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Sam & Max Hit the Road

Average Rating: 7.97/10
Video Game Rank: 104
DOS Rank: 14
Macintosh Rank: 41
Windows Rank: 64
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Sam & Max Hit the Road
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Release Date
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North America Mac Release
Rel Date: 1995-00-00
Publisher: LucasArts
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Developer: LucasArts
Media: CD-ROM
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Rating: ESRB: T
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Rel Date: 1993-11-00
Publisher: LucasArts
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Developer: LucasArts
Media: 3.5" Disk
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Rating: ESRB: T
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Rel Date: 1993-11-00
Publisher: LucasArts
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Developer: LucasArts
Media: CD-ROM
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"Sam & Max Hit the Road is a graphic adventure computer game released by LucasArts during the company's adventure games era. The game was originally released for DOS in 1993 and for Mac OS in 1995. A 2002 re-release included compatibility with Windows. The game is based on the comic characters of Sam and Max, the "Freelance Police", an anthropomorphic dog and "hyperkinetic rabbity thing". The characters, created by Steve Purcell, originally debuted in a 1987 comic book series. Based on the 1989 Sam & Max comic On the Road, the duo take the case of a missing bigfoot from a nearby carnival, traveling to many Americana tourist sites to solve the mystery.

LucasArts began development of the game in 1989, wanting to use new settings and characters after the success of the past Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island adventure titles. Series creator Steve Purcell, then a LucasArts employee, was one of the lead designers on the project. Sam & Max Hit the Road is the ninth game to use the SCUMM adventure game engine, and also integrated the iMUSE audio system developed by Michael Land and Peter McConnell. The game was one of the first to incorporate full voice talent for its characters; the two titular characters were voiced by professional voice actors Bill Farmer and Nick Jameson.

The game received critical acclaim on release, and was praised for its humor, voice acting, graphics, music and gameplay. It is now regarded as a classic point-and-click adventure game and is often listed in publishers' lists of top games of all time. Several attempts to produce sequels were cancelled, ultimately resulting in the franchise moving from LucasArts to Telltale Games."

Source: Wikipedia, "Sam_&_Max_Hit_the_Road," available under the CC-BY-SA License.

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Video Game Rank: 104
DOS Rank: 14
Macintosh Rank: 41
Windows Rank: 64
Num Ratings: 222
Average Rating: 7.97
Standard Deviation: 1.43
Num Views: 1612
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Avg. Game Weight: 3.5
Fans: 3
Personal Comments: 31
Users Owning: 178
Users Wanting: 0
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