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Sam & Max Episode 1: Culture Shock (Windows)

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Description

Sam and Max are back! And they must stop a bunch of young stars from a 70's TV series who are annoying the neighborhood. They'll soon discover those kids are under the effect of hypnosis, perpetrated by an evil genius known as Brady Culture.

Sam and Max: Culture Shock is the first of a series of episodes Telltale is releasing based upon the freelance police dog & rabbit franchise created by Steve Purcell. Their new distribution method is similar to that of the TV series: short, independent episodes released periodically to form a whole package described as a "season".

The gameplay is a point-and-click adventure similar in concept and gameplay mechanics to LucasArts games in the same genre, in particular Sam & Max Hit the Road. The game is done entirely in 3D. The player controls Sam, navigating him though locations viewed from fixed camera angles. It is possible to examine objects, pick them up, and engage in branching conversations with other characters. Most of the puzzles involve either manipulation of inventory items or making the right choices in conversations.

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Sam & Max Episode 1: Culture Shock Windows Brady Culture, our heroes' nemesis
Sam & Max Episode 1: Culture Shock Windows Our old rabbitty friend
Sam & Max Episode 1: Culture Shock Windows Bosco's Inconvenience
Sam & Max Episode 1: Culture Shock Windows Start Screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Sam & Max 101: Culture Shock" -- Steam title

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User Reviews

Sam, no! The cheese was innocent! vicrabb (6984) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Sam & Max are BACK!! NatsFan (131) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
The Triumphant Return Of Everyone's Favorite Bipedal Dog And Psychotic Rabbity-Thing! MasterMegid (897) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars

The Press Says

Eurogamer.de Oct 18, 2006 9 out of 10 90
IGN Oct 17, 2006 8.7 out of 10 87
Adventure Corner Nov 01, 2006 83 out of 100 83
3DAvenue Oct 22, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Player (Denmark) Nov, 2006 8 out of 10 80
JeuxVideoPC.com Sep 29, 2006 16 out of 20 80
UltraNinjas Mar 30, 2007 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Oct 17, 2006 7.7 out of 10 77
La Aventura es la Aventura Oct 17, 2006 75 out of 100 75
Thunderbolt Games Apr 07, 2007 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

LucasArts was producing a sequel to Sam and Max Hit the Road called Sam and Max: Freelance Police. The game would have been a 3D point and click adventure in the style of the original. When it was canceled in 2004, many members of the development team left LucasArts to help form Telltale Games, the company that eventually ended up developing Sam and Max: Culture Shock.

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kelmer44 (1186) added Sam & Max Episode 1: Culture Shock (Windows) on Oct 22, 2006