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Sam & Max Hit the Road (DOS)

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Written by  :  Rensch (203)
Written on  :  Jun 25, 2005
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

Another great adventure from the creators of Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island!

The Good

First of all, the graphics are surprisingly good and have a cool comic-book style that you will love. However, the best thing about this game is it's areas and characters. You'll find weird attractions in the USA such as world's largest ball of twine, a bungee jumping spot set in the nose of president Lincoln at Mt. Rushmore and a weird area ignoring gravity laws called the Mystery Vortex. You play as Sam a dog detective and his pal Max, a rabbit. Max can collect weird items which prove more useful than you think. You may even need to use Max at certain points. The game can be very hilarious at times and once you play for a while you'll be hooked. Sam and Max are trying to find a missing Bigfoot and thus stumble upon weird and funny characters such as Conroy Bumpus, a country singer whose only problem is is small height, an old B-movie actress and an Indian telekinetic tool bending guy. These totally weird and crazy things make it original, which is good because otherwise it would just be another basic point and click game.

The Bad

Sometimes it's difficult what you need to do next, which makes you want to use a walkthrough constantly.

The Bottom Line

A brilliant and totally crazy game that will get you hooked, especially if you liked Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion.