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 Game Save/Load Screen
Sam & Max Episode 1: Culture Shock Windows Outside a home for former child stars.
Sam & Max Episode 1: Culture Shock Windows Brady Culture, our heroes' nemesis
Sam & Max Episode 1: Culture Shock Windows Options Screen

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Sam, no! The cheese was innocent! vicrabb (6976) 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

Critic Reviews

Gameplay (Benelux) Nov, 2006 84 out of 100 84
PC Player (Denmark) Nov, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Adventure Classic Gaming Feb 19, 2007 4 out of 5 80
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2006 80 out of 100 80
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Nov 15, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Adventure Advocate Nov 01, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adventure Gamers Oct 16, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameCola.net Nov 01, 2006 7.7 out of 10 77
Thunderbolt Games Apr 07, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Maximum PC May 08, 2007 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

Jesse James's severed hand (which played a key role in Hit the Road) is on a plaque above Sam & Max's closet.

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