History VideoGame / SpyFox

8th Dec '17 7:16:16 AM Sark0TAG
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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: The first game's plot takes California's ''Advertising/GotMilk'' campaign and runs with it to cartoonish proportions. William the Kid even jokingly quotes the ad during the game's introduction.

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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: The first game's plot takes California's ''Advertising/GotMilk'' campaign and runs with it to cartoonish proportions. William the Kid even jokingly quotes the ad during the game's introduction.introduction, and set up a conspicuous "Goat Milk?" billboard in his fortress. [[spoiler: It also hides the entrance to the area containing the kidnapped dairy cows.]]
7th Dec '17 3:44:13 PM NWolfman
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* AmbiguousSyntax: Is the title character a vulpine who also happens to be a secret agent or [[HisNameReallyIsBarkeep is his given name actually Spy Fox]]? If it's the former, then for some reason he feels the need to introduce himself by his profession.



* BondJamesBond: Fox always introduces himself this way. "The name's Fox, Spy Fox." Of course, this implies that he's either introducing himself by his profession (see {{Irony}}) or that's his [[HisNameReallyIsBarkeep real]] [[SpeciesSurname name]].



* {{Irony}}: The main character openly admits to being a secret agent whenever [[BondJamesBond he introduces himself]], despite the fact that the entire point of spying is to ''conceal your identity''. Of course, this being [[RuleOfFunny the kind of game that it is]], either nobody intuits that he's admitting to being a spy or [[HisNameReallyIsBarkeep Spy Fox is his actual given name]].



* LiteralSurveillanceBug: Walter Wireless, who is also an InkSuitActor of Tom Brokaw.

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* LiteralSurveillanceBug: Walter Wireless, who is also an InkSuitActor {{expy}} of Tom Brokaw.
7th Dec '17 2:56:23 PM NWolfman
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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: The first game's plot takes California's ''Advertising/GotMilk'' campaign and runs with it to cartoonish proportions. William the Kid even jokingly quotes the ad during the game's introduction.
7th Dec '17 2:47:06 PM NWolfman
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** Fox's CoolCar is an Asti Spumoni, a take off on Bond's Aston Martin (and also the name of a sparkling champagne).[[note]]Although the goofiness of a cool spy car names after a cheap sparkling wine is also part of the joke.[[/note]]

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** Fox's CoolCar is an Asti Spumoni, a take off on Bond's Aston Martin (and also the name of a sparkling champagne).[[note]]Although the goofiness of a cool spy car names [[UnfortunateNames named after a cheap sparkling wine wine]] is also part of the joke.[[/note]]



** And speaking of ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'', the "white water" path on the first game even includes a scene in which Fox changes out of a wet suit with his perfectly dry dinner jacket underneath, a nod to the opening of that movie when Bond does the same (complete with corsage!).

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** And speaking of ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'', both the "white water" path on the first game even includes a scene in which and the "beauty clay" path of the second game require Fox changes out of to wear a wet suit with wetsuit. Both times, he removes it to reveal his perfectly dry dinner jacket underneath, a nod to the opening of that movie when Bond does the same (complete with corsage!).
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2nd Dec '17 12:29:59 PM NWolfman
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* {{555}}: This was done in Dry Cereal, as Spy Fox needed to call the right number to access Spy Mobile Command Center.

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* {{555}}: This was done in Dry Cereal, as Spy FiveFiveFive: Fox needed to call enters the right number to access Spy Mobile Command Center.Center via a phone booth with this number.



* BunnyEarsLawyer
** Fox is a DeadpanSnarker with a somewhat juvenile sense of humor about everything, but he's darn good at his job and ''always'' gets the bad guy.
** Quack comes up with some weird gadgets, but they all work spectacularly.



* ContinuityNod: During the boat chase scene in the opening of ''Operation Ozone'', the Dogbot from ''Some Assembly Required'' is seen buried in garbage on a trash barge.

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* ContinuityNod: ContinuityNod
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During the boat chase scene in the opening of ''Operation Ozone'', the Dogbot from ''Some Assembly Required'' is seen buried in garbage on a trash barge.barge.
** In the final cut scene of ''Ozone'', Fox says he knows Cockadoodle Foo, a call back to a puzzle on the "white water" path.


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* XMeetsY: Franchise/JamesBond meets ''Series/GetSmart'' by way of ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes.''
2nd Dec '17 12:20:31 PM NWolfman
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: In ''Operation: Ozone'', the doughnut shop is staffed by aspiring actress [[Creator/PiaZadora Pia Zadoughnut]]. It's safe to assume that her namesake is [[StealthInsult a comment on]] the character's [[BadBadActing acting abilities]].

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: NoCelebritiesWereHarmed
** Artimice J Bigpig is heavily modeled after actor Sydney Greenstreet, and his voice actor even says "Gad!" like Greenstreet's character in ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon''.
** Fox's vocal characterization is ''[[AvertedTrope not]]'' a shout out to ''Series/GetSmart''. It's Maxwell Smart's voice, coming out of a fox who is not Maxwell Smart, spoken by an actor who also is not Don Adams. Mind: blown.
** Mr. Udderly's voice is based on Creator/DonKnotts, complete with him quoting a line from ''Film/TheGhostAndMrChicken''.
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In ''Operation: Ozone'', the doughnut shop is staffed by aspiring actress [[Creator/PiaZadora Pia Zadoughnut]]. It's safe to assume that her namesake is [[StealthInsult a comment on]] the character's [[BadBadActing acting abilities]].



