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The Mole, the Mob, and the Meatball is the third installment in the episodic adventure game series. At the end of the previous episode, Situation: Comedy, the duo discovered that TV host Myra was kept under hypnosis by a teddy bear. The commissioner sets up an underground operation at the Ted E. Bear Mafia-Free Playland and Casino, but the mole he sent is no longer in contact. Sam & Max need to infiltrate themselves and become members of the Toy Mafia.

Cheating their way through the back room at the casino, they need to perform three tasks to gain the trust of the organization: display a teddy bear in Bosco's store, kill Sybil Pandemik, and recover Ted E. Bear's Original Meatball stolen sandwich. After gaining the Toy Mafia's trust, Sam and Max need to discover the purpose of the hypnotic teddy bears. The game relies on the familiar cast, and adds new faces such as card player Leonard Steakcharmer and Secret Agent Chuckles.

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.

Screenshots

Sam & Max: Episode 3 - The Mole, the Mob, and the Meatball Windows Inside the toy factory, with Max going for an Oscar.
Sam & Max: Episode 3 - The Mole, the Mob, and the Meatball Windows Watching a poster for the national spin the bottle championship.
Sam & Max: Episode 3 - The Mole, the Mob, and the Meatball Windows Secret Agent Chuckles
Sam & Max: Episode 3 - The Mole, the Mob, and the Meatball Windows Introduction

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Sam & Max: Episode 3 - The Mole, the Mob, and the Meatball Screenshot
Sam & Max: Episode 3 - The Mole, the Mob, and the Meatball Screenshot
Sam & Max: Episode 3 - The Mole, the Mob, and the Meatball Screenshot
Sam & Max: Episode 3 - The Mole, the Mob, and the Meatball Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Sam & Max 103: The Mole, the Mob and the Meatball" -- Steam product page title
  • "Same & Max: Season One - Episode 3: The Mole, the Mob and the Meatball" -- GameTap release title

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Critic Reviews

Adventure's Planet Jan 31, 2007 84 out of 100 84
HonestGamers Jan 27, 2007 8 out of 10 80
UOL Jogos Jan 29, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Jan 25, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Gamernode Jan 26, 2007 7.8 out of 10 78
Gamigo Feb 26, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
FOK!games Feb 20, 2007 72 out of 100 72
Adventure Gamers Feb 07, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Power Unlimited 2007 70 out of 100 70
IGN Feb 05, 2007 6.6 out of 10 66

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Sciere (381448) added Sam & Max: Episode 3 - The Mole, the Mob, and the Meatball (Windows) on Jan 27, 2007