|Distributor(s)||GameTap, Xbox Live Arcade, Steam|
|System(s)||Windows, Xbox 360, Wii|
|Preceded by||Episode 104: Abe Lincoln Must Die!|
|Followed by||Episode 106: Bright Side of the Moon|
|Series||Sam & Max|
|Neoseeker Related Pages|
|Twitch||Sam & Max Episode 105: Reality 2.0 Channel|
Sam & Max Episode 105: Reality 2.0 finds the sleuthing duo of Sam and Max coping with the obligations of presidential responsibility when the Commissioner informs them of an electron surge that has all the computers in the world on the fritz. As it happens, one of the largest spikes is right in Sam and Max's neighborhood, so they're the logical choices to take on the case and save the world from online terror.
Sam & Max is a point-and-click adventure game, for multiple systems. You navigate around the game world by moving the cursor to a spot on the screen and selecting that spot. Around the world are "hotspots", with which the characters can interact. When the cursor is over a hotspot, it will become hilighted and its name will appear if known (names can be disabled in the options menu). You solve puzzles during the game by interacting in a (somewhat) logical way with the environment, talking with other characters and collecting items that are held in your inventory.
|(Hold)||Move to cursor|
|N/A||N/A||Double-click (Hold)||Move more quickly to cursor|
|Interact, make selection|
|Click box||Click box or||Click box or||Open inventory|
|Click gear or||Click gear or||Click gear or||Menu|
Since there's nothing to take at the office, you can head right outside and start visiting your friends to look for clues. You'll find that the DeSoto is broken, so you'll be confined to the neighborhood for this case. Over at Sybil's you'll find that she's the victim of powerful hypnosis goggles, and she needs you to help break the spell.
After saving your friend, you'll find out that she was just beta testing the new Reality 2.0 virtual goggles. Reality 2.0 sounds like it may have something to do with your case, so it's best to check it out.
Unfortunately, the VR goggles Sybil was using are broken, so you'll have to fix them first. You can get a replacement part for them, and separate goggles for Max, from Sybil's old employer, the. Ask Sybil about the broken goggles and she'll tell you the COPS are located in Lefty's old power tool store, right behind her shop. If you ask the society members why they hypnotized Sybil and follow that line of questioning, you'll get the replacement part for Sybil's goggles and a pair for Max.
After using the chip on the goggles, you can access Reality 2.0 at any time by using the goggles in your inventory. To return to the real world, use the icon in the lower right-hand corner of the screen. The first time you visit Reality 2.0, you'll be at Sybil's homepage. You'll find that Reality 2.0 simulates your street, and you can visit the virtual versions of the places in normal reality. The internet will often give you helpful tips explaining how things work as you move through the virtual world. Items you bring into Reality 2.0 will be converted into a virtual equivalent, however, anything you find in Reality 2.0 stays in the virtual world when you leave.
Earn some money
Doing a little exploration, you may find that virtual Bosco is selling a wooden long sword, for just a few coins. You can find the large, shiny coins scattered around the world in various places. You will need to understand a little about the virtual reality's physics to get the coins:
- You will need to alter the physics of Reality 2.0 to obtain the coins.
- You can change different aspects of the world in the Control Room.
Now that you have some money, you can afford a weapon.
Defeat Auntie Biotic
The wooden long sword doesn't cut it against the emailbox guard, so you'll need to start looking for better equipment to defeat her. Get prepared for the battle by outfitting yourself with better offensive and defensive gear.
|Get a new sword|
Now you just have to do something about Aunti Biotic's powerful attack.
Once Auntie Biotic has been defeated by using the items you acquired to defend and attack, there is no longer anyone protecting the internet from spreading viruses through its email system.
Bring down the internet
You'll need something devastating to send through the email, and your little computer bug just won't cut it. Luckily, Bosco is selling a deadly biological weapon for one billion dollars in real life. There are a couple problems, however, since he no longer wants to return to reality and he won't give you the password to wire the money into his account.
|Get the password|
You now have the password to Bosco's account, which will let you wire him the money from Banco Lavadero. In order to do so, however, you'll need to get past the firewall and figure out the bank's money laundering scheme.
|Get through the firewall|
Once you're at the bank, you'll see a matrix of accounts with arrows between them showing the flow of laundering. Press "Cook the numbers" on an account to reverse the arrows adjacent to the account. You can press "Uncook" at the top to start over at any time. When money enters an account, it will attempt to flow through any arrows pointing away to other accounts. If more than one arrow at an account is pointing to a different account, the money will split evenly and distributed to all of them. The goal is to get the entire one billion dollar sum into Bosco's account at the bottom center. Start out by unlocking Bosco's account when you cook the books there.
|Cooking the books|
With the money securing in his account, you can now buy the biological weapon from Bosco in the real world, and distribute it throughout the internet at the emailbox Aunti Biotic was guarding in Reality 2.0.
|Respect for Living Things|
The internet is understandably miffed that you infected it with a deadly virus, so it has decided to self-destruct and take you with it. While it loads its destruction sequence, you find yourself in Reality 1.5, a text-based version of your neighborhood street. You start out in front of Sybil's, but due to faults in the net, all the establishments are being destroyed, so you can't enter any buildings. Everything is described to you through text descriptions, although you will be able to hear a small amount of dialogue. Look around, try to pick up what you can and use what you can. Somehow you need to convince the internet that people are worth saving.
After restoring the internet's respect for living things, it lets Sam, Max and all connected users back into reality. Even though you solved the original case, which was electron power surges, the side effect is that the entire internet is destroyed. As the internet dies, it claims it was only the tool of a mysterious manipulator named Roy G. Biv. Find out who he is and what he's planning in the season finale, Episode 106.
Sam & Max series