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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"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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Great remake of a classic
20 April 2002 | by (Eldridge, Iowa) – See all my reviews

Alright, some people apparently believe "Whammy!" should be a carbon-copy remake of the original "Press Your Luck." I disagree. For instance, what would have happened had "The Price is Right" -- when it returned to TV in 1972 after a seven-year absence -- returned in an identical format as the original?

"Whammy!" adds some exciting twists and turns to the original game. In round one, you can keep spinning as long as you avoid hitting the Whammy, with the understanding there's increased odds in hitting the ol' red hedgehog! And yes, that 3-D computer-animated Whammy cartoons are quite funny. The questions are what you'd expect -- pop culture, basic general knowledge and surveys, but no worse than the original PYL. And the final round is just like the original (though there's fewer "plus one spin" spaces because of more chances to earn spins in the question round). The only disappointment is seeing your favorite contestant get four Whammys (and thus be eliminated from the game). Sure, the merchandise prizes are somewhat chintzy, but there's the traditional fare of trips and cruises, furniture and appliances that's decent enough.

I saw "Whammy" once or twice, and I think its rather promising. Plus, I've seen Todd Newton host before, and he did a great job on "Hollywood Showdown." He is a promising new host, and should help give "Whammy!" its own charm.


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