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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.

Screenshots

Sam & Max: Episode 1 - Culture Shock Windows Outside a home for former child stars.
Sam & Max: Episode 1 - Culture Shock Windows Options Screen
Sam & Max: Episode 1 - Culture Shock Windows Sam still drives his familiar car.
Sam & Max: Episode 1 - Culture Shock Windows Our old rabbitty friend

Promo Images

Sam & Max: Episode 1 - Culture Shock Screenshot
Sam & Max: Episode 1 - Culture Shock Screenshot
Sam & Max: Episode 1 - Culture Shock Screenshot
Sam & Max: Episode 1 - Culture Shock Screenshot

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Sam, no! The cheese was innocent! vicrabb (6936) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Sam & Max are BACK!! NatsFan (132) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
The Triumphant Return Of Everyone's Favorite Bipedal Dog And Psychotic Rabbity-Thing! MasterMegid (896) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars

Critic Reviews

GameBoomers Oct, 2006 A 100
Eurogamer.net (UK) Oct 17, 2006 9 out of 10 90
AceGamez 2006 9 out of 10 90
2404.org PC Gaming Sep 17, 2006 8.6 out of 10 86
Game Over Online Nov 20, 2006 83 out of 100 83
PC Games (Germany) Oct 23, 2006 82 out of 100 82
TTGamer Oct 22, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Quandary Oct, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameCola.net Nov 01, 2006 7.7 out of 10 77
Power Unlimited Feb, 2009 65 out of 100 65

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Trivia

The Soda Poppers theme song is a parody of the theme to the 1960s Batman TV series.

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kelmer44 (1185) added Sam & Max: Episode 1 - Culture Shock (Windows) on Oct 22, 2006