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Sam & Max Episode 4: Abe Lincoln Must Die! (Windows)

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Description

Abe Lincoln Must Die! is the fourth game in the Sam & Max episodic series. The Commissioner sends the duo to Washington as the president has gone insane. Just like Myra in Situation: Comedy, he seems to have been hypnotized. They soon find out the president has been replaced by a puppet.

In a twisted series of events, involving familiar characters such as Three Soda Poppers who have become governors, Sybil Pandemik who is involved in a love scandal and starts a carbon-dating service, Bosco, Hugh Bliss and Secret Agent Chuckles, Max has to run for office against a giant mecha statue of Abraham Lincoln and use a lot of dirty tricks to win the polls. Through a truth serum, Secretary's day (a new holiday), a war between three different states for the claim to Mount Rushmore, and lots of missiles, the mission becomes clear: the rampaging Abraham Lincoln must die!

The gameplay is identical to the previous games in the series, including an interactive driving scene. The game is entirely in 3D and the player controls Sam. Sam can interact with the environment through mouse-based actions. He can talk to other characters, examine the environment, pick up items and use them with other objects. The inventory is shown as a cardboard box at the bottom of the screen.

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Sam & Max Episode 4: Abe Lincoln Must Die! Windows Sybil has started a dating service. Max tells what he is looking for in a woman.
Sam & Max Episode 4: Abe Lincoln Must Die! Windows Max becomes president of the United States, and the three Soda Poppers are governors of the Dakota states.
Sam & Max Episode 4: Abe Lincoln Must Die! Windows A musical intermezzo to announce war.
Sam & Max Episode 4: Abe Lincoln Must Die! Windows Max is not doing good in the polls.

Alternate Titles

  • "Sam & Max 104: Abe Lincoln Must Die!" -- Steam Title

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GameSpy Feb 27, 2007 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Armchair Empire, The Mar 08, 2007 9 out of 10 90
4Players.de Mar 21, 2007 88 out of 100 88
SFT Apr, 2007 1.7 out of 6 86
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ActionTrip Feb 23, 2007 79 out of 100 79
Game Watcher Feb 27, 2007 7.8 out of 10 78
PC Player (Denmark) Apr, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75

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Trivia

When Sam & Max first arrive at the White House, Sam says "Here we are, standing in an open field west of the White House." This is a reference to the opening sequence of Zork: You are standing in an open field west of a white house, with a boarded front door.

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Sciere (267653) added Sam & Max Episode 4: Abe Lincoln Must Die! (Windows) on Feb 24, 2007