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Whammy! The All New Press Your Luck 

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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Series cast summary:
Gary Kroeger ...  Himself - Announcer 68 episodes, 2002-2003
Todd Newton ...  Himself - Host 67 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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Family | Game-Show

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TV-G
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Official Sites:

Game Show Network

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 2002 (USA) See more »

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Whammy! See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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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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Remake of Press Your Luck (1983) See more »

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Todd Newton & Whammy are cool!
16 July 2002 | by I_Love_Janelle_BB6See all my reviews

This is the coolest gane show in the world! Anyone who think Whammy! isn't a good game show, think again and change your mind. Todd makes the coolest game shows. No game shows can beat this game show. I also like the original Press Your Luck. Both Peter and Todd are good game show hosts of Press Your Luck.


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