive sing-along soundtrack of original songs. Along the way they discover that it takes teamwork and some critical thinking to gather the right parts and solve the mystery. No reading is required.

"Freddi Fish 2 is an underwater world full of adventure with 36 new environments to explore, mini-games, surprises and lovable characters that both kids and parents will enjoy," said Mark Peyser, lead artist and co-designer of Freddi Fish 2. "Games can be saved for 12 different players, so family and friends can get immersed in the fun and return to their favorite game anytime," added Tami Borowick, lead programmer and co-designer of Freddi Fish 2.

Players will want to talk with all of the characters they meet, since they may provide clues to help them solve the case. Eddie the Eel with an electric personality, Ray the fast-talking Manta Ray, the bungling sharks Boss and Spongehead, and the Squidfather are all back in Freddi Fish 2. Colorful new friends include Mrs. Croaker the schoolteacher, Mr. Triplefin the retired janitor, Captain Schnitzel the former leader of the flounder fleet, Barnacle Bob the eclectic pulley collector, Casey -- an Einstein of the aquatic world, and Tucker Turtle -- the fastest turtle around.

Kids of all ages can play with Crab Invaders, draw pictures on a chalkboard, solve the ceiling tile puzzles, watch silly movie previews or just sing songs for entertaining breaks in Freddi Fish 2. Mini-games and activities include the following:

Freddi Fish's world is packed full of hundreds of secret click points that spring to life on command. Kids can send a plant, cabinet door or, light bulb into action with the simple click of a mouse, then watch the fun and surprises unfold. Clicking on objects more than once can reveal new animated surprises and sounds. Some click points can even work together for levels of fun that are off the scale.

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Established in 1992 by Shelley Day and Ron Gilbert, Humongous Entertainment creates high-quality, hand-drawn, interactive Junior Adventures, Junior Field Trips and Junior Arcade CD-ROM's that encourage kids to explore, discover and have fun. Endearing original characters include Putt-Putt, Freddi Fish, Fatty Bear, Buzzy the Knowledge Bug and Pajama Sam.

Junior Adventures challenge and inspire kids to think for themselves in creative and flexible ways. Children play with faithful, lovable friends as they discover captivating worlds where they direct the journey and overcome challenges at their own pace. Humongous Entertainment's heart-warming characters and engaging adventures come to life through feature-film quality animation, original music and the power of a child's imagination. Humongous Entertainment is a wholly-owned subsidiary of GT Interactive Software Corporation.

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