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Sam & Max Episode 201: Ice Station Santa (Windows)

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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.

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Sam & Max Episode 201: Ice Station Santa Windows The new car-minigame.
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 A snow devil.
Sam & Max Episode 201: Ice Station Santa Windows The magnetic center of the earth.

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Gamers' Temple, The 2007 90 out of 100 90
Adventure Gamers Nov 08, 2007 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
TTGamer Dec 17, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamernode Nov 11, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
Jolt (UK) Nov 17, 2007 8.3 out of 10 83
Aventura y Cía Nov 12, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameStar (Germany) Nov 28, 2007 75 out of 100 75
Gamekult Nov 12, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Eurogamer.net (UK) Jan 04, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Dec 03, 2007 55 out of 99 56

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Dec 24, 2007

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Sciere (268187) added Sam & Max Episode 201: Ice Station Santa (Windows) on Nov 09, 2007
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