Sam & Max: Episode 202 - Moai Better Blues

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Sam & Max 202: Moai Better Blues is the second episode of a graphic adventure game Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space (released initially as Sam & Max: Season Two).

Story

After the events of the first episode, Sam and Max return to their office from the North Pole and find their friends Sybil and Abe chased by a triangular portal, that eventually sucks in the heroes and their friends. After that, they find themselves on Easter Island, where a Moai Head tells them about a prophecy. According to it, the Island is about to be destroyed by a volcano eruption. Now Sam and Max have to prevent the catastrophe and save the Island.

Gameplay

Like all the other entries in the series, Moai Better Blues is a point-and-click adventure with the heavy focus on story, characters, and humor, where the heroes have to explore the environments, solve various puzzles, interact with different characters and complete some minigames. Unlike most of the previous games, the events of this episode mostly occur on Easter Island and only a small part of the action happens in the Sam and Max’s neighborhood. The puzzles may require possession of certain items, getting information from NPC characters or, occasionally, completing minigames such as a musical rhythm game or, a surfing challenge or a driving sequence.

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80
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Developer
Telltale Games
Publisher
Telltale Games
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://www.telltalegames.com/samandmax/moaibetterblues

System requirements for iOS

iPhone 3G S, iPhone 4, iPod Touch Fourth Gen, iPad 2 Wifi, iPad 2 3G, iPhone 4S, iPad Third Gen, iPad Third Gen 4G, iPhone 5, iPod Touch Fifth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen 4G, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 4G, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Sixth Gen, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2, iPad 7 1, iPad 7 2, iPad 7 3, iPad 7 4, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad 7 5, iPad 7 6, iPhone X S, iPhone X S Max, iPhone X R, iPad 8 1 2, iPad 8 3 4, iPad 8 5 6, iPad 8 7 8, Watch 4, iPad Mini 5, iPad Mini 5 Cellular, iPad Air 3, iPad Air 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Seventh Gen

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: OS X 10.5 or later
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Memory: 256MB of RAM
  • Graphics: Not Recommended For: Macs with integrated graphics
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Sam & Max: Episode 202 - Moai Better Blues reviews and comments

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"Sam & Max: Season Two: Moai Better Blues" is the second Episode of the second Season of the fun satirical episode Point-and-click adventures. The overturns sadistic Bunny Max and the jovial Dog Sam form a congenial Team. They are freelance police Officers, investigative Detectives and solve every Case with their Firm, however absurd or outlandish. Mechanically, we are in classic Point-and-Click. We (almost) always control Sam, click on Things that all trigger a Comment, stuff some of them into our Inventory, use them with other Things or other Protagonists, and select from multiple conversational Options for the latter. As classic as the Gameplay, so twisted is the Humour. Everything is taken on the Rails here, whether Television Formats or American Presidents. The more abstruse the better. In doing so, the Series doesn't shy away from bad Puns and Calaus. But it is precisely this disrespectful approach to everything and everyone that opens up the Range from sharp Parody to Level-free flat wit. Everything else is subordinated to a good Punchline. And that's exactly what makes for the Wit and Charm of "Sam & Max." As usual, this Episode is not primarily about the Puzzles, but about the anarchist-ironic Humour that always isolates Elements of the Real And parodies them through Overdrawing. The Puzzle Structure is also often similar. In Terms Of content, there are the wildest and most surprising Ideas, but structurally many Puzzles run according to the Motto: Do three or four Tasks and then come back, off. In this Episode "Moai Better Blues," the able-bodied Bermuda Triangle looks past Our Heroes, sucks in our Protagonists and beams them on the Easter Islands, where they are supposed to prevent a Volcanic Eruption. Turned Off Mini-games such as a bagpipe crossing or a surfboard machine on which, like, a Tray on the Head, thrown baby bottles must dodge offer Variety. Well-known Figures such as the Head of the Lincoln statue are also there again. But There is also a Problem of the Series, which manifests itself particularly in this Episode. The main Players, like their Own Creeways, are all already known. The Constellations of figures No longer offer Really new things, the character-immanent Comedy has already been exhausted weuite-oriented. And so the Series does the only possible thing you have left. It is becoming more absurd, more peculiar, more shy. But this also unrelated, any and less funny. This does not mean that there are not still some good Gags that can entertain, that is, only that one clearly notices here that the Series is running out of air so slowly. In any Case, you should play the English-language Version if you don't want to miss Gags. The German Synchro makes an effort, but often-due to numerous Puns that can hardly be translated-has no Chance. The Playing Time of the individual Episodes is neat, because you are busy with each of the five episodes about two Hours. (On Steam, however, you can only buy the whole Season 2 consisting of 5 Episodes anyway). Rating: 6/10 Atmosphere 5/10 Story 7/10 Graphic 7/10 Sound 7/10 Game Mechanics 6/10 Balancing 6/10 Game Pass Conclusion: It gets thinner. 6/10 Overall Rating
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