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- 6 self-contained cases with an overarching story arc
- Thousands of laugh-out-loud dialogue lines
- Simple gameplay mechanics with a low learning curve
- Catchy jazz soundtrack featuring live performers and over 3 hours of original music
- Intuitive gameplay that appeals to seasoned gamers and novices alike
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In 2002, LucasArts announced that a sequel to "Hit the Road" was going into production. In 2004 with the game nearing completion they canceled it. Outrage in the form of 30, 000 signatures in an online petition greeted the news. Sam & Max are beloved characters and "Hit The Road" is considered a classic and one of the funniest games to ever be released.
Luckily ex-Lucasarts employees formed Telltale Games and have finally brought us a new Sam & Max game after 14 long years. Season 1 totals 6 episodes each about 4-5 hours in length. Sam & Max tackle a new case with each episode, while an overarching storyline pieces the episodes together.
The new Sam & Max game really retains that clever brand of humor of previous Sam & Max incarnations. Episode 1 gets off to a strong start. Episode 2 and 3 are quite funny but suffer from simplistic game play. The puzzles in these episodes won't give you any headaches. Episode 4, Abe Lincoln Must Die is where the series really reaches new heights. It's a hilarious romp in which Max runs for president against a robotic Abe Lincoln. The environments are fresh, and the puzzles require greater thought. The music across the entire series is absolutely brilliant. Jared Emerson-Johnson has created some wonderful and diverse jazz music to accompany the game. The voice acting is superb and really brings the characters to life. Episode 5 and 6 finish off the season strongly with more well designed puzzles, hilarious dialog and wacky adventures. Perfect material for Sam & Max to riff off. I can't recommend this game enough. If you want a good laugh and a return to games that are genuinely funny purchase this season. I can't wait for Season 2.
When years ago we all learned that Sierra was bring back Leisure Suit Larry I was thrilled but that quickly turned to hate when I learned Al Lowe wouldn't even be part of the team and that it wasn't even Larry Laffer and thus we ended up with a subpar game IMO. Enter Sam and Max, hit the road was is a great game and if you haven't played this original I strongly suggest you do. The question is could this new season of short games after so many years keep up the level of par that the original held? For the most part as many others have said I am pleased to say yes. Season one is funny, held my attention and was fun to play. The puzzles overall are not that challenging which is probably the only let down. However all of them make logical (and comical) sense. If you have never played an adventure game, pick this one up as you owe it to yourself to see what a game from the adventure genre can do. Overall only some of the jokes are repetitive but it's a real blast to play. Four out of five stars only because I feel the puzzles could have been more difficult. I'd say the game is stuck between easy to intermediate and you shouldn't really need a walkthrough.
The game itself is still much of the same of what Hit the Road was, but obviously aimed for a demographic that doesn't want to spend a month doing everything. Something I no longer have time to do myself now that I'm out in the real world and not wasting away some high school weekend football game in front of my TV. While the individual episodes only take a few hours to finish, there is a mountain of hidden content in each of the episodes depending on what tasks you do and in what order you do them in. More often than not, you will find hidden jokes by simply using the wrong item in a very illogical way, which is how you also solve most of your puzzles.
Unfortunately, the overall plot is somewhat predictable. I was able to spot who the major villian was from the second episode, so the big reveal was no surprise. This is, thankfully, fixed by the episodic plots contained within each... uh, episode. Each adventure has their own plot twist or strange humor to keep them fun and engaging. The characters are fleshed out to the point where I can't help but like the side cast of crazies.
The production quality of the game is also something to be praised. The writing is on par with not only the past incarnations of Sam & Max, but that of the comics as well!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Three stars due to the fact that there are six episodes advertised but you only get the first three episodes of season one. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Frosty
Great game. I'm glad I was able to pick it up. Reminds me of the older Lucas Games for DOS. I'm glad there are new episodes still for Sam and MAX. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Francois B.
Compare to low price this is a great and quality item, I will order more In the future ! !Published on December 16, 2013 by jky2579
The Freelance Police are on the case...if sam can get Max to stop making crank calls.
I LOVE this game, highly recomend it to anyone looking for a fun time
I was looking forward to my first Sam & Max game, and purchased this "Sam & Max: Season One", which is supposed to work on Windows Vista and XP. Read morePublished on September 6, 2012 by Happy Reader
While I don't think it's on par with the original one "Sam and Max Hit the Road" these episodes are truly fun and different from games now adays and does still capture the charm of... Read morePublished on February 1, 2010 by Chaz Ashley
Warning: parts of this review contain spoilers of the game.
Now, I played Sam and Max Hit the Road way back in the day. Read more