As I've said before, I still think these games have a place on GOG, despite Nimbus Games having them on the iOS/Android market, and even re-releasing one or more for PC on Big Fish Games (which I think are kind of overpriced). I'll gladly direct people to Nimbus for the portable versions, but I'd like to be able to direct them here
for the original Scumm versions.
Some more evidence of their popularity:
This image of Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon
was posted a few days ago on r/gaming, garnering a significant 1,500 positive votes. http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/1r24dd/i_got_in_trouble_for_staying_up_past_my_bedtime
"This was one of the best game developers of my childhood. They also made backyard sports."
"FREDDIE FISH! Haha wow! OMG so many memories!"
"Pajama Sam and Spy Fox were also THE SHIT."
"I did not know there was a putt putt goes to the moon. I played the zoo one for countless hours. But now I gotta find a way to play this one." My
comment - "Humongous Entertainment was the shiznit.
You can get many of the games for iOS or Android through Nimbus Games - http://nimbusgames.com
/. Personally, I'm trying to raise support to get the original SCUMM versions onto GOG.com."
"Man, this game was the shit. I remember the alien hotel, meeting the man on the moon, losing your dog, and all kinds of other shit like that. IIRC, I also had Putt-Putt goes to the Zoo, to the fair, and Fatty Bear."
"Putt Putt, Pajama Sam, Freddie Fish, and Spyfox were my shit when I was a kid."
"I loved Humongous' games as a kid. Spy Fox and Putt-Putt were my two favorites. Their Backyard <insert sport here> series was also good."
"That is literally the only Humongous Game that I havn't played. Someday I gotta buy that thing..."
"I still play putt putt enters the race."
"Freddie the fish, spy fox, pajama Sam, and Putt Putt sigh I miss them"
"My 19 YO son was going through his crap and found a Freddi Fish disk. My 16 and 11 YO girls screamed in delight when they saw it and asked if it would work on their current-day laptops. I tried i, and it installed just fine. What a fun little game."
"my favorite game when i was a kid. This one rocks!"
"Best childhood games... ever."
"The putt-putt series used to be the best"
Also, yesterday I was helping out a group of people, and one of the youngin's had a laptop with him, and a couple of CD cases. One of those CDs was Spy Fox "Some Assembly Required"
. This game was made in 2001, and is still kickin' around today, which to me speaks a little to these games' timeless nature.