A team of six strangers enter The Crystal Maze. These contestants are led through four themed zones by the eccentric host. Within each zone are a number of rooms, each containing some kind of game, puzzle, challenge or test. The team must choose one of their members to take on a challenge selected by the host. If they succeed they win a time crystal, if they fail they either leave empty handed or are locked in the room - requiring the team to expend a crystal to buy them out. Each time crystal is worth 5 seconds in the grand finale in which the contestants enter the Crystal Dome. There they get exactly as much time as they have won to gather as many gold colored foil tickets and as few silver ones as possible. But the tickets are being blown around inside the dome by huge fans.
Did You Know?
The Ocean Zone replaced the arguably dull and gray Industrial Zone after the end of series 3. Richard O'Brien only presented one series with Ocean, the ship was said to be "wrecked", lying underwater in a giant air bubble but was seen in pristine condition with shiny maple wood-panels intact. In the final two series with Tudor-Pole, the zone became much more dark, dank and damp and with shoddy furniture lying around and seaweed strewn in some parts of the zone. See more
In one episode of series 4 a female contestant fell into the Aztec river while trying to get out of the row-boat and luckily escaped injury. See more
You've gotta get your skates on.
Version of Fort Boyard
Composed by Zack Laurence
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