In case you were unaware, The Collected Sam & Max: Surfin' the Highway by Steve Purcell is, no question, the best comic book EVAR. And lucky for you, it was just re-printed recently otherwise you'd have a devil of a time trying to get your hands on a copy. Lucky for me my oldest bro has one (that I'm trying to make him leave me in his will - I'm so not kidding), which was how I found out about it, and my sexy boyfriend has another. In fact, one of the first things he and I bonded over (besides Tim O'Brien's "The Things They Carried") was Sam & Max.
I played the LucasArts game Sam & Max Hit the Road back in the day, watched the brief cartoon show, and now I have defeated the Wii game: Sam & Max: Season 1. This newest game is essentially the same as the LucasArts game, only instead of using the mouse to click around, you're using the Wii remote. Sam & Max: Season 1 is one of those puzzle-type adventure games, where you have to solve how to get money for a purchase to solve one problem even as you're working on solving a couple others simultaneously. It can be tricky and we used a walk through several times, especially on a couple of the "episodes" that are not as logical as these games can be.
By "episodes" I mean that Sam & Max: Season 1 is broken up into 6 smaller segments they call "episodes," each with their own specific agenda that all leads up to defeating the one big villian behind all the other smaller ones you have to defeat along the way. Constant throughout all the episodes is the street where Sam and Max have their office.
Each episode includes a degree of mind control of hypnosis used on victims. In one episode, you even get to knock the head off of a robot president who's hynotyzing the country! This similarity is the first clue you get that all of the crimes you're investigating are ultimately related somehow - all leading up to defeating the big bad crazy guy.
This is a great buy if you're a fan of Sam & Max, weird humor and puzzle-solving, or if you just want a Wii game that you can be lazy and still play - it doesn't call for much more action than pointing and clicking.
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