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Classic Concentration question
« on: August 24, 2019, 04:30:21 PM »
Has the time allotted for the bonus round ever surpassed 60 seconds?
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Re: Classic Concentration question
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2019, 04:55:06 PM »
Has the time allotted for the bonus round ever surpassed 60 seconds?
Yes, a few times it did, as a toddler myself, there has been a time where the Car bonus round had a time of 80 seconds. Yeah, to get the 80 second end game, the creator of the rebus puzzle should be making a puzzle that could be solved within in the first 2 or 3 solve attempts or else it could be a lot of editing if the viewers are staring at the same rebus for a long period.

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Re: Classic Concentration question
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2019, 10:16:03 PM »
I definitely recall it going as high as 80 at least once. 

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Re: Classic Concentration question
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2019, 06:52:54 PM »
I definitely recall it going as high as 80 at least once.

I suspect that was an extreme rarity ... but if you get rattled or lose track i can see how it was easy to start going in circles, calling the same number pairs two and three times in a row.

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Re: Classic Concentration question
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2019, 02:11:48 PM »
This probably happened after a run of multiple champions being defeated, and there's an obvious tendency for first-time champs to struggle at the bonus round if you've been watching. Remember that it couldn't go any higher than 60 in the final portion of the run, where the base time was reset to 35 after any champion was retired or defeated, so at least there was a reasonable limit, even if it meant a budgetary cutback in the second "2 Strikes" format. I'm not sure, but did the 80 happen shortly before that rule change?
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Re: Classic Concentration question
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2019, 01:51:21 PM »
FWIW, the 80 second bonus round (or one of them) aired today on Buzzr. After 9 unsuccessful attempts, a contestant named Madrid won a Chevrolet Spectrum worth $9,000+.

Funnily enough, he completed the task in under 40 seconds, so it puzzles me why it took so long, but my theory is that for the longest time he forgot to pick up matches of cars he had seen earlier, and those caused him to keep going in circles.
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Re: Classic Concentration question
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2019, 07:14:03 PM »
FWIW, the 80 second bonus round (or one of them) aired today on Buzzr. After 9 unsuccessful attempts, a contestant named Madrid won a Chevrolet Spectrum worth $9,000+.

Funnily enough, he completed the task in under 40 seconds, so it puzzles me why it took so long, but my theory is that for the longest time he forgot to pick up matches of cars he had seen earlier, and those caused him to keep going in circles.

That, or he focused, maybe took those bits of advice Alex sometimes handed out after an unsuccessful playing, took a deep breath, relaxed ... and lo and behold, he won.

But are you sure it was the contestant named Madrid who lost nine consecutive attempts before finally winning, or was it multiple contestants who failed the task? Sorry, but I'm a bit confused.

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Re: Classic Concentration question
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2019, 07:51:11 PM »
Well, it wasn't entirely his doing. I'm not crystal clear on facts, but to the best of my memory, he failed about five or six times. The first few attempts were from other players, and I know for sure one other contestant missed when the timer was at 60 or 65 seconds. Madrid was brought back after his opponent solved the rebus because it was an interrupted match. A few matches later, he won the car.

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