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Freddi Fish 3: The Case of the Stolen Conch Shell
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Developer(s) Humongous Entertainment
Publisher(s) Humongous Entertainment
  • Edward Pun
  • Tami Caryl Borowick
Artist(s) John Michaud (animator)
Writer(s) Fred Kron
Composer(s) Thomas McGurk
Engine SCUMM
Platform(s) Macintosh
Release date(s)
  • 1997 (rental release)
    1998 (Win & Mac)
  • January 12, 2012, 2014, August 13, 2015 (iOS)
  • April 3, 2014 (Android)
  • May 15, 2014 (Linux)
  • May 15, 2014 (Steam)
Genre(s) Adventure
Mode(s) Single-player

Freddi Fish 3: The Case of the Stolen Conch Shell is a 1998 video game and the third of five adventure games in the Freddi Fish series of games developed and published by Humongous Entertainment. It was released on the later releases under the title Freddi Fish and the Stolen Shell. The iOS platform was released with a shortened title Freddi Fish & the Stolen Shell, and also released with a "Lite" demo version that featured subtitles and text boxes in the gameplay. It was considered one of Atari's capital projects available on its website and on the App Store.


Freddi and Luther are taking a summer vacation to the Founder's Day Festival in the Hawaiian Sea. As they enter the festival, they find that the Conch Shell which is used to signal the beginning of the festival has been stolen. The shell is vital to the festival as the festival cannot start without it. To make matters worse, Luther's Uncle Blenny, the "Grand Exalted Keeper of the Conch", is in jail for the mess. Now Freddi and Luther have to find the three golden pipes that fell out, and look for the real thief. They search and investigate the suspicious characters to find out who really "did it". Once the pipes are found, Old Soggy, Uncle Blenny's dogfish, will smell the scent and find the culprit. Freddi and Luther follow Old Soggy to an Aztec temple in the Sea off the Coast of Mexico.

In the Aztec temple, they spot the thief with a bag and the conch shell outside. Old Soggy swims off to catch the thief. When Luther starts losing control and grabs a jewel, the gate closes and he gets trapped in a cage. Freddi has to get the key to get it open. After Freddi frees Luther and he puts the jewel back in place, the gate opens and the bag drops into the temple. They catch the bag and tell everyone that Uncle Blenny is innocent. Inside the bag is one of six items: a microphone, a foreign language world map, a boxing glove, a cane, a spool of thread, or a toothbrush. One of the suspects is depending on the evidence from the item. When the suspect is chosen, he or she does not believe Freddi and Luther, but Old Soggy bites its tail or back. The culprit confesses and explains the whole situation to everyone.

After the culprit gives Uncle Blenny the conch shell, everyone apologizes to Uncle Blenny for blaming him. He forgives the town and has his title of "Grand Exalted Keeper of the Conch" reinstated. Luther places the pipes in the shell and Uncle Blenny blows out the signal to open the festival and everyone celebrates. The dialogue shows what will happen to the thief as the narrator mentions it, then he says "case closed", meaning the player finished the game.

There are six possible suspects, and each one has a different reason for stealing the Conch Shell.


The game uses exactly the same mechanics as its predecessors. In each playthrough, the puzzles, collectible and usable items, character encounters, locations, minigames, and trivial click spots change to randomly determine which of the six suspects stole the Conch Shell.

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