The opening sequence teases you with four different abilities, including one that transforms Max into different objects like a bazooka, but players only end up only using two powers for the rest of the game. The future vision glasses get the most action, but there are many creative uses for the teleporter.
There's no doubt that Max will be adding to his arsenal of abilities in future episodes. The Sam & Max experience is generally short and sweet, and The Penal Zone is a great start leading up to the next chapter. -