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A five-person team, headed by a captain and determined by a random sweepstakes drawing, must work their way up the Tower of Greed to a jackpot of $2,000,000. The catch: during the course of the game, each team member has the chance to eliminate another member and take their cash by challenging them to a one-question showdown known as "The Terminator." Written by
"Greed" is definitely one of the best game shows ever to air on television. The music and set for the show create a perfect, tense atmosphere. Chuck Woolery is a great host. The best part of the show is when he takes out giant wads of cash and offers them to the players.
The game play of "Greed" consists of a team of five people (a sixth player is eliminated before the actual game begins) trying to answer questions worth increasing amounts of money. After each question, the team captain can decide to quit and keep the money that the team has earned. The money is split equally between the players. However, once the questions become worth $200,000, between every question a terminator round occurs and players have a chance to eliminate another player by answering a question first. The terminator randomly selects a player, who then either selects the player that he wants to eliminate or chooses to not eliminate anybody. Chuck Woolery hands a challenging player $10,000 automatically. The winner gets the loser's share of the money.
"Greed" offers more money than just about any other game show, but as a rarity, the money is extremely hard to earn. Once the team reaches $200,000, each question has four correct answers out of 4-8 choices. Most of the questions are nearly impossible, and the teams need a lot of luck to get them right. On one episode, one person won $10,000 from a terminator attempt and nobody else won anything at all. Most teams lose once they reach $200,000, so the game gets really exciting when a team gets to a $500,000 question.
Overall, "Greed" is an entertaining, well-made show. Players can earn a lot of money (it should be noted that, if the team stops after the first question, then each player gets $5,000, the same amount that the winning two people on Supermarket Sweep get to share) but must answer super hard questions. Any fan of game shows should make sure to watch "Greed"
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