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 ...
 Himself - Announcer (15 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Himself - Host (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
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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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Peter Tomarken, who hosted the original Press Your Luck, auditioned to host this version as well. He lost out to Todd Newton. See more »

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Remake of Press Your Luck (1983) See more »

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Fun game show
14 July 2006 | by (Fairfax, Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

First off, I must say that this is a fun game show. Also, I'm not sure if I've seen every episode. However, I do know the show very well. Every time I've watched it, I've had a lot of fun playing along and watch. When new episodes were being filmed, this made me long to be a contestant. The thing I liked most about it are the questions. Despite the fact that I don't know that many answers, I still have fun playing along. I hope the Game Show Network keeps it on so I can play along and watch again. If that happens, I will be really happy. Before I wrap this up, I'd like to say that I'll always remember this show in my memory forever. Now, in conclusion, I hope that you catch it one day before it goes off the air for good.


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