A game show where contestents answer trivia questions and then have to gamble their winnings on a randomly flashing game board.
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1986   1985   1984   1983  
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Peter Tomarken ...
 Himself - Host / ... (762 episodes, 1983-1986)
Rod Roddy ...
 Himself - Announcer (735 episodes, 1983-1986)
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Three contestants one a returning champion competed in this game of strategy. The game consisted of two rounds, each with two parts. In the first part of each round, host Tomarken read a toss-up question; the first to signal is given a chance to answer. That response, plus two other possible answers are then listed, with the other two contestant then given a chance to choose from the three listed answers. A correct answer earned the first contestant three spins and his/her opponents one spin each. Four such questions were played; the players used the spins to accumulate cash and prizes on an 18-space board. One contestant at a time is in control of the board; he/she stopped a randomly-flashing cursor by pressing his signal device (and usually the scream "STOP!"). The contestant wins whatever appears in the lit space a cash amount, a prize, perhaps an extra spin or other action space ... or it could be a Whammy, which caused the contestant to lose all he/she had accumulated in that ... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Today, these 3 players are after high stakes! But they'll have to avoid the whammy, as they play the most exciting game of their lives! From Television City in Hollywood, it's time to Press Your Luck!

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Trivia

In both rounds, everytime a player landed on a prize, a new prize was put on the board in its place, after it was announced only after it had been claimed. See more »

Quotes

[after a letter falls of a sign in front on the contestant lecturn]
Peter Tomarken: Have we been renewed? This would never happen to Bob Barker.
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Connections

Referenced in King of the Nerds: Enginerds (2013) See more »

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Main Theme
(1983-1986)
by Lee Ringuette for Score Productions
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ADDICTIVE!!!!!!!!
29 April 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I just got the game show network 6 days ago. I was flipping around the television at about 9:30 pm(3:30 pm EST) and I saw an episode of "WHAMMY! THE ALL NEW 'PRESS YOUR LUCK'". I enjoyed the little whammy running about and taking people's money. The next day I saw an episode of the original "PRESS YOUR LUCK". I liked it even better than "WHAMMY!". I now find myself taping it and watching it when I get home. It's addictive.


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