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.
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Very Positive (376 reviews) - 97% of the 376 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 4, 1996

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Packages that include this game

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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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 - http://www.scummvm.org
The GNU GPL can be viewed here - https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 100% DirectX compatible graphics
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any ALSA supported card on onboard audio
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1,088.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
There are too many reasons why this game is THE BEST game that you could ever buy on steam.

There is so much that I can say about this game, but I will talk about the best aspects of the game.

The open world aspect of this game is incredible. From scene to scene, each area has something new to see and experience, from throwing pennies in a well to finding gold in the mines. It isn't a straightforward gaming experience, you can take your time and not be bugged by AI characters constantly telling to you move on with the game.

Along with the main storyline, there are THREE amazing minigames to play throughout The Land of Darkness:

1. The Brain Tickler: This minigame isn't much of a "minigame" as it is more of a game that you can experience along your way throughout the main in-depth storyline that is "Pajama Sam: No Need to Hide When It's Dark Outside". This game contains extremely hard multiple-choice questions such as "How is a star formed?", and even harder "What color is an orange?". These are extremely difficult questions that you will have to endure to be able to get to a certain area in the diverse open world of The Land of Darkness.

2. Cheese and Crackers: An extremely difficult minigame that consists of a 3x3 board where you play a toaster in a game of "Cheese and Crackers", a game where you must get 3 cheeses in a row before he gets 3 crackers in a row, taking turns placing down a cheese (you) and a cracker (the toaster). There are also other board sizes that you will be able to play on, but before you can even play the game, you must traverse the long and complex labyrinth that is the mines in order to find the gold mine, mine out the gold you find there with the pickaxe you picked up along the way, and give the gold to the toll-man that blocks your way to get to the Cheese and Crackers lounge. There is no game in the world that can compare to this one.

3. Remote Mining Terminal: Quite possibly the best minigame within a game of all time. In this minigame, you take control of a minecart picking up gems in a grid, and each time you pick up a stone, the cart behind you increases. It is an extremely complex game to explain in text, you have to play it in the actual game.

The storyline goes as follows: Sam is about to go to bed for the first time without his big-boy night light, but gets scared of the dark, as we all do. You must then take it upon yourself to turn into... PAJAMA SAM! You enter your closet to find that is The Land of Darkness, a magical land filled with toys and socks that Darkness lives in. However, you are stopped by the customs trees, which take your stuff that you must find to be able to defeat darkness. You go on a long and dangerous journey through The Land of Darkness, making lots of friends, such as a boat and a minecart, to help you find your extremely important items: a flashlight, a limited edition all metal Pajama Man lunchbox, and your mask. I will not spoil the difficult steps you must take to get said things, as each playthrough the items are in a different area, providing you replayability like there's no tomorrow.

In addition to all of this, the game comes at the price of only $6.99, an extremely low price for what you are earning in the end. I definitely recommend that you pick this game up, as there isn't another game like this with quite the content and replayability as this.

I rate this game 20/20 socks, a game to end all games.
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727 of 757 people (96%) found this review helpful
128 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 16, 2014
Absolute 10/10 would pick up socks again
thx mom luv u
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553 of 583 people (95%) found this review helpful
379 people found this review funny
Recommended
999.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2014
I was brought before the devil.. He peered at me with his glowing yellow eyes, echoing greed across the craven cavern. Or rather, I was cravenly, for I had been presented to Satan himself. But I held fast, knowing these might be my last words I may ever speak again.

"Let's make a deal, you son of a ♥♥♥♥♥."

The devil smirked, for he had made a million handshakes over a million deals, and this one would be no different. Men had cowardly traded their souls for greed, power, women. What would be the predictable request of this one?

"Speak."

I gulped, for gulping was quite the only appropriate response. Hesitantly, I returned fire.

"Half Life 3. You give me Half Life 3, and I give you my soul."

The lord of hellfire stroked his mangled beard. A proposition so ridiculous, there was certainly a string attached loosely, but a string Satan himself wanted to attach.

"Too easy. Your soul? Please. I have billions upon billions."

I recoiled, then fired back.

"Then what do you have in mind?

Satan once again gave his beard a tug, deep in thought. He carefully perused his mind for ideas, then rested upon one only he could conjure up. A nightmare so nightmarish that a nightmare would never hold a candle.

"You will get your Half Life. I will promise that. But you will do something for me."

"... Yes. Yes, what do you want?"

"You will play a game that few play, a jewel lost in the desert of Steam. You will make a pilgrimage. You will play Pajama Sam. You will be afraid of the dark that shrouds the outside, you will quiver and hide in terror."

I stumbled backwards, jumbling and fumbling, I could not comprehend his request. It was that of a villain, a villain who could be none other than the demon who guards the gates of Hell.

"Very well, and if I don't?"

"I will take your soul at this very moment, and that will be the end of it. You will never see Gordon Freeman wield a crowbar ever again."

"So what, I just play this stupid game and get Half Life 3?"

The devil smirked, for tricks and turns were his finely tuned speciality.

"No, it is not the mere act of playing, but the act of dedication, of concentration, of disassociated delusion."

I put my foot forward, taking part no more in his babbling.

"Enough riddles, demon. Explain what I must do."

A long pause seperated the two for what could have been an entire eternity.

"One thousand hours. You will play Pajama Sam for a thousand hours."

I think he wanted to break me. I knew he wanted to break me. But I had come this far, and I would not be beat.

"It's a deal,"

The fallen angel adopted an expression of absolute shock.

"Excuse me?"

I firmly restated my position.

"It's a deal, you son of a ♥♥♥♥♥. I will put in my time. I will conquer this game again, and again, and again, a thousand agains until the time count brings you to your knees."

"You're a fool."

"No. You see, I'm not afraid. I won't hide."

"You won't hide?"

"Not when it's dark outside."
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717 of 770 people (93%) found this review helpful
38 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 17, 2014
Amnesia. Slender. Outlast. Pajama Sam.

Don't play it alone.
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441 of 493 people (89%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 17, 2014
10/10 Would fight Darkness again
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211 of 229 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 17, 2014
I definitely reccommend this game to anyone who want to know how to make a game a classis. It's the Great Gatsby of point and click adventure games. Get this right now or else the future will be ruined.
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175 of 189 people (93%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2014
MAXIMUM NOSTALGIA OH MY GOODNESS.
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165 of 181 people (91%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 17, 2014
I played tic-tac-toe with a toaster in the park.

10/10
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210 of 248 people (85%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 17, 2014
420/10 best game N/A
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88 of 89 people (99%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 18, 2014
Survival Horror for 3 year olds.
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