** Mr. Udderly lifts a line straight from ''The Ghost and Mr. Chicken'': "My whole body's a weapon." It helps that Udderly sounds exactly like Creator/DonKnotts.

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** Mr. Udderly lifts a line straight from ''The Ghost and Mr. Chicken'': "My whole body's a weapon." It helps that Udderly sounds exactly like Creator/DonKnotts.



** Artimice J Bigpig is heavily modeled after actor Sydney Greenstreet, and his voice actor even says "Gad!" like Greenstreet's character in ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon''.
** Fox's vocal characterization is ''[[AvertedTrope not]]'' a shout out to ''Series/GetSmart''. It's Maxwell Smart's voice, coming out of a fox who is not Maxwell Smart, spoken by an actor who also is not Don Adams. Mind: blown.

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** Artimice J Bigpig is heavily modeled after actor Sydney Greenstreet, and his voice actor even says "Gad!" like Greenstreet's character in ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon''.
** Fox's vocal characterization is ''[[AvertedTrope not]]'' a shout out to ''Series/GetSmart''. It's Maxwell Smart's voice, coming out of a fox who is not Maxwell Smart, spoken by an actor who also is not Don Adams. Mind: blown.



* TuxedoAndMartini: SPY Fox is a parody of these types.

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* TuxedoAndMartini: SPY Fox is a parody of these types. Doubles as LimitedWardrobe, as he almost NEVER changes into anything else that he can't just wear on top of it.
2nd Dec '17 12:10:21 PM NWolfman
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* ShoutOut:
** To ''Film/JamesBond'' especially, amongst others. The ridiculousness of the gadgets is a nod to ''Series/GetSmart''.
** Poodles Galore's name is a reference to Pussy Galore from ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}''.
*** Or alternatively, Toodles Galore, Tom's most frequent love interest in ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry''

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* ShoutOut:
** To ''Film/JamesBond'' especially, amongst others.
ShoutOut: Mostly to ''Film/JamesBond''. The ridiculousness of the gadgets is a nod to ''Series/GetSmart''.
** In the second game, Monkey Penny asks Spy Fox if he's alright after a crash landing, to which he coolly replies "Shaken, but not stirred."
** Fox's CoolCar is an Asti Spumoni, a take off on Bond's Aston Martin (and also the name of a sparkling champagne).[[note]]Although the goofiness of a cool spy car names after a cheap sparkling wine is also part of the joke.[[/note]]
** Poodles Galore's name is a reference to cross between Pussy Galore from ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}''.
*** Or alternatively,
''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' and Toodles Galore, Tom's most frequent love interest in ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry''''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry''.
** And speaking of ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'', the "white water" path on the first game even includes a scene in which Fox changes out of a wet suit with his perfectly dry dinner jacket underneath, a nod to the opening of that movie when Bond does the same (complete with corsage!).



** Fox's vocal characterization is ''[[AvertedTrope not]]'' a shout out to ''Series/GetSmart''. It's Maxwell Smart's voice, coming out of a fox who is not Maxwell Smart, spoken by an actor who also is not Maxwell Smart. Mind: blown.

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** Fox's vocal characterization is ''[[AvertedTrope not]]'' a shout out to ''Series/GetSmart''. It's Maxwell Smart's voice, coming out of a fox who is not Maxwell Smart, spoken by an actor who also is not Maxwell Smart.Don Adams. Mind: blown.
29th Nov '17 7:23:38 PM NWolfman
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* PunnyName: Pia Zadoughnut, the waitress at the pizza place or doughnut place.

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* PunnyName: PunnyName
** The (fictional) Greek island of Acidophilus is named for the bacteria which causes milk to turn into yogurt. Appropriate for a game involving dairy products.
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Pia Zadoughnut, the waitress at the pizza place or doughnut place.
29th Nov '17 2:38:24 PM cartoonfan945
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{{555}}: This was done in Dry Cereal, as Spy Fox needed to call the right number to access Spy Mobile Command Center.

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* {{555}}: This was done in Dry Cereal, as Spy Fox needed to call the right number to access Spy Mobile Command Center.


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* CuttingOffTheBranches: While they aren't needed, of the paths you randomly get from "Dry Cereal" imply that they are canon to the later games. Walter Wireless mentions about being cat scratched (referring to the Car Chase path) in "Some Assembly Required" and Fox mentions about Cock-a-Doodle Fu (if Hong Kong Doodle is blocking the path) in "Operation Ozone".
29th Nov '17 2:27:17 PM cartoonfan945
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{{555}}: This was done in Dry Cereal, as Spy Fox needed to call the right number to access Spy Mobile Command Center.



* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: Mr. Big Pig, the Go-Fish-playing pig in ''Dry Cereal''. Let's just say that when you get a new card, that is the exact card he'll ask for.



* OhCrap: In ''Dry Cereal'', if you're beating Big Pig at "Go Fish," he'll slowly start to look more worried and eventually start sweating.


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* RecycledPremise: Elements from the previous games would be reused in the later installments.
** "Some Assembly Required": The Amazing Caped Cod acts similar to Captain Drydock as he lost his lucky charm, and Fox needs to get that charm back.
** ''Operation Ozone'': Elements from the first game were reused, such as Spy Fox using a code number on a machine to access Spy Mobile Command Center, saving the guy who was captured by the bad guys and important to stop them, and one of the areas has a safe guarded and Fox needs to use a gadget that would capture them.
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