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Lost Elements of Games You Miss
« on: September 01, 2019, 05:03:56 PM »
Personally, one bygone element of a game I miss is the blue windows in Bonus Game.

What bygone elements of games do you miss.
Adjustments that should be made to pricing games to make them fairer: Secret X: Add a 3rd SP so that perfect pricing ensures a win. 1/2 Off: Add a 4th set of SPs so that perfect pricing ensures a win. Master Key: Add 2 more SPs so that perfect pricing ensures a win. Rat Race: Add 2 more SPs so that perfect pricing ensures a win.

The following pricing games should be retired because there's no way or no easy way to make them fair: Spelling Bee, Plinko, Punch a Bunch, Pass the Buck, Let em Roll.

The following retired pricing games should be revived: $uper $aver, Give or Keep, Buy or Sell, Hurdles, Bump, Penny Ante, Credit Card, On the Spot, Split Decision, Add em Up, Walk of Fame, Barker's Markers.

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Re: Lost Elements of Games You Miss
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2019, 06:40:41 PM »
The old clock in Clock Game.
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Re: Lost Elements of Games You Miss
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2019, 07:09:02 PM »
When you actually covered up numbers in Cover Up and not random crap.

When props actually used mechanical parts and displays instead of boring monitors.

When games like Plinko and Let 'em Roll were set up properly so contestants always had the maximum chance of winning (or, in Plinko's case, a chance to actually win the top advertised prize).
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Re: Lost Elements of Games You Miss
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2019, 07:20:42 PM »
When we didn't have to listen to "do you want to say hi to anyone?" six times a day.

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Re: Lost Elements of Games You Miss
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2019, 07:25:55 PM »
The big trip skins.

The old Bullseye pull cards.

Seeing members of the production staff on camera occasionally (Roger? When was the last time that happened?)

When a perfect Shell Game playing didnít feel like a loss because the player didnít pick the ball.

The original Gas Money rules.
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Re: Lost Elements of Games You Miss
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2019, 07:27:14 PM »
When we didn't have to listen to "do you want to say hi to anyone?" six times a day.

Totally agree with this 1!

The more time that's gone by the more I've agreed with CU's  view here about Cover Up. I actually recently watched a few Bob Barker era playings of Cover Up on YouTube and somehow the wrong numbers felt more natural to the game than the pitcures.

I also miss the orange and purple showcase podiums. Maybe that's just a what I grew up with bias, but I long associate purple and orange with the showcases and I miss the purple and orange showcase podiums.

I also miss the models rolling out Hi Lo.
Adjustments that should be made to pricing games to make them fairer: Secret X: Add a 3rd SP so that perfect pricing ensures a win. 1/2 Off: Add a 4th set of SPs so that perfect pricing ensures a win. Master Key: Add 2 more SPs so that perfect pricing ensures a win. Rat Race: Add 2 more SPs so that perfect pricing ensures a win.

The following pricing games should be retired because there's no way or no easy way to make them fair: Spelling Bee, Plinko, Punch a Bunch, Pass the Buck, Let em Roll.

The following retired pricing games should be revived: $uper $aver, Give or Keep, Buy or Sell, Hurdles, Bump, Penny Ante, Credit Card, On the Spot, Split Decision, Add em Up, Walk of Fame, Barker's Markers.

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Re: Lost Elements of Games You Miss
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2019, 09:09:36 PM »
Let's see, in no particular order:

Bonus Game having blue windows
The classic green Clock Game board
Grand Game's old sign
Check Game's old sign
The Plinko sign
When it was called "Barker's Bargain Bar" instead of "Bargain Game"
Half Off's old colors
Pushover's old colors
3 Strikes' old colors
Card Game's original staging
Hi Lo's original staging
Shell Game having a sensible bonus
Hole in One's behind the hole camera shot
The Golden Road coves and classic rainbow prop
Double Prices not being covered in tacky dollar signs
Most Expensive's gaslight set
When it was just "ladies" and not "oh mighty sound effects lady"
Pay the Rent, Hot Seat, and Gridlock didn't exist
Credit Card, Barker's Markers, and Buy or Sell did exist


Some folks may disagree with some of my selections and that's fine.  Everyone has their own personal tastes.  I actually don't mind the random pictures in Cover Up.  Sure it's goofy but it doesn't change how you actually play the game.

The actual retail price is...

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Re: Lost Elements of Games You Miss
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2019, 09:12:09 PM »
The big calculator in Check-Out.

The SuperBall dollar signs on the Big Wheel.

The Ferris wheel set in Pick-a-Pair.

The second chance cards in Punch-a-Bunch.

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Re: Lost Elements of Games You Miss
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2019, 12:59:19 AM »
Bargain Game is just not the same without a bunch of lights and decorations.

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Re: Lost Elements of Games You Miss
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2019, 08:33:16 AM »
The Joker SP pricing element was unique and should be adopted into another game ASAP.
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Re: Lost Elements of Games You Miss
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2019, 10:17:56 AM »
Check Out felt more real when each guess was manually entered into the giant calculator. 

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Re: Lost Elements of Games You Miss
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2019, 10:41:32 AM »
The eggcrate displays.

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Re: Lost Elements of Games You Miss
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2019, 11:35:58 AM »
The Joker SP pricing element was unique and should be adopted into another game ASAP.
Coming or Going has pretty much the same pricing element.

Along with some other elements already mentioned I miss the occasional audience entrance for when a game that took up the stage was played first. It was fun seeing Bob walk down the aisle high fiving audience members and it usually meant that Golden Road was going to be played.

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Re: Lost Elements of Games You Miss
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2019, 02:56:38 PM »
The original Safe Crackers intro, with the game concealed behind the doors. I get that they went to the current intro because of time constraints, but it just lacks pizazz.

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Re: Lost Elements of Games You Miss
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2019, 03:39:55 PM »
Sure do miss those eggcrate displays. The calculator on Checkout, among other things.