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Sam & Max Hit the Road (DOS)

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Written by  :  Colonel Olrik (8)
Written on  :  Sep 12, 2005
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

When your Bigfoot disappears, who you gonna call? Sam & Max!

The Good

"Sam & Max hit the road" based on the cult comic book "Sam & Max freelance police" by Steve Purchell are perhaps LucasArts finest opus. Sam, the dog and Max, the rabbit (well, actually he's a lagomorph a cross between bunny and wolverine but enough about that) are the freelance police, their mission is to find Bruno the Bigfoot and Trixie the giraffe-necked girl from Scranton who has disappeared from the local carnival. During the search for the two missing freaks Sam and Max travels to various wacky tourist attractions and meets up with even wackier characters, my personal favorites were the cursing Uri Geller-lookalike and the demented country-western star, Conroy Bumpus. The game is filled with absurd humor and funny punchlines, you control Sam and uses Max as a tool on various things in the game often with some hilarious results. As you may have understand by now humor plays a large part in this game, there's nothing serious about "Sam & Max hit the road" just plain old fun. Actually it should have a warning text on it: "Warning! May cause you to die laughing if you play it too much.

The Bad

Some of the puzzles can be pretty obscure otherwise it's more than good.

The Bottom Line

LucasArts at their best.