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Your TPIR wishes for 2019
« on: December 31, 2018, 05:08:55 PM »
So we're in the final hours of 2018. In my opinion, it's been a bad, dare I say dismal, year for TPIR. I ask you, what would you like to see on TPIR in 2019? I'd like more wins on High Stakes Plinko and more appearances of Ten Chances.

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Re: Your TPIR wishes for 2019
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2018, 06:48:34 PM »
How about not having all of these extravagant incarnations of Plinko.  It has been a fan favorite for years and really doesn't need to have a high-stakes version every other time the producers would like to create a special show.  More appearances of Ten Chances would be great...more appearances of just about all the underplayed games really.

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Re: Your TPIR wishes for 2019
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2018, 08:13:04 PM »
Drew tweeted earlier today about how frustrating it was to never see Big Money Plinko amount to anything exciting. Each time they offer a massive prize, next to nothing is won. And players with Plinko shirts never end up playing Plinko.

(Funnily enough, in the same thread, he mentioned if he could play any game, it would be Pay the Rent. Not that I would disagree, I'd be ecstatic to see Pay the Rent come up if I were to make it on stage. Easiest $10,000 I could ever make.)

I'd like to see more new quickies introduced. Gridlock and Hot Seat have shown a great deal of imagination with their set design, and I'd like to see that applied to simpler concepts we'd see more frequently.

In my opinion, it's been a bad, dare I say dismal, year for TPIR.

Strong disagree there--it's been as much fun as it's ever been. This was the year where I finally began watching semi-regularly again instead of once-in-a-while (although my schedule had a lot to do with that). Drew's better than ever, I'm seeing memorable moments every week, got to attend my first tapings and experience the magic firsthand--it's still the gold standard for game shows.
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Re: Your TPIR wishes for 2019
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2018, 08:29:48 PM »
They need to bring back a few classics like Penny Ante, Super Saver, etc., Also play some of the games they dont play more regularly. Stop playing these hyped up Plinkos and Punch A Bunch cuz they are never won!!

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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2018, 10:53:34 PM »
Stop with the Plinko playings for a huge top prize. I think I'd rather they do something as a gimmick that would make a $50,000 win more likely, such as allowing the contestant to replace any slot on the board with another $10,000 slot for every chip they win. So at least then there'd be a win, with an asterisk of course.

Also, fix the new 3 Strikes. So far with the new hopper Drew's had to play policeman with preventing contestants from putting strike ball back in the hopper and he's had some trouble seeing the number on the ball when the contestant holds it. If they have to go back to the old bag and chips so be it.

Finally, make Stack the Deck a little more winnable by giving contestants a free number to eliminate before the pricing portion.


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Re: Your TPIR wishes for 2019
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2019, 03:49:04 AM »
Stop playing these hyped up Plinkos and Punch A Bunch cuz they are never won!!

In the case of Plinko, not one chip on these inflated versions has hit the middle portion once-- we are on a long 0fer in that department! I mean, if they're going to make an inflated gimmick Plinko, it ought to have some excitement by having at least one chip get in the middle!

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Re: Your TPIR wishes for 2019
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2019, 04:00:32 AM »
In the case of Plinko, not one chip on these inflated versions has hit the middle portion once-- we are on a long 0fer in that department! I mean, if they're going to make an inflated gimmick Plinko, it ought to have some excitement by having at least one chip get in the middle!

We've actually had at least 2 successful inflations of Plinko: $30,000 slot on October 10, 2016 (celebrating CBS being #1 for 30 years) and $35,000 slot last season when they first celebrated Plinko's 35th anniversary

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Re: Your TPIR wishes for 2019
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2019, 06:40:34 AM »
We've actually had at least 2 successful inflations of Plinko: $30,000 slot on October 10, 2016 (celebrating CBS being #1 for 30 years) and $35,000 slot last season when they first celebrated Plinko's 35th anniversary

Did not realize that-- those were quite a time back! Of course, since then, we've been 0fer.

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Re: Your TPIR wishes for 2019
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2019, 01:50:20 PM »
1.Reinstatement of Penny Ante, Buy or Sell, and $uper $aver.  I know More or Less is similar to Buy or Sell, but I liked the aspect of keeping any cash you had in the bank at the end of the game if you won.
2.Redesigning the 3 Strikes Bag.
3.Retiring Dice Game and That's Too Much!  These games both must have the lowest win/loss percentages of any active game.  If I were a contestant, I'd rather draw Bullseye '72 than either of these.
4.Retiring Pick-A-Number.  Watching a test pattern gets higher ratings than this game in my eyes.
5.More Ten Chances, Check Game, and Make Your Move. 
 

