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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Sam & Max Save the World in this side-splitting, award-winning, six-episode "season" of gaming's first sitcom. Canine shamus Sam and his hyperkinetic rabbity-thing partner Max are faced with a baffling mystery. All around them, people are ending up hypnotized. Washed-up child stars. The host of a popular television talk show. Even the President of the United States! Can Sam and Max find the mastermind behind this evil scheme before the entire world slips into a hypnotic trance? Characters: Interact with a bizarre cast of characters as you solve the mystery. Locations: Explore strange and exotic locations in your journey. Puzzles: Solve puzzles and uncover clues during your adventure. Full season: Play all six of the hilarious Season One episodes. [Telltale, Inc.] Expand
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  1. The game didn’t take me the 20 hours the makers claimed it would to complete, but it definitely saw more playtime than many physical releases that cost three times as much and delivered one-third the enjoyment.
  2. Sam & Max Save the World is not just the funniest video game of the year, it's the funniest thing I've seen on my television screen in ages.
  3. For 15 to 20 hours of laughs and gameplay, it's a steal. [Sept 2009, p.85]
  4. For fans of adventure gaming, episodic content and murderous-rabbit-without-a-conscience adventures, Sam & Max is right up your street and unfortunately one of the few such titles available.
  5. It can be a little rough around the edges (some of the voice-over work stutters and cuts during scenes, and the framerate is atrocious at times, resembling a minimum-spec PC being forced to run a high-spec game on full detail settings) and it can be more embarrassing than funny at others, but there’s more than enough here for those hankering after a new point-and-click adventure game.
  6. Value is on its side, which is a rare treat on XBLA. [Issue#48, p.98]
  7. While it may not be the return of a golden genre so many people fondly remember, Sam & Max: Save The World is still a game that should be supported.

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