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Sam & Max: Season One

Platform(s): Wii
Genre: Adventure
Publisher: Dreamcatcher/The Adventure Company
Developer: Telltale Games
Release Date: Oct. 14, 2008

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'Sam & Max Season One' (Wii) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 17, 2008 @ 12:16 p.m. PDT

Team up with Sam & Max, self-styled Freelance Police with their own brand of justice. Uncover clues, interrogate suspects, crack six bizarre cases, and find out why Sam & Max has been praised as the funniest game in years. Season One can now be played on the Wii, so get ready to flop down on the couch with your Wii remote in hand and laugh. A lot.

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Sam & Max's journey to the Wii platform has been fueled by fan excitement. Just before the episodic series' PC debut, fans launched an email campaign clamoring for a Wii version of the series. Continuous rumors and rampant speculation online led to developer and publisher enthusiasm for the title. With Telltale now focusing on console development in addition to PC, the company can finally bring Sam & Max to Wii in response to this overwhelming demand.

The Sam & Max episodes let players guide the Freelance Police through a series of bizarre—and often sidesplitting—mysteries. Sam & Max Season One has already experienced enormous success, both as an episodic series available for download through Telltale's website and other services, and at retail. Honors include Adventure Game of the Year from GameSpy and IGN, and inclusion on Games for Windows' list of Top 10 Games in 2007.

Nintendo's Wii is a perfect fit for the Sam & Max games. The series' story-driven gameplay and episodic structure has often been favorably compared to TV sitcoms. The new Wii version will present Sam & Max in a format that can be enjoyed from the comfort of the living room, either alone or with a group of friends—a setting perfectly suited for this kind of experience. The game's easy-to-use interface has a low learning curve, making it ideal for the Wii's broad consumer audience.


  • Six award-winning episodes linked by an overarching mystery
  • Dozens of locations filled with off-kilter characters
  • High-quality writing with thousands of lines of funny dialogue
  • Intuitive point and click gameplay
  • Original jazz soundtrack
  • It's like playing a TV sitcom, perfect for lounging around on the couch!

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