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Re: Your TPIR wishes for 2019
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2019, 01:53:54 PM »
They need to bring back a few classics like Penny Ante, Super Saver, etc., Also play some of the games they dont play more regularly. Stop playing these hyped up Plinkos and Punch A Bunch cuz they are never won!!
What's the closest Plinko has ever been to having the max prize won?  I recall a playing in early 1991 (one of the last playings with the original color scheme) when a player hit the big money slot (then $5,000) 4 times and the $1,000 slot with the fifth chip.

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Re: Your TPIR wishes for 2019
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2019, 02:05:36 PM »
What's the closest Plinko has ever been to having the max prize won?  I recall a playing in early 1991 (one of the last playings with the original color scheme) when a player hit the big money slot (then $5,000) 4 times and the $1,000 slot with the fifth chip.
That's the record.

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Re: Your TPIR wishes for 2019
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2019, 02:15:55 PM »
Iíll submit my PIR wish again here (since you asked :) ), and itís the same one Iíve had for years. Iíd love to see 10 Chances played for a $51K - $98K auto.

Happy New Year everyone.

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Re: Your TPIR wishes for 2019
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2019, 03:12:42 PM »
3.Retiring Dice Game and That's Too Much!  These games both must have the lowest win/loss percentages of any active game.  If I were a contestant, I'd rather draw Bullseye '72 than either of these.
Dice Game and That's Too Much! aren't won more often than Stack the Deck or Checkout?

Since this is a "wish list," here's mine: have a "retro" game, which is just a large monitor on which an older game (e.g. Mystery Price, or Super Saver, or Bump) can be played.

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Re: Your TPIR wishes for 2019
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2019, 03:38:36 PM »
3.Retiring Dice Game and That's Too Much!  These games both must have the lowest win/loss percentages of any active game.  If I were a contestant, I'd rather draw Bullseye '72 than either of these.
Actually, Dice Game is nowhere close to worst win rate.

Out of all the active car games, here's what the numbers look like (from tpirstats.com, from Seasons 29-46 combined), in best-to-worst order...

Hole in One - 96-51 - 0.6531
Gridlock! - 8-7 - 0.5333
Dice Game - 179-184 - 0.4931
Ten Chances - 77-85 - 0.4753
Spelling Bee - 73-83 - 0.4679
Pocket Change - 79-91 - 0.4647
Money Game - 244-292 - 0.4552
Line 'em Up - 90-113 - 0.4433
Let 'em Roll - 99-128 - 0.4361
Master Key - 58-88 - 0.3973
One Away - 149-227 - 0.3963
Card Game - 92-151 - 0.3786
Any Number - 166-285 - 0.3681
Five Price Tags - 65-114 - 0.3631
Rat Race - 34-63 - 0.3505
Cover Up - 145-292 - 0.3318
3 Strikes - 27-64 - 0.2967
Lucky Seven - 152-365 - 0.2940
Pass the Buck - 63-167 - 0.2739
Pathfinder - 54-170 - 0.2411
That's Too Mych! - 111-355 - 0.2382
Switcheroo - 36-134 - 0.2118
More or Less - 25-110 - 0.1852
Golden Road - 16-76 - 0.1739
Stack the Deck - 25-130 - 0.1613
Triple Play - 13-70 - 0.1566
Temptation - 20-145 - 0.1212
Gas Money - 12-118 - 0.0923

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Re: Your TPIR wishes for 2019
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2019, 04:13:11 PM »
Since this is a "wish list," here's mine: have a "retro" game, which is just a large monitor on which an older game (e.g. Mystery Price, or Super Saver, or Bump) can be played.

Those games werenít charming and memorable just because of their gameplay, but because of other intangibles in their set or presentation that couldnít be replicated on a monitor. Super Saver had the cool board with the trilons, Bump had the models winding up and the props actually flying around, and Mystery Price... never really was able to figure out how to be uniquely charming.

Itíd be like bringing back Penny Ante without its set. Nobody misses Penny Ante because of its gameplay. Its gameplay was lame. What made it so memorable was the inventive camerawork, the wubba, the chase lights, the giant penniesóthe whole shebang. If they canít make a hypothetical Penny Ante set thatís at least as cool as the original, Iím fine with it staying retired.

3.Retiring...That's Too Much!  These games both must have the lowest win/loss percentages of any active game.  If I were a contestant, I'd rather draw Bullseye '72 than either of these.
4.Retiring Pick-A-Number.  Watching a test pattern gets higher ratings than this game in my eyes.

Thatís Too Much exists to be a quick car game, and its retirement would mean more Gridlock/evil L7 setups/quickies played for cars. I wouldnít want to play it either, but it serves a needed purpose.

Same for Pick-A-Number, though I donít think we need to see it as frequently as we do.
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