There's no reason to be afraid of the dark. Fed up with his fear of the dark, Sam transforms himself into Pajama Sam - world's youngest superhero and resolves to confront Darkness! With help from King the mine car, Otto the boat, and a host of fascinating characters.
User reviews: Very Positive (181 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 4, 1996
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Buy Pajama Sam Complete Pack

Contains the following Pajama Sam games:
Pajama Sam In: No Need to Hide When It's Dark Outside (1996)
Pajama Sam's Sock Works (1997)
Pajama Sam's Lost & Found (1998)
Pajama Sam 2: Thunder and Lightning Aren't so Frightening (1998)
Pajama Sam 3: You Are What You Eat from Your Head to Your Feet (2000)
Pajama Sam 4: Life Is Rough When You Lose Your Stuff! (2003)

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Putt-Putt Complete Pack
Pajama Sam Complete Pack
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Spy Fox Complete Pack

 

Recent updates View all (1)

August 19

New Update and New Languages Available

Hello Everyone,

A new update for Pajama Sam is now available which contains the following:

  • I have updated ScummVM from 1.6.0 to 1.7.0 across Windows, OS X and GNU/Linux.
  • opengl_nearest is the new display renderer. This provides really sharp looking graphics and also ensures 100% Steam Overlay functionality for Windows. It runs at your monitors current resolution.
  • I have completely re-written the shell launcher for GNU/Linux and implemented a new libraries system. This should allow for many more users of GNU/Linux to play the game and not just people on the latest versions of Ubuntu and Mint.
  • The Modern ScummVM skin now works on GNU/Linux. You can access the ScummVM menu by pressing CTRL+F5 (or Fn+F5 for Mac OS X) at any time.
  • ScummVM source code has been updated to 1.7.0. SDL source code is now included.

Also, I'd like to officially announce that the game is now availabe in French (Français), German (Deutsch) and Dutch (Nederlands) and the languages are free for all customers.

Enjoy the update and thank you for playing :)

Saleck
Night Dive Studios

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Reviews

“If your child has any lingering fear of the dark, this software is a must!”
100 – Gamer's Zone

“With this Pajama Sam title Humongous have produced a wonderfully entertaining game with an equally entertaining story.”
100 – Quandary

“Though sure to keep children entertained and engaged for hours, this charming adventure will bring plenty of smiles to their parents as well.”
83 – 1UP

About This Game

Sam is an ordinary kid who, with the help of his red cape, turns into "superhero" Pajama Sam. In No Need to Hide When It’s Dark Outside, Pajama Sam journeys into the land of darkness (his closet) to face his fears. Help Pajama Sam figure out who or what is behind the darkness and realize that there is no need to hide when it’s dark outside!

Game Features:

  • Think, listen, explore--fun learning encourages critical thinking, fosters listening and memory skills, and reinforces good social skills.
  • Cartoon-quality learning adventure where you choose where the characters go.
  • Explore exciting locations and collect information to complete the adventure.
  • The adventure changes each time you play!

This product uses ScummVM across Windows, Mac and Linux which is released under the GNU GPL v2.
For more information, please visit - www.scummvm.org
The GNU GPL can be viewed here - https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html

System Requirements

PC
Mac
Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 100% DirectX compatible graphics
    • Hard Drive: 512 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX compatible card or onboard sound
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 100% DirectX compatible graphics
    • Hard Drive: 512 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX compatible card or onboard sound
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X Leopard 10.7
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card or onboard graphics compatible with OpenGL
    • Hard Drive: 512 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% CoreAudio compatible card or onboard sound
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X Leopard 10.7 or newer
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card or onboard graphics compatible with OpenGL
    • Hard Drive: 512 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% CoreAudio compatible card or onboard sound
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 100% OpenGL accelerated card or onboard graphics
    • Hard Drive: 512 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any ALSA supported card on onboard audio
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 100% OpenGL accelerated card or onboard graphics
    • Hard Drive: 512 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any ALSA supported card on onboard audio
Helpful customer reviews
473 of 494 people (96%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Absolute 10/10 would pick up socks again
thx mom luv u
Posted: May 16
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Truly the epitome of videogames.
The story is jam-packed with exciting plot-twists, intuitive humour, and the most perfect of nicks and crannies here and there.
The character design is flawlessly filled to the brim with heart and effort, as with the enchanting voice acting from every character you meet.
Fortunately, each and every character is unique and is flowing with personality, even Pajama Sam's mother is an absolute hoot to see in-game.
The music is so perfectly fitted in game, and can be enjoyed for hours upon hours of looping. I could go as far to say that I could honestly hear this music playing in a Queen album, and I have said such things.
The art in this masterpiece was truly before it's time, with backgrounds and sprites so elegantly drawn, you could mistake them for levels in a PS4 game, and it would have to be a superb PS4 game.

I honestly cannot say a single bad thing about this game, it is the portrait of perfection, just as all the other brilliant works of Humongous Entertainment, though, this one takes the cake. Pajama Sam is without a doubt, the most atmospheric, challenging, hilarious, thrilling experience you will ever face in life, you will see the face of your first-born child sleeping in your arms, and you will think "Man, I should be playing Pajama Sam right now".
I highly suggest playing this game late in your life, because once you finish this, you will have felt every single level of every single emotion ever existed and more, nothing will ever satisfy your new-found standards after playing this love-child of beauty and genius.

Buy this game.
10/10
Better than The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
Posted: May 2
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
26.6 hrs on record
I can't believe I'm wasting my time writing this rather than playing the only game I've ever known to be real, ya dig? Its like this right- My Boy Sam was all trippin on some herbs when his hot mom just got done doing the hankey pankey, stumblin on in his room says "YO P-BOY, get you purple butt to bed!" P-boy said "Aight." Then some racists came by and took his flashlight. The darkness doesn't care who you are, or what you do, it simply wants to get YOU SAM. Sam must fight hard, fight long through the darkness. He fight for his kind, for America home of brave.

PEACE PAJAMAS!

pp.s I cannot WAIT until the sequel man!
Posted: April 24
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Better than Watch_dogs.
Posted: June 4
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
MY CHILDHOOD HOLY MOTHER OF GOD DIS GUD.
Posted: April 24
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671 of 718 people (93%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Amnesia. Slender. Outlast. Pajama Sam.

Don't play it alone.
Posted: April 17
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