Pajama Sam 3: You Are What You Eat from Your Head to Your Feet

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Pajama Sam 3 You Are What You Eat From Your Head To Your Feet
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Cover art
Developer(s) Humongous Entertainment, Runecraft (PS1)
Publisher(s) Humongous Entertainment, Infogames (PS1)
Designer(s)
  • Rhonda Conley
  • Eric Gross
Artist(s) John Michaud (animator)
Writer(s) Dave Grossman
Composer(s) George Alistair Sanger
Engine SCUMM
Platform(s) Windows, Macintosh, PlayStation
Release
  • November 9, 1999 (Canada), April 6, 2000 (US) (Windows)
  • June 1, 2001 (Playstation)
  • 2001 (Macintosh)
  • May 15, 2014 (Linux, Steam)[1]
  • August 13, 2015 (iOS)
Genre(s) Adventure Game
Mode(s) Single-player

Pajama Sam 3: You Are What You Eat From Your Head To Your Feet is an adventure game developed and published by Humongous Entertainment, for the Microsoft Windows, Macintosh, Playstation, and Steam operating systems. This was the last adventure game to feature Pamela Segall Adlon as the voice of Sam, beginning with the next game, Aldon is replaced by Elisha Ferguson.

Plot[edit]

Just before dinner, Pajama Sam is whisked away by his Choc Amok cookies to the sugar, sweets and fats party in Mop Top Island. After devouring the huge piece of cake in front of the doorway, Sam decides to finally leave the party saying he doesn't want to spoil his dinner. All the sugar, sweets and fats, while referring to him as "healthy boy", are immediately offended, as they have to send him off to the candy-cane jail until releasing him on his trial set for later next month.

While in the candy-cane jail, Pajama Sam meets a broccoli named Florette and a delegate of the food group peace conference. Pajama Sam manages to free Florette and himself from the sweet's prison. Pajama Sam follows Florette to the food pyramid and meets his familiar friend Carrot (from Pajama Sam 1), who was leading the peace conference. Carrot explains to Pajama Sam that General Beetfoot will declare war unless the conference goes on. Unfortunately, four other delegates are missing. Pajama Sam needs to locate these other delegates and get them out of trouble before the General notices they are missing and declares war.

After all the delegates are rescued, Sam goes to the peace conference, but instead of finding the six delegates working together, he finds them arguing over which food group is better, and then after hearing enough of the delegates arguing, Sam yells and then gives an inspiring speech about working together.

Gameplay[edit]

Originally released as a Junior Adventure for children ages 3–8, the aim of this game is to get the 4 missing delegates for the meeting to declare happiness between the 6 food groups, with the intent of teaching children about healthy eating. Whenever a player starts the game, the layout is randomized.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 90% (PC - 1 review)[2]
Review scores
Publication Score
Adventure Gamers 4/5 stars[3]
IGN 9.6/10[4]
Review Corner 4.5/5 stars[5]
Unikgamer 7/10[6]
Awards
Publication Award
Review Corner Award of Excellence[5]
Parents' Choice Award Silver Honor[7]

Pajama Sam 3 received positive reviews from critics. Bonnie Huie of Macworld praised the game's dialogue an animation work, and noted that "[t]hough the game is more entertaining than it is educational, it's impressively complex."[8] Charles Herold of The New York Times praised Sam's optimistic outlook, the humor, and the replayability, and declared that the game was enjoyable by both children and adults, saying that "[l]ike Sesame Street, Pajama Sam respects the intelligence of its audience, even when that audience is a little bit older than intended."[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pajama Sam 3: You Are What You Eat from Your Head to Your Feet on Steam". Steam. Retrieved June 5, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Pajama Sam 3: You Are What You Eat from Your Head to Your Feet for PC - GameRankings". GameRankings. Retrieved June 11, 2015. 
  3. ^ "3: You Are What You Eat from Your Head to Your Feet Information, Screenshots & Media". Adventure Gamers. Retrieved June 11, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Pajama Sam 3: You Are What You Eat from Your Head to Your Feet Review". IGN. Retrieved June 11, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Pajama Sam 3 - Review Corner". May 2000. Retrieved June 11, 2015. Kids will love this engaging adventure that gets them thinking and solving problems, learning about the importance of a balanced diet, and having fun! 
  6. ^ "Pajama Sam series on Unikgamer". Unikgamer. Retrieved June 11, 2015. 
  7. ^ Don Oldenburg (2004). "Parents' Choice Awards - Pajama Sam 3". Parents' Choice Award. Retrieved February 25, 2016. 
  8. ^ Huie, Bonnie (Aug 1, 2000). "Pajama Sam 3: You Are What You Eat from Your Head to Your Feet". Macworld. Retrieved 16 April 2016. 
  9. ^ Herold, Charles (12 October 2000). "GAME THEORY; Pure, Simple Fun. Cynics, Beware.". The New York Times. Retrieved 16 April 2016. 

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