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Sam & Max Episode 201: Ice Station Santa

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Description

Ice Station Santa is the first episode of the second season of Sam & Max games. The controls and interface are identical to the point-and-click puzzle-solving gameplay from the first season. This episode includes a mix of recurring characters such as Bosco, Sybil, the C.O.P.S., Soda Poppers and Jimmy, along with new ones such as Stinky, the diner proprietor. Most of the locations are brand new, and the old ones have been revamped with new events and a different look.

Freelance Police officers Sam & Max need to stop a demon-possessed Santa from delivering Torture Me Elmer and Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse toys to children all over the world. New to this season are a new credits opening in sitcom style, the tutorial (reusing a puzzle from the first season) to introduce new players to the game and a hints option with 5 frequency settings for Max to give hints. The puzzle are both environment and inventory-based, and require more thinking and attention to detail than the previous episodes.

Screenshots

Sam & Max Episode 201: Ice Station Santa Windows Bosco - as paranoid as ever.
Sam & Max Episode 201: Ice Station Santa Windows The magnetic center of the earth.
Sam & Max Episode 201: Ice Station Santa Windows I wonder what the happiest place on earth is...
Sam & Max Episode 201: Ice Station Santa Windows Abe and Sybil are still dating.

Alternate Titles

  • "Sam & Max Episode 201: Eisstation Santa" -- German title
  • "Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space - Episode I" -- Mobile title

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Adventure Lantern Windows Dec, 2007 91 out of 100 91
Quandary Windows Nov, 2007 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Factornews Windows Nov 05, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Armchair Empire, The Windows Nov 29, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Yet Another Review Site (YARS) Windows Nov 10, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Video Game Generation Windows Mar 13, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Adventure Corner Windows Nov 14, 2007 81 out of 100 81
GameDaily Windows Nov 08, 2007 8 out of 10 80
La Aventura es la Aventura Windows Nov 07, 2007 80 out of 100 80
Game Watcher Windows Nov, 2007 7.7 out of 10 77

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Dec 24, 2007

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