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Sam & Max: Season One

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MobyRank MobyScore
Wii
71
3.5
Windows
86
4.1
Xbox 360
78
3.6
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Description

This is the collection of the six episodes of Telltale Games' first season of Sam & Max games. It includes: The digital download version was already available with the release of the first episode, in 2006 (though technically a pre-order), and the whole season was "re-released" in May 2007 when all episodes had been released individually. This collection is also available on a double-sided DVD, with the following extras:
  • Cover by Steve Purcell
  • Sam & Max videos: trailers, machinima shorts, Season 1 outtakes, a concept art montage, and some cutscene commentary, playable on a regular DVD player (region free).
Purchasers of the the digital download version can get the DVD for free (only shipping and handling needs to be paid) and also received some of the episodes a little earlier than single-episode buyers .

The US retail version differs from the digital download version and includes besides the episodes:
  • Full-sized poster with a Sam & Max artwork created by Steve Purcell
  • A bonus CD with an exclusive Sam & Max Behind the Scenes video, exclusive character biographies, trailers, several concept arts and desktop wallpapers and the Season One Soundtrack
The Wii version of the game offers the game for the first time on the platform, with all six episodes and adapted for the Wii controls, with no additional extras.

Screenshots

Sam & Max: Season One Windows Wargames gone wrong.
Sam & Max: Season One Windows Practising in front of a green screen
Sam & Max: Season One Windows Shorts menu (first page)
Sam & Max: Season One Windows Lincoln is going to the moon.

Alternate Titles

  • "Сэм и Макс: Первый сезон" -- Russian spelling
  • "Sam & Max: Save the World" -- Xbox 360 / GoG title
  • "Sam & Max: Saison 1" -- French title
  • "Sam & Max: Primera Temporada Completa" -- Spanish title
  • "Sam & Max: Complete Season One" -- Steam title
  • "Sam and Max: Season 1" -- Alternative spelling

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User Reviews

An episodic feast of frivolous laughter Windows micnictic (385)
You crack me up little buddy! Though not as much as your older brother. Windows St. Martyne (3540)

The Press Says

Factornews Windows Oct 30, 2007 9 out of 10 90
GamesFire Windows Sep 27, 2007 86 out of 100 86
HonestGamers Wii Jan 28, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Xboxygen Xbox 360 Jun 30, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Wii Dec 22, 2008 70 out of 100 70
Gamestyle Wii Feb 02, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Video Game Talk Wii Nov 10, 2008 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
IGN Xbox 360 Jun 17, 2009 6.9 out of 10 69
Mygamer.com Wii Dec 18, 2008 6.6 out of 10 66
Power Unlimited Wii Feb 17, 2009 65 out of 100 65

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Trivia

German version

For the localized German version, JoWooD Productions managed to have Sam and Max voiced by the original German voice actors of the original game Sam & Max Hit the Road: Hans-Gerd Kilbinger and Sandra Schwittau.

Awards

  • 4Players
    • 2007 – #2 Best Adventure of the Year
    • 2007 – Most Humorous Game of the Year
  • Games for Windows Magazine
    • March 2008 - #6 Game of 2007
  • GameSpy
    • 2007 – #9 PC Game of the Year
    • 2007 – PC Adventure Game of the Year
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