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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 Options Screen
Sam & Max Episode 1: Culture Shock Windows Bosco's Inconvenience
Sam & Max Episode 1: Culture Shock Windows Start Screen

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Sam, no! The cheese was innocent! vicrabb (6981) 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 (897) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars

The Press Says

PC Powerplay Nov 22, 2006 85 out of 100 85
Jolt (UK) Nov 11, 2006 8 out of 10 80
UOL Jogos Nov 10, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Nov 15, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Quandary Oct, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
JeuxVideoPC.com Sep 29, 2006 16 out of 20 80
TTGamer Oct 22, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Video Game Talk Jan 14, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Oct 25, 2006 77 out of 100 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 (1186) added Sam & Max Episode 1: Culture Shock (Windows) on Oct 22, 2006