|Pajama Sam 2: Thunder and Lightning Aren't So Frightening|
Nimbus Games Inc (iOS)
|Release Date(s)||May 19, 1998
|Platform(s)||Windows 3.1 - Windows XP|
System 7 - Mac OS 9.2.2
iOS 3.0 - 5.1.1
|Input device(s)||Keyboard and Mouse|
Pajama Sam 2: Thunder and Lightning Aren't So Frightening is a "point-&-click" adventure game in the Pajama Sam series developed by Humongous Entertainment in 1998. It is the second Pajama Sam game where Pajama Sam is voiced by Pamela Segall and is one of the last Humongous games to support 16-bit machines.
- In the UK Dub, Captain Gelatin is named Captain Jelly.
- While in the bathroom, there can be an Easter egg found if you press the up, left and right keys while clicking on the toilet.
- In the demo, the Save/Load icon is not used.
At the start of the game, the player will find Sam on his couch watching Pajama Man, eating Pajama Man cereal and putting together a puzzle. Outside it is pouring rain. All of a sudden, a huge bolt of lightning flashes outside the window and frightens Sam after he scatters all the puzzle pieces. Fed up with all of the rain, Sam must find his cape somewhere in his living room, go upstairs to his attic door, and finally climb up into it. Upon entry, a world on top of the clouds is revealed. It consists of the World Wide Weather corporate headquarters and weather factory, along with a sidewalk and multiple terraces around it. Sam has to go down into one of the terraces, grab a crowbar, run to a loading dock and get in a crate. A forklift will come shortly after, wheel him into another terrace, this time with a glass table, chairs, and a nametag. Sam has to collect the nametag (which acts like a corporate swipecard), walk in to the lobby, swipe the card through a slot (which will subsequently eat it) and walk into the control room where Thunder and Lightning are controlling the weather. Lightning will do a double take over her shoulder and freak out. Thunder consoles her by saying "He's only a child" and asks Sam what he is doing. Sam tries to be intimidating and replies by saying that he came to defeat thunder and lightning, but trips over his cape in the process, landing on a giant red button on the control panel, causing four vital parts to break:
- The Snowflake Inspector (of the snow machine)
- Y-Pipe (of the rain machine)
- Wingnut (of the sun machine)
- Velocimomometer (of the wind machine)
After fixing the third weather machine, Sam will get the news that Mother Nature, the head of World Wide Weather, is arriving to assess the damage. After the final machine is fixed, Sam will be called to the control panel where Mother Nature is about to arrive. Upon arrival, Mother Nature almost sees the monitors showing various disasters happening because of the mixed-up weather, but Lightning tries to stall her by showing her slides from her vacation to Cleveland and covering up the monitors with her body. When Mother Nature finally looks at the weather monitors, everything is back to normal. Mother Nature questions on who Sam is and Thunder and Lightning claim he is their "handyman", who was doing routine checks on the machines. After Mother Nature leaves, Thunder and Lightning teach Sam how to control the various machines that would be used during a thunderstorm. As Lightning tells Sam what controls the volume of the thunder, Sam turns it up all the way, then lightning strikes, and the credits roll.
- Automated Snowflake Inspector (voiced by Ken Boynton)
- Captain Gelatin
- Dust Devil (voiced by John Holyoke)
- Hero Sandwich
- Lightning (voiced by Kathryn Luster)
- Mother Nature (voiced by Ken Boynton)
- Pajama Man
- Pajama Sam (voiced by Pamela Segall)
- Thunder (voiced by Demene Hall)
- Velocimomometer (voiced by Mary Jo O'Donnell)
- Wingnut (voiced by Rick May)
- Y-Pipe (voiced by Mike Madeoy)
- Andrew Glimmer (voiced by Mike Shapiro)
- Bernie Applebaum (voiced by Ken Boynton)
- Bill Gate
- Brad Carpenter (voiced by Dex Manly)
- Carrot (voiced by David Scully)
- Chairman of the Board (voiced by Matt Riedy)
- Courtesy Phone
- Foster Boondoggle
- George Someone
- Jersey Langston III (voiced by Rick May)
- Larch, Birch and Splinter
- Pete (mentioned)
- Pot of Gold (voiced by Jay Hopper)
- Rhoda Dendron (voiced by Shelley Reynolds)
- Rudy Beagle
- Sheila Zywicki (voiced by Shelley Reynolds)
- Snowflake Inspector Detector (voiced by Ken Boynton)
- Street Cleaning Bar (voiced by Bill Trukile)
- Trash Can (voiced by Ross Douglas)
- Apple Core
- Can of Earthquake
- Can of Sunshine
- Cheese Giblets
- Crank Handle
- Employee of the Month Award
- Hard Hat
- ID Card
- Key to Executive Washroom
- Locker Combination (Birthday)
- Potting Soil
- Rubber Band
- Snowflake Inspector Detector
- Supply Form
Pajama Sam 2: Thunder and Lightning Aren't So Frightening contains eight mini-games that provide loads of entertainment all by themselves. While playing the mini-games isn't always necessary to finish the game. They are a lot of fun, so give them a try!
- Employee Quiz
- Flaker Maker
- Grate Drain Maze
- Pajama Man Puzzle
- Rooftop Telescope
- Shipping and Receiving Computer
- Test Room
- Weather Board
- Arcade Level
Each missing part has two possible locations.
- Wingnut: He can be in the drain in the Sun Machine or in the water tank.
- Velo: She can be in the pipe in the basement or in the executive washroom.
- Y-Pipe: He can be in the vending machine or in Foster Boondoggle's locker
- Snowflake Inspector: He can be hiding from the Snow Machine employees or on the roof.
There are a total of eight paths. But the number of possible games is pretty complicated to figure out. The number allowed by the game setup is six. But the total number of games that work can be calculated as follows (the main consideration being that Sam cannot get both cheese giblets and Y-Pipe from the vending machine):
- If Wingnut is in the drain, there are six possible games (since each other part can technically be in either of its two locations).
- If Wingnut is in the tank, there are four possible games (Velo and the Inspector can be in either of their locations - Y-Pipe must be in the locker).
Thus, there are a total of ten possible games that work. Only six are actually used.
- After Sam fixes the wind machine, the background of him is blue without lines and not gray with them.
- After Sam fixes the snow machine as the last one, Mother Nature says, "Now if you'll excuse me, I've got to get to the Alps."
- After Sam fixes the wind machine as the last one, Mother Nature says, "Now if you'll excuse me, I'm needed in Acapulco."
- After Sam fixes the rain machine as the last one, Mother Nature says, "Now if you'll excuse me, I'm needed in Acapulco."