Pajama Sam

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The Pajama Sam series is a collection of point and click children's adventure and puzzle games originally created by Humongous Entertainment.

Character[edit]

The young titular character himself, Pajama Sam, is shown having light turquoise hair and skin and wearing a pair of blue footed pajamas and a red cape. Many of Sam's adventures involve him emulating his hero, the comic book superhero Pajama-Man, and seeking to physically conquer his fears and dislikes (e.g. darkness, thunder and lightning) and altruistically help others.

Sam is young and a little naive, and obviously has an active imagination. Sam befriends many inanimate objects throughout his adventures, such as a mining cart named King (No Need to Hide when It's Dark Outside), a wooden boat named Otto (NNHIDO), and a piece of broccoli named Florette (You Are What You Eat from Your Head to Your Feet). These companions assist him in the games.

Sam has a tendency to be inattentive, impatient, and to rush into situations without having the full story. Yet he is also depicted as being friendly and going out of his way to be nice to characters that he encounters- even enemies or former enemies.

Games[edit]

Main adventure games[edit]

Summary of all games[edit]

All games consist of three parts: the tutorial, the actual game, including the side objective, and the credits. The world changes every time a new game is started (even though the main and side objectives stay the same), so it is impossible to explain the complex storyline. The games consist of Pajama Sam finding objects in the world and using them somewhere else. A cut scene is usually played if the right item is used. You may save your progress at any time if you have to stop. In addition to a main storyline, each individual game has a separate objective to collect objects scattered around Sam's world.

Pajama Sam: No Need To Hide When It's Dark Outside[edit]

Pajama Sam: No Need to Hide When It's Dark Outside
Developer(s) Humongous Entertainment

Mistic Studios(Wii)

Publisher(s) Atari

Majesco Entertainment (Wii) Nimbus Games (iOS)

Engine SCUMM
Platform(s) Windows, Mac OS, Wii, iOS
Release date(s) Windows & Mac: October 4, 1996, rereleased in November 9, 1999, September 2002, October 2005, and 2008 PC Download: 2008 Wii:
August 19, 2008 iOS: December 12, 2012
Genre(s) Adventure
Mode(s) Single-player

Pajama Sam, frustrated with his fear of the dark, enters the "Land of Darkness" through his closet, hoping to capture the anthropomorphized Darkness (as happens in his Pajama Man comic). However, upon entering, he is seized by a group of trees acting as customs and has his superhero items confiscated. The game revolves around Sam attempting to retrieve his purple Pajama Sam mask, Signature-Edition, All-Metal Pajama Man Lunch Box (or Portable Bad Guy Containment Unit), and his Illuminator Mark 5 Jr. Flashlight. Also, as a side objective, Sam has to collect pairs of socks scattered throughout the world. If he does, they will all be loaded into a washing machine. Eventually, the washing machine overflows. The voice of Pajama Sam, as with many of the later games, is provided by Pamela Segall.

Note: This game has no known game setup, as Thunder and Lighting and You Are What You Eat do, however it is still possible to save by pressing the S key for Save and the L key for Load.

Pajama Sam 2: Thunder and Lightning Aren't so Frightening[edit]

Pajama Sam 2: Thunder and Lightning Aren't so Frightening
Developer(s) Humongous Entertainment
Publisher(s) Atari
Engine SCUMM
Platform(s) Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Google Play
Release date(s) North America Windows, Mac: October 2, 1998, rereleased in November 2005, February 2008 and November 2011. iOS/Google Play
April 5, 2012 UK: 2001
Genre(s) Adventure
Mode(s) Single-player

During a scary thunderstorm, Pajama Sam journeys through his attic and up into the clouds to World Wide Weather. While confronting a surprisingly kind Thunder and Lightning, Sam accidentally causes a major malfunction (he touches the red button) and and is tasked with retrieving several missing important parts, before the CEO and president of The World Wide Weather Center (WWW), Mother Nature, an onion, finds out. On this adventure, Sam explores several places, such as the Sun, Snow, and Wind Machines, the gardens, the room in which types of weather are decided, and the cafeteria where the employees (speaking inanimate objects) eat. He also finds a phone in the lobby that contacts a mug in charge of the complaints department (she complains to him), a microscope in charge of the suggestions department, and an office chair that acts as a secretary for the staple remover Mr. George Someone. The side objective of this game is to find all of the missing puzzle pieces, which will form an amusing picture when they are all collected. The game is now available for iOS and Google Play, developed by Nimbus Games Inc.

