I rented this game primarily for my youngest who just turned 5. He found the mini-games boring and repetitive and beat the game in less than an hour. That didn't bother him until he realized that the game doesn't change when you continue. Within 2 hours of receiving the game, he was ready to return it. I gave the game a "4" because the characters are very appealing and the concept of the game was intriguing for him.
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Freddie Fish: Kelp Seed Mystery is from the same guys that gave you Spy Fox: Dry Cereal - only much less content. Okay, I admit that the characters in Freddie Fish are more appealing for young kids than the plain Spy Fox, but the mystery of the Kelp Seed is too simple for most players. All of the obstacles in this game are object based. To which I mean, each obstacle can be cleared by finding the right item and placing the item on top of the obstacle. Bingo. The problem is solved, and you go on to the next part of the game. To make matters worse, this game is on the short side - I've got a gut feeling most kids will finish this game in two hours (or less). Once the game's over, there's no reason to give it another go. Besides, there is a lot of wasted characters here. First, there's the Squidfather, some sort of crime lord who you never meet. Then, there's two dumb sharks that talk with you for a short scene near the end of the game. In fact, each of the characters Freddie and his pal meet show up for only a short period of time; there's no real character development and no real flow of plot. You go from one obstacle to the next until you find the kelp seed and end the game. That's too bad; given half a chance, these characters could be great, and Freddie and his friend make a great pair of heroes. And there's a really good shooting game where you feed a bunch of fish. That's a real shame. If you're a kid hungry for some point and click adventure, go for Spy Fox: Dry Cereal and skip this half hearted title.