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Just wondering which version I should purchase of Sam and Max Season 1... I guess I would like the one that has more to offer, other than the six great games... should I go with the 29.99 retail version or the 34.99 online and then send you a DVD version? Does the online one contain everything the retail one does but has more, or do they both have different features?

Yeah kindof a weird question but I have checked wikipedia, telltale games, the sam and max season one website, and amazon... and I cannot tell which is the more collector edition of the game. Thanks for your time!

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  • Well, I have the Telltale one. It has all the games, and a DVD which has about the full Summer of Sam & Max(Television resolution), and a partial soundtrack. Also, the Telltale one has that nifty cover art. :D

    The retail one, I don't have. I hear it has character bios, a S&M timeline(I saw this one, it's in a front-cover foldout), and a poster(Don't quote me on this last one.) However, the reatail one doesn't have all the content I mentioned in the Telltale one. I think the only similarities they have are the games themselves.

    So take your pick. I, personally, like the Telltale release better, but it's your choice.

    EDIT: Here's the retail list:

    [quote]• Comic generator lets you create your own unique Sam & Max comic strip
    • Comes with a full-size color poster that commemorates your police pals
    • Includes a bonus CD with a behind-the-scenes video, trailers for episodes 1-6, character bios, concept artwork, wallpapers, a soundtrack sampler and more[/quote]

    Telltale release:

    [quote]• All six episodes on one disc.(Requires DVD-ROM drive)
    • Cutscene video reels with 4+ hours of commentary tracks by the developers.
    • All 18 Sam & Max machinima shorts. • Sam & Max Season One blooper reel.
    • Concept art montage video.
    • All Season One teasers and trailers, including the original E3 2006 teaser trailer.
    • Surprise bonus content! [/quote]

  • the version sold by telltale also has better art work and a generous sample of the soundtrack as well as a variety of sam and max wallpapers (in many resolutions)

    and Kedri there is only one disc which acts as a hybrid dvd so it has the games on for pc and if you put it in a dvd player it will play the dvd content (you made it sound like there were 2 discs)

  • The main differences are the packaging, the format (retail CD vs. Telltale's hybrid DVD), and a few of the extras. The soundtrack MP3s and wallpapers that were mentioned above are available on both versions.

    Telltale's Season One DVD:

    -Games and extras are all on one DVD
    -Extras include machinima shorts, blooper reel, concept art montage video, all six episode trailers plus the E3 trailer, cutscene galleries with commentary from members of the development team, plus a few easter eggs (all viewable in your TV DVD player or on your computer), along with an MP3 soundtrack sampler and desktop wallpaper
    -Comes in DVD case with cover art painted by Steve Purcell
    -Manual is a 2-page quickstart guide that fits inside the DVD case
    -Only available to customers who purchase the $34.95 Season One download bundle from Telltale's store

    The Adventure Company's retail CD:

    -Games and extras are on two separate CDs
    -Extras include all six episode trailers, an exclusive Behind the Scenes video, a full-sized poster of the highway surfing art Steve painted for the CGW cover last summer, bios of the main characters, a concept art gallery, MP3 soundtrack sampler, and desktop wallpaper
    -Comes in a box featuring game art and a nice "20 Years of Sam & Max" fold-out panel
    -Manual is a CD case sized booklet (more in-depth than the quickstart guide in Telltale's version); CDs are in paper sleeves
    -Available in retail stores across North America for $29.99


    EDIT: The retail version also contains links to the comic generator and online Sam & Max comic hosted on Telltale's site. It doesn't have a self-contained version of the comic generator, even though some of the marketing copy that was released made it sound that way.

  • @Emily said:
    The Adventure Company's retail CD:

    -Games and extras are on two separate CDs
    -Extras include all six episode trailers, an exclusive Behind the Scenes video, a full-sized poster of the highway surfing art Steve painted for the CGW cover last summer, bios of the main characters, a concept art gallery, MP3 soundtrack sampler, and desktop wallpaper
    -Comes in a box featuring game art and a nice "20 Years of Sam & Max" fold-out panel
    -Manual is a CD case sized booklet (more in-depth than the quickstart guide in Telltale's version); CDs are in paper sleeves
    -Available in retail stores across North America for $29.99

    unless you are in europe

  • @patters said: unless you are in europe

    In which case the RRP is about US$70 / £35
    (Or $50 / £25 if you're buying from Amazon, which is still more than it cost me to get it from Telltale + Disc)

    Gods, I hate living in rip-off Europe.

  • It strengthens the eco-no-my...... :D

    *runs*

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