Sam & Max Episode 103: The Mole, the Mob and the Meatball Image
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  • Summary: The commissioner is 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. [Telltale Games]
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. The focus is clearly comedy, and though the game is easier and shorter than the average graphic adventure, the quality of the script, voice-acting, and even the end-credit song is worth the price of admission. Let’s hope they keep it up.
  2. If they can find enough substance for the continuing chapters we’ll continue to advocate their creations. Valve and Ritual, follow Telltale’s lead.
  3. The funniest Sam & Max episode yet. The humour is witty and absurd. On the minus side, problem-solving is still a little too easy and the episode could last longer. It would have been nice to have some new minigames, too. [Mar 2007]
  4. I wish I could give a higher rating, but this particular episode is just too short and easy.
  5. Sam & Max's third episode feels shorter than the previous two, and at least part of that is due to so many of the environments being recycled from previous episodes.
  6. 70
    Exploration and variety take a backseat to the constant stream of jokes (an unavoidable trade-off, given the series' episodic nature). Everything else is unmitigated and unapologetic fluff -- the joy is in Sam and Max's wit, after all -- and seasoned adventure gamers might find the game too simple to really sink their teeth into.
  7. Far too little new content for your very few bucks. Ho hum. [Apr 2007, p.89]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4