Chariots of the Dogs

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Sam & Max: Chariots of the Dogs
The GameTap title card for "Chariots of the Dogs"
The GameTap title card for "Chariots of the Dogs"
Developer(s) Telltale Games
Publisher(s) Telltale Games
GameTap
Designer(s) Chuck Jordan
Brendan Q. Ferguson
Dave Grossman
Heather Logas
Steve Purcell
Series Sam & Max: Season Two
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, Wii, Xbox 360 (XBLA)[1][2]
Release date(s)
  • USA March 13, 2008
(GameTap)
March 14, 2008 (Online)
Genre(s) Adventure
Mode(s) Single player
Distribution Download

"Chariots of the Dogs" is the fourth episode of Sam & Max Season Two created by Telltale Games and published by GameTap. It was released on March 14, 2008.

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Sam & Max encounter their 2006 selves.

Bosco has vanished and Flint Paper needs Sam & Max to help him find him. They enter his shop to find it deserted and then the bathroom, where they find baking soda and vinegar, as well as several model volcanoes. Combining a bottle of vinegar with an industrial-sized barrel of baking soda, they produce an explosion which prompts a space ship to come over and beam them on board. There they find Bosco, who has been transformed into a human/cow hybrid. He explains that he entered an elevator, which turns out to be a time machine, and then found himself this way after encountering his mother in the 1960s.

Sam & Max enter the elevator and find themselves in 1963's version of Bosco's shop, run by Momma Bosco. She, an avid feminist, explains that she intends make her baby herself using saliva from herself and a random man from the White House with a baby-making machine of her own design. The baby-maker has milk dripping in the male-sample unit, which explains why Bosco is a cow. When Sam & Max want to leave, she is turned on by Max's indifference towards her, which causes a time paradox that leaves Bosco trapped between existence and nonexistence. In the 1960s White House, they encounter a younger Agent Superball, looking no different from his future self. Thinking him the father, they use his sample but it does not work as expected.

They use a sample from President Kennedy and are able to recreate Bosco, who still is a paradox, not having been born. They go to Stinky's Diner in the 80s to manipulate their past selves' view about girls by sabotaging their favorite video game, Bluster Blaster, which turns Max into a womanizer. Momma Bosco does not love him anymore once he shows her his new attitude, which allows Bosco to be born as intended. Back on the ship they go to look for T-H-E-M, who turn out to be a trio of birthday Mariachi singers who travel through space and time singing for birthdays and, as a part time job, collecting and crushing souls. The surprise is too much for Bosco and he dies of a heart attack, his soul being slowly crushed by the depressing stories of the lives of the Moai heads from Episode 2.

Sam & Max manage to lure all three Mariachi singers away from the ship so they can save Bosco, but Max accidentally activates the soul-sucking machine, and Bosco's soul is sucked up into the Bermuda Triangle. After extending the bridge to the soul-crusher area, Bosco's body is placed there by accident, which prompts the ship to start a self destruct sequence. This forces Sam & Max to flee through the Bermuda Triangle, taking Bosco's body with them. The space ship comes to the beginning of time and crashes into the gravitational singularity, causing the Big Bang and creating the universe.

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