Pajama Sam 3: You Are What You Eat from Your Head To Your Feet[edit]

Pajama Sam 3: You Are What You Eat from Your Head To Your Feet
Developer(s) Humongous Entertainment
Runecraft(PS1)
Publisher(s) Atari
Engine SCUMM
Platform(s) Windows, Mac OS, PlayStation, iOS, Google Play
Release date(s) Canada: November 9, 1999 North America: Windows, Mac: 2000, rereleased in December 2004 and October 2014. PlayStation: 2001 iOS/Google Play: 2014 Steam: 2014UK: 2001
Genre(s) Adventure
Mode(s) Single-player

After spoiling his dinner with several boxes of cookies in order to get 20 box tops for a Pajama Man action figure with titanic elbow thrust, a group of cookies spring up and lead Sam off to Mop Top Island, where a conflict is taking place between healthy and junk food. To prevent a potential war, Sam searches for the missing delegates for an emergency peace conference. The delegates are types of food, one from each food group, Grammy Smithe the apple, Chuck Cheddar (Cheese of Adventure), Florette the broccoli, Bean 47 (a kidney bean), Luke Wigglebig(a lollipop), and Pierre L'Pan the baguette. Mop Top Island actually looks like Pajama Sam himself. Also, if Sam finds 20 Chok Amok cookie boxtops he will get the Pajama Man action figure with titanic elbow thrust and you get to see pictures of Sam and the action figure, as well as Sam with some of the characters in the end credits

Pajama Sam 4: Life is Rough When You Lose Your Stuff![edit]

Pajama Sam 4: Life is Rough When You Lose Your Stuff!
Developer(s) Humongous Entertainment
Publisher(s) Atari
Engine YAGA
Platform(s) Windows, iOS, Google Play
Release date(s) August 19, 2003 and April 2013. iOS/Google Play: 2014
Genre(s) Adventure
Mode(s) Single-player

Sam's Pajama Man comic book is lost in a strange world, where he meets a dirty sock who needs to get to his other sock, who is clean. He goes on a journey to find a way to clean the dirty sock and to find clothes (a shirt, shoes, and the socks) to get to Grubby Corners Mall, where his comic has found its way to. In this game, Pajama Sam's voice is provided by Elisha Ferguson.

"Junior Arcade" puzzle games[edit]

Pajama Sam's Sock Works[edit]

Pajama Sam's Sock Works'
Developer(s) Humongous Entertainment
Publisher(s) Atari
Engine SCUMM
Platform(s) Windows, Mac OS
Release date(s) December 1997, rereleased in December 2005 and December 2011.
Genre(s) Puzzle
Mode(s) Single-player

As he is getting ready for bed, Sam's mother reminds him to sort his socks before going to school the next day. As he falls asleep, he begins to dream about having a machine to do it for him, with moving belts, chutes, and other strange inventions to move differently colored socks into the similarly-colored baskets (which the game plays through).

Pajama Sam's Lost & Found[edit]

Pajama Sam's Lost & Found
Developer(s) Humongous Entertainment
Publisher(s) Atari
Engine SCUMM
Platform(s) Windows, Mac OS
Release date(s) November–December 1998, rereleased in 2002 and December 2009.
Genre(s) Arcade
Mode(s) Single-player

Sam, while trying to find his misplaced belongings, travels through various lands with characters from past adventures, jumping to grab items floating in mid-air and avoid obstacles.

Other programs[edit]

Pajama Sam's One Stop Fun Shop[edit]

Pajama Sam's One Stop Fun Shop
Developer(s) Humongous Entertainment
Publisher(s) Atari
Engine SCUMM
Platform(s) Windows, Mac OS
Release date(s) September 26, 2000 and March 11, 2011.
Genre(s) Adventure
Mode(s) Single-player

A printing program that lets children make and print their own creations with the Pajama Sam characters.

Pajama Sam's Games To Play On Any Day[edit]

Pajama Sam's Games To Play On Any Day
Developer(s) Humongous Entertainment
Publisher(s) Atari
Engine SCUMM
Platform(s) Windows, Mac OS
Release date(s) November 2001, rereleased in November 4, 2006 and February 2013.
Genre(s) Adventure
Mode(s) Single-player

Pajama Sam is bored on a rainy day, so he decides to play a board game, but his favorite one is on the top shelf. Sam attempts to climb up to reach it, but falls back on a pile of other board games and lands in a strange world where he can play 8 classic games and 2 puzzle games. This is the last Pajama Sam game to have Sam's voice provided by Pamela Segall.

This game was released after Atari's Takeover, so was not as famous as previous games.

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