Sam & Max Episode 1: The Penal Zone for iPad Image
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Summary: ** SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE: $6.99 ** Wield psychic powers against fearsome foes in this epic comedy adventure! An absolutely stunning iPad app, featuring top quality visuals, fully animated 3D characters, rich full 3D environments, an original score and top quality voice acting! + + + “We got a look at the first episode and came away impressed.” IGN “Looking like a genre reinvention.” G4 “One psychic ability allows [Max] to transform into any physical object … an interesting puzzle-solving device ... and since it lets Max turn into stuff like plants and bazookas, it's also super funny.” Joystiq “Good to have you back, little buddies” Adventure Gamers + + + In The Devil’s Playhouse, Telltale's episodic game series made for iPad, an otherworldy power for controlling matter and space calls to the strongest and strangest who might wield it -- intergalactic warlords and eldritch gods, under-dwellers and scholars of the arcane. Episode 1 The Penal Zone starts off with a bang as intergalactic gorilla invader Skunk'ape sets his sights on unhinged rabbit Max, to seize his newly discovered mysterious powers. While mastering these abilities -- future sight, teleportation, shape shifting, mind reading -- and investigating their ancient source, Freelance Police Sam & Max must fend off Skunk’ape and get him banished to The Penal Zone. Getting involved in Sam & Max’s adventure with the luxurious iPad screen and the super touch-friendly presentation, players will engage directly with this world in a unique gaming experience unlike anything that’s come before. One of the best looking games you'll find for the system. The epic comedy saga plays out in 5 monthly episodes from Telltale that get more and more twisted as they go. + + + Note: As a graphics rich 3D app, this game will play best if you don't have other apps running at the same time. 1. Hold down the sleep/wake button at the top of the device for a few seconds until the screen displays the message 'slide to power off.' 2. Power off the device by moving the slider. 3. Hold down the sleep/wake button again until the device powers back on. 4. When the home screen is displayed, relaunch the game.
Developer: Telltale Games
Genre(s): Adventure Games
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