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Offline Muon Duc Huy

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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #255 on: July 16, 2019, 08:07:54 AM »
The Vietnamese version of Make Your Move seems to be the most familiar to the US version. The game title is hard to read though. Love the Australia ones since they allowed players to win a prize that matched, even if all three did not match, as well as the good design that wouldn't be a bad upgrade for our current version.

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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #256 on: July 18, 2019, 08:43:34 AM »
I founded some pictures of the Vietnamese pricing games that brosa0 missed:
Golden Road 2010: [/https://drive.google.com/open?id=16PlwEIRQ2f9h1lbyA3epUdpigtLhcowK][//https://drive.google.com/open?id=16PlwEIRQ2f9h1lbyA3epUdpigtLhcowK]
Grocery Game 2019: [https://drive.google.com/open?id=15LtJwKJhekgHoBTO4ObUaUtGG4iqndJT][/https://drive.google.com/open?id=15LtJwKJhekgHoBTO4ObUaUtGG4iqndJT]
Race Game 2010: [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1O_Ok-e4kVGMHkc7ImG71A-SnXmbQFDH-][/https://drive.google.com/open?id=1O_Ok-e4kVGMHkc7ImG71A-SnXmbQFDH-]
Shell Game 2019: [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1KPPqwcGEatcV1M9tquTiguceZkOzGYxw][/https://drive.google.com/open?id=1KPPqwcGEatcV1M9tquTiguceZkOzGYxw]

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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #257 on: July 18, 2019, 11:47:40 AM »
Balance Game: Columbia's is similar to our's just on a smaller scale. Thailand is like our's but with blue instead of purple. That blue floor in the Columbia makes it look like they're in water.

Check Game: Both looks here are pretty nice, really ahead of the times looking compared to the original set of our version. Interesting that Spain felt the need to have a giant arrow pointing to the check. Also interesting how Italy and Spain felt the need to upgrade the sets every few years for this and some other games while in the US most of our pricing games go decades without set changes.

Gas Money: Not that I would want our set to do this but I like the setup the Argentina set has with the readout on a monitor on the side. The Mexico set isn't bad but a little too simplistic.

Magic #: Australia and Germany basically copied ours while Italy went more simple. I wonder why they made the readout so much smaller in the second set, the only thing better about it is the numbers stand out more.

Make Your Move: Very interesting mix. I like the Australia 90s set the most, I prefer our version's color scheme but this one is quite sleek also. The 03 set seems like they wanted to make it their own but not drastically change it. Italy's version looks more like the retired game Bump we had. Russia's numbers are much too small.



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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #258 on: July 18, 2019, 01:10:07 PM »
...Columbia...

It's Colombia, not Columbia. Sorry if this is picky, it's just I have multiple friends from Colombia and I've been there, and as you can imagine, they prefer to have their country spelled correctly  :-).

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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #259 on: July 18, 2019, 01:17:05 PM »
Here's a correctly-coded version of what Muon Duc Huy was attempting to post:

Golden Road 2010
Grocery Game 2019
Race Game 2010
Shell Game 2019

I was going to just edit them into his post, but apparently, even a site admin can't add hyperlinks for a new member.
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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #260 on: July 18, 2019, 01:51:08 PM »
Balance Game:
     -I like the Mexican one. It looks very sophisticated.

Check Game:
     -I like the colors for the Italian 1992 set, and I love that there's lots of open space on Italy '99.

Gas Money:
     -Yeah, the Mexican one just looks way too busy. Hard to follow the colord and overall design.

Magic #:
     -I really like that the Aussie set has the space background. It fits really well.

Make Your Move:
     -As always, I can't make any sense of the Netherlands 2000 prop. I do like the one from 2012, though.
     -I really like the overall design of Spain '99.

Brosa, I have a suggestion: Since it appears that we're ending our journey soon, as it appears that most of the games have been covered, could you put together a collage of the many Big Wheels, as a follow up to the pricing games? I'd really love to see it!  :-)
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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #261 on: July 18, 2019, 03:41:35 PM »
It's Colombia, not Columbia. Sorry if this is picky, it's just I have multiple friends from Colombia and I've been there, and as you can imagine, they prefer to have their country spelled correctly  :-).
I apologize, I typed it fairly quickly because I was running low on battery and didn't look back at the spelling.

