|This eagerly awaited adventure brings the characters Sam & Max from one of
the best loved adventure games (originally made by LucasArts) into a series of 3D
episodic adventures. It is being released by Telltale Games first to GameTap
subscribers. Then everyone else gets a shot 15 days after the initial release as a
digital download from Telltales website. For these all-new adventures for the
detective duo Steve Purcell, lead designer on the original, has worked closely with
Telltale, a company that is partly staffed with former LucasArts employees, to bring
the duo back into action. Episode 1: Culture Shock begins as Sam
and Max discover that a group of former child stars have become involved in nefarious
deeds. Only the six foot dog and his cunning rabbit companion can unravel the mystery!
Episode 2: Situation: Comedy they head to a talk show that has become
a hostage situation. Episode 3: The Mole, The Mob, and the Meatball has the
commissioner looking into an underground operation at the Ted E. Bear Mafia-Free
Playland and Casino, but the mole he sent in has suddenly gone quiet. To find the
mole, Sam & Max must infiltrate the operation and become members of the Toy Mafia
themselves. Episode 4: Abe Lincoln Must Die! The President of the United States has
lost it. Federally mandated group hugs, a pudding embargo... what's next, gun control?
Sam & Max are off to Washington to take care of this bozo, but the political climate
will only get stormier... and a new power will rise. Episode 5: Reality 2.0 - With an
internet crisis looming and a viral video game holding its players hostage, Sam & Max
will need to slip into a new reality to set things right. But can the Freelance Police
crack this virtual case in time to avoid worldwide system failure? Episode 6: Bright
Side of the Moon What started out as a local mind-control scheme has grown to global
proportions, with links to the media, the mafia, the U.S. government, and the world
wide web. Now it's up to canine shamus Sam and his mildly psychotic rabbity-thing
sidekick Max to storm a bizarre lunar paradise and confront the mastermind behind the
plot. But will they be able to deliver the unassuming world populace from the jaws of
tranquility and prevent an eternity of hypnotic enslavement?
Episodes 2 through 6 were released one a month from January to May of 2007 and a cd
version with all episodes was out in August. As a promotion for the upcoming Season 2,
Episode 4: Abe Lincoln Must Die was made free to the public on Nov 6, 2007. On Dec 2/2020, Sam & Max Save the World – a Remastered version was released with improved graphics, which have increased to the level of widescreen monitors with modern resolutions, are mentioned, as well as the modernized (and added among the melodies) sound and improved control (three options to choose from: a mouse with a classic point & click, a keyboard or a controller).