Review: Sam and Max – Beyond Time and Space Remastered

Sam and Max – Beyond Time and Space Remastered is a point and click adventure with the besties Sam and Max in something that is perhaps their most freaked out adventure to date. Among other things, we get to accompany them to the North Pole where they will try to persuade the plot to stop shooting at their elves. That is, a completely ordinary day in the lives of freelance detectives.

Sam and Max debuted as a comic book as early as 1987 and in 1993 four were released LucasArts-game. 2006 tog Telltale Games (Walking dead) over and released the adventure Sam and Max – Save the world in five episodes (Season 1). The year after came, season 2, Sam and Max – Beyond Time and Space which is also five episodes long and this remaster of it is released under the company name Skunkape Games, when Telltale ceased to exist.

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Photo: Skunkape / Telltale Games / nintendo.com

I’m a Telltale Games fan and when I heard that Sam and Max – Beyond Time and Space Remastered would be released Switch, Xbox One and PC so I took the opportunity to test it.

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Photo: Skunkape / Telltale Games / nintendo.com

Sam and Max – Beyond Time and Space Remastered works both clockwise and not so spotless on Nintendo Switch. On the one hand, this is a game like that that is perfect to take with you wherever you go. It is easy to pick up and easy to put down. The graphics work just as well in docked mode as in portable and it is no problem to read what is written or to see details. The problem with the game is that it is designed for mouse and keyboard. Now you have to use the right joystick instead to try to find What you can click on. It works that way, I think. There were many times I missed things because it did not even appear when I clicked around with the right joystick. Really frustrating unfortunately.

Then some solutions to the problems are so far-fetched and illogical that it does not even become fun. Unfortunately, this leads to getting stuck quite easily and it quickly becomes disappointing.

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Photo: Skunkape / Telltale Games / nintendo.com

But once I got past the most difficult problems and so on Sam and Max – Beyond Time and Space Remastered a really fun and entertaining point and click game. They are awesome voice actors and Skunkape / Telltale Games ingenuity and fun dialogue are just as good as I had hoped. The graphics are nice and fixed in this version, which means that the 14 years that have passed since 2007 are hardly reminiscent.

So in summary I would recommend Sam and Max – Beyond Time and Space Remastered to both new and old Sam and Max and Telltale Games fans.