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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #262 on: July 18, 2019, 06:53:46 PM »
Brosa, I have a suggestion: Since it appears that we're ending our journey soon, as it appears that most of the games have been covered, could you put together a collage of the many Big Wheels, as a follow up to the pricing games? I'd really love to see it!  :-)

That was my intention, as I've collected screenshots of most of the big wheels and contestant's rows as I've gone along for that purpose.   I've also got screenshots of most of the games that are unique to international series and weren't played in the US to post too.  I might also do showcase rounds but will need to go back and find more of them as I didn't make a point of saving a lot of them.

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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #263 on: July 20, 2019, 06:11:13 PM »
Thailand's Balance Game is how I imagine a repaint of the US game in recent seasons would've looked like, in line with the solid blue/yellow adopted for other refurbished games like 10 Chances and Most Expensive. 

It's worth noting that Spain's Check Game range values decreased between refurbishments.

I always loved the 'stars' in Australia's Magic Number set, but I never liked the name of the game just hanging there below the display.

I never liked the narrow font used on Australia's Make Your Move prize sliders either.  France's Make Your Move is one of my favourite international game sets, even if the theme is a little random.

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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #264 on: July 20, 2019, 07:40:08 PM »
It's In The Bag:
https://imgur.com/MKsrrpk

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Phone Home Game:
https://imgur.com/QVD5mtb

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Bump:
https://imgur.com/b1HjShc

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Triple Play:
https://imgur.com/ERk3FHV

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Walk Of Fame:
https://imgur.com/6vW90FA

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Swap Meet:
https://imgur.com/Jn9mrXe

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That's Too Much:
https://imgur.com/Rk4EaKg

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Double Digits:
https://imgur.com/B19p9NE

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This game was also listed as "Le Gratte Gratte" online but it's hard to say how it works as Double Digits without being able to see a video of it:

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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #265 on: July 23, 2019, 11:16:33 PM »
It's in the Bag: I see Australia's only uses four bags-- are there still 6 GPs or do they use 5? These sets pretty much just look like cheaper versions of ours with some having odd patterns or color combinations.

Phone Home Game: Interesting that France and Italy kept playing it in the 90s and even into the 2000s for France. I like how France updated the phone to reflect the phone style for the time.

Bump: Very nice looking set.

France just about copies our Swap Meet set but then totally does their own thing by using a railroad handcar for That's Too Much. Very interesting.


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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #266 on: July 24, 2019, 01:56:57 PM »
It's in the Bag: I see Australia's only uses four bags-- are there still 6 GPs or do they use 5?

I'm not going to directly address your question, but it's worth pointing out that in Australia, It's in the Bag wasn't a cash game -- you simply won a prize package if you got everything right.

France just about copies our Swap Meet set but then totally does their own thing by using a railroad handcar for That's Too Much. Very interesting.

Not so interesting, really -- those are two different versions of the show.
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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #267 on: July 25, 2019, 01:27:49 AM »
Also, I'd be interested to see how many other versions played Plinko like the UK did--where after accumulating cash, they must decide to either keep it or risk it on one last chip for a bonus prize (with the slots changed over to alternating WIN/LOSS).

I wish our version would. Especially that they would have at least considered it for that Plinko Day episode.

That was my intention, as I've collected screenshots of most of the big wheels and contestant's rows as I've gone along for that purpose.   I've also got screenshots of most of the games that are unique to international series and weren't played in the US to post too.

Dumb question, but does that also include what some versions may have used in lieu of the Big Wheel? I know the UK Leslie Crowther era used two special Showcase Showdown games when it was forced to give up the wheel. One was the closest that version had to Grocery Game; the other was somewhat reminiscent of The Price Was Right.

Phone Home Game: Interesting that France and Italy kept playing it in the 90s and even into the 2000s for France.

On a somewhat related note, if I'm remembering my dates right the UK Crowther's "Escalator" did (briefly) coexist with our Walk of Fame, but Italy's "Star" came about a decade and a half after Walk of Fame was gone over here.

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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #268 on: July 28, 2019, 01:13:02 AM »
I've saved one of the most-adapted games for last: Cliff Hangers.  Below that is a montage of many of the mountain climbers, as well as a montage of the amazing themes that the French 2010-2015 series used.

Cliff Hangers:
https://imgur.com/XCwhDSW

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Cliff Hangers - Mountain Climbers:
https://imgur.com/Jj54Ttk

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Cliff Hangers - French series themes:
https://imgur.com/bhLqy5w

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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #269 on: July 28, 2019, 11:11:04 AM »
The 2003 Thailand looks really cheap to me. Does anyone has information of this version other than a single video?
Interesting that France adopted amazing themes in the 2010s. If the game was brought to Vietnam it would have something resembled the Vietnamese mountains like Hoàng Liên Sơn or something like that.