I came into this game excited, yet skeptical, as all video-game versions of this classic game show have not been good. I was pleasantly surprised!
The game opens like the opening of the real game show with a good announcer doing the show. There are 2 modes of play: You vs. the computer players or you vs. real players. The game is played entirely with the touch screen and L and R buttons (the latter, only when multiple players are playing.) You answer 4 questions just like in the real show, use spins on the big board, play another question round, then play the final board. You buzz in using a large red button on the touchpad. If multiple players are playing, the other two players use the L and R buttons. The game operates mostly like the real game show. If you buzz in to answer, you choose between 4 different answers. You don't have to write in an answer.
It keeps very close to the original show.
You get a Whammy! cartoon when you get a Whammy!.
Two modes of play.
I spun 'Big Bucks' once and it awarded me a trip worth $3000 when there was '$4000 + Spin' on the board.
You don't get to see the scores during the taking of spins, including the final scores when someone wins.
The monitors on the game board could have had better graphics, but maybe they do on the Wii version. This is DS.
No Peter Tomarken.
I haven't played enough to know how often questions repeat. I got a repeat Whammy! cartoon pretty quickly.
Overall, this is a game that I plan to own. The only other Press Your Luck game that I have played that was any good was the card game of it that I made myself. You can write me if you want to see what that looks like.
posted by CMG1980 (BALDWINSVILLE, NY) May 27, 2010
Member since May 2010
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I love this game. It brings back alot of childhood memories of when i watched "Press Your Luck". As you play you almost can't help but yell out, "No wammy, no wammy, STOP!!" The questions range from easy to hard. The wammys show up here just like the TV show. Although there are only a couple wammy cartoons. This game is just all around awsome. I just wish the game was longer. I totally recomend this game.