Whammy! The All New Press Your Luck (2002–2013)

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Remake of the classic 1983 game show, "Press Your Luck," where contestants gambled their winnings in an effort to avoid the Whammy.

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Gary Kroeger ...
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"Whammy!" was Game Show Network's true-to-the-original remake of the classic CBS game show, "Press Your Luck," and served as a companion to reruns of the classic series, which GSN began rerunning in 2001. Three contestants competed in this three-round game. Each contestant was spotted $1,000 to start the game. The first round was the Bonus Board, where contestants faced an 18-space oval-shaped PYL board containing cash amounts, the names of prizes and Whammy spaces (the latter explained later). One at a time, the contestants stopped a randomly-flashing cursor by pressing their signaling device (and usually the scream "STOP"). The contestant wins whatever appears in the lit space. He/she could then "freeze" with their winnings, or risk those winnings with increased odds they could hit a Whammy space (more such spaces were added as the contestant pressed his luck). If they hit a Whammy space, a humorous 3-D computer-animated sequence starring the Whammy, a hedgehog-like devil played and... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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The game with big bucks and whammies is back! Bigger, and better than ever! It's time to play, Whammy! The All New Press Your Luck!

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In the spring of 2003, a special episode aired as a tribute to the late Michael Larson, who won over $100,000 on Press Your Luck (1983) by memorizing the board's patterns. For this show, Larson's two opponents played against his brother James, and Peter Tomarken read the questions in the second round. James was the day's big winner. See more »

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Sorry Excuse of a remake
20 March 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

So they wanted to remake the classic game show Press Your Luck? When I heard about Whammy I was excited and couldn't wait to see what it was about. So I tuned in to see if I could relive my childhood in modern times. My reaction? AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!. The board isn't all that bad, but the rest of it has to go. Especially that Double Whammy (Or what ever they call it). Give me a break, if I wanted to see stuff dumped on someones head, I'd write TV Land and demand that they carry reruns of "You Can't Do That On Television" and Super Sloppy Double Dare!! Lets just keep the classic a classic and leave it at that!!!!!! There never will be another Press Your Luck.


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