Yikes! Grab your nightstick squeal like a siren and hit the road with Sam & Max Freelance Police as they attempt to crack their toughest case. Sam (a canine shamus) and Max (a hyperkinetic rabbity thing) are hot on the trail of a runaway carnival bigfoot across America's quirky underbelly in this deranged animated adventure!
Help our frightening furry flatfoots find the fugitive freak!
Do it now!
Witty, Hilarious, Interesting, Satisfying. The puzzles are all perfect, the dialogue is delicious, and the tentacles terrible. Schafer at his finest.
Sam and Max is also a brilliant game, although not nearly as good. It's a lot funnier, and the voice acting is superb, but it lacks in the puzzle area, often being annoying.
And as for the other review, telling you that there will be no sequels, he lies! Sam & Max 2 (Mark 2) is in production as I type, and Day of the Tentacle 2 (Or Maniac Mansion 3) is still a possibility.
If you liked 'Monkey Island', any of the 'Quest' or 'Larry' series, or any of the classic point and click adventures, and you don't own this, then you really should go slap yourself in the face immediatly, and return to your computer with a credit card and an excited look on your face.
This program lets you play the games perfectly on XP with no problems whatsoever with full sound, along with many other Lucasarts games such as the original CD and Floppy versions of Beneath A Steel Sky, Indiana Jones, Loom, the Dig, Full Throttle, and so on. Beneath A Steel Sky is now available on freeware game websites now if you look hard enough as well. There really is no excuse for not buying Sam and Max/DOTT though since SCUMMVM runs it fine on XP, and if you like adventure games at all you definately wont be disappointed by this purchase
Please.....buy this game, now. The only downside they have is that there will probably never be sequels for either.
'Day Of The Tentacle' was the first of the two to be released and was a sequel to Maniac Mansion, a hideously ugly CGA monstrosity from 1988. The ingenuity behind the game is astonishing. The plot is this: Purple Tentacle, a character from Maniac Mansion, drinks water fouled with industrial pollution. This mutates him into an evil genius who sets out to take over the world. To stop this three teenagers are sent back one day in the past to turn off the industrial effluent pump so that Purple Tentacle will not be mutated. Needless to say it all goes wrong. One character, the nerdish Bernard, is left in the present; another, the oafish Hoagie, is sent back two hundred years to when the American founding fathers are writing the US constitution; the last, the slightly dizzy Laverne, is sent two hundred years into the future to a world ruled by tentacles. Many of the puzzles involve all three characters in three timezones and wile some of them require astonishing leaps of logic, they all make twisted sense when you see the solution. Here's one of the simpler examples: Hoagie needs vinegar as a component for a batter to power his time machine. To do this he gets Thomas Jefferson to place a bottle of wine in a time capsule. Four hundred years later, Laverne retrieves the bottle, now turned to vinegar, and sends it back though time.
'Sam & Max' was released a few months after 'Day Of The Tentacle' and it seemed at the time that Lucasarts could do no wrong. How times have changed!Read more ›