App description: NOTE: This app is NOT compatible with iOS6 or later.

We got a look at the first episode and came away impressed -IGN

"One of the sharpest, funniest and solidly built games Telltale has done yet" -Destructoid

One psychic ability allows [Max] to transform into any physical object an interesting puzzle-solving device ... and since it lets Max turn into stuff like plants and bazookas, it's also super funny. Joystiq

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Wield psychic powers against fearsome foes in this epic comedy adventure!

An absolutely stunning iPad app, featuring top quality visuals, fully animated 3D characters, rich full 3D environments, an original score and top quality voice acting!

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In The Devils Playhouse, Telltale's episodic game series made for iPad, an otherworldy power for controlling matter and space calls to the strongest and strangest who might wield it -- intergalactic warlords and eldritch gods, under-dwellers and scholars of the arcane.

Episode 1 The Penal Zone starts off with a bang as intergalactic gorilla invader Skunk'ape sets his sights on unhinged rabbit Max, to seize his newly discovered mysterious powers. While mastering these abilities -- future sight, teleportation, shape shifting, mind reading -- and investigating their ancient source, Freelance Police Sam & Max must fend off Skunkape and get him banished to The Penal Zone.

Getting involved in Sam & Maxs adventure with the luxurious iPad screen and the super touch-friendly presentation, players will engage directly with this world in a unique gaming experience unlike anything thats come before. One of the best looking games you'll find for the system.

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Note: As a graphics rich 3D app, this game will play best if you don't have other apps running at the same time.

1. Hold down the sleep/wake button at the top of the device for a few seconds until the screen displays the message 'slide to power off.'
2. Power off the device by moving the slider.
3. Hold down the sleep/wake button again until the device powers back on.
4. When the home screen is displayed, relaunch the game.

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04-06-2010, 07:52 PM
#11
Sam & Max Episode 1: The Penal Zone (Full Port From PS3/PC/Mac)

Sam & Max: The Penal Zone is an impressive game. I've heard of the series, but I have never played a Sam & Max game before. They are released episodicly, an there will be another four episodes. As a matter of fact, this was actually released before the PS3, PC, and Mac versions of this episode come out, and this is the full episode. Rich with animations and cutscenes that are fully rendered on the iPad. Easily some of the best graphics and production levels in the App Store.

Wow. The price already dropped? This is the first time that I'm a little annoyed by an App Store price drop. I bought the game less than twelve hours ago.

Last edited by MICHAELSD; 04-06-2010 at 07:56 PM.
04-06-2010, 10:18 PM
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Originally Posted by aricall View Post
Yeah I'd love to see grim fandango
Always wanted to play this

And Day of the Tentacle

04-06-2010, 11:29 PM
#13
Yes the old lucas arts games would be great...but this is a different developer.

At 6.99 I am willing to dive into S&M. Thank you Telltale for realizing that 9.99 was too much.
04-08-2010, 12:56 AM
#14
really hope they fix this one soon
04-08-2010, 05:04 AM
#15
From the telltale forum:

Hi all

For getting best performance, we suggest you have the game as the only app running. As a 3D game with richer graphics, it'll be smoothest if you don't have other apps running at the same time.

1. Hold down the sleep/wake button at the top of the device for a few seconds until the screen displays the message 'slide to power off.'
2. Power off the device by moving the slider.
3. Hold down the sleep/wake button again until the device powers back on.
4. When the home screen is displayed, relaunch the game

- Joel, Telltale

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04-08-2010, 03:15 PM
#16
Nice that helped alot. Thanks alot
04-08-2010, 04:10 PM
#17
That is great but I hope there will be a better solution. It would be a pain to have to reboot each time I wanted to play your game. However it is great that you have at least a partial solution so quickly.
04-08-2010, 05:27 PM
#18
Even after rebooting the performance still isn't that good. I would get it if you're planning to get it anyways for the discount, but if the price spikes up then just wait until they fix the performance issues, it's not worth the download right now...I'm planning to write a 2 star review in the AppStore.

...and is it really a discount I'm starting to wonder. How much is the PC version?
04-09-2010, 10:18 AM
#19
I paid $10 for it the day iPad came out and now the price dropped, just my luck
04-16-2010, 10:32 AM
#20
Don't have my iPad yet. Just bought due to the price drop. I also hope they'll fix the speed issues though.

iPad 3G: The first personal computer.

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