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Re: More Aussie Price
« Reply #45 on: January 13, 2014, 03:10:49 AM »
Yes, it was. For some reason I was thinking there were only 17 games in that version, when there were in fact 18.

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« Reply #46 on: January 13, 2014, 09:39:04 AM »
Per the list, Cliff Hangers, Hole In One, Safe Crackers, and Squeeze Play were the only ones played on all five post-1970s versions.

I say "post-1970s" because of the 1973-74 version hosted by Garry Meadows, which as far as I can tell is a rather large question mark.
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Re: More Aussie Price
« Reply #47 on: January 14, 2014, 08:03:36 PM »
My understanding is it was the same format as Cullen's version.

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Re: More Aussie Price
« Reply #48 on: January 14, 2014, 08:40:45 PM »
My understanding is it was the same format as Cullen's version.

Having seen what appear to be Showcase podiums from that version, I somehow doubt that.
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Re: More Aussie Price
« Reply #49 on: January 14, 2014, 08:58:44 PM »
You can see a very brief clip of the Garry Meadows version, including Clock Game and a very cheap trip at this youtube link:


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Re: More Aussie Price
« Reply #50 on: January 15, 2014, 03:47:56 AM »
Split decision wasn't played here was it?

1981 definitely featured Take Two & Hi-Lo, didn't feature Plinko, Secret X or Punch a Bunch. Also had Trader Bob (can't remember what it was called though) as well as Give or Keep, Poker Game, Shell Game, and surprisingly enough It's Optional. I'd has-it-a-guess that what Fiona McDonald is referring to in that clip is the current rotation.

1989 had Credit Card & Clock Game, didn't have Bargain, Bonus, Bullseye, Bump, Hi-Lo, One Away, Penny Ante, Pick A Pair, Plinko, Punch a Bunch, Take 2, Ten Chances or 3 Strikes

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Re: More Aussie Price
« Reply #51 on: January 15, 2014, 04:39:45 AM »
I'd has-it-a-guess

No, you'd hazard a guess.

(I'm sorry, but misinterpreting idioms is a colossal pet peeve of mine.)
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Re: More Aussie Price
« Reply #52 on: January 15, 2014, 02:37:45 PM »
My understanding is it was the same format as Cullen's version.
It was not, although Australia did adapt the Cullen version for two regional runs in the 1957-59 period, followed by a run hosted by Horrie Dargie in 1963.

You can see a very brief clip of the Garry Meadows version, including Clock Game and a very cheap trip at this youtube link
In addition to the clip beginning at 8:39, there are also clips beginning at 3:42. Given this and its apparent obscurity, I believe the 1973-74 Australian Price (which, I believe, was the originator of the Double Bullseye-style Showcase format) would be a good addition to the Golden Gallery.

At the very least, this confirms that Clock Game was used in the 1970s, which in turn means the 2012 version was the odd one out (as if it were already not odd enough).
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Re: More Aussie Price
« Reply #53 on: January 19, 2014, 05:49:21 PM »
Split decision wasn't played here was it?

It definitely was, I used to have a playing of it on VHS. The set was blue, mostly the same basic shade as our Pathfinder grid. I believe it was introduced literally a month or two before the show was axed (that time).

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Re: More Aussie Price
« Reply #54 on: January 20, 2014, 02:09:06 AM »
It definitely was, I used to have a playing of it on VHS. The set was blue, mostly the same basic shade as our Pathfinder grid. I believe it was introduced literally a month or two before the show was axed (that time).
which incarnation?

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Re: More Aussie Price
« Reply #55 on: January 20, 2014, 03:21:35 AM »
93-98, Larry's first version.

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Re: More Aussie Price
« Reply #56 on: February 19, 2014, 11:45:15 PM »
Some more clips from the '03 - '06 version, all uploaded by mrsmooth81

First, a Monster Showcase win from 2005



Then, the Friday show from the Premiere Week


And finally, a hour-long show from the Monster Showcase era (I don't think they had these long, they changed to the 2 Pricing Games/1 showcase format sometime in '05)

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Re: More Aussie Price
« Reply #57 on: February 20, 2014, 01:37:25 AM »
ahh, I see you beat me to it :)

more coming soon. just need to find the time to remove commercials, rip from video etc

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Re: More Aussie Price
« Reply #59 on: February 20, 2014, 09:42:01 PM »
Glad to finally see Laurie's full episode in action! And Beverley from that same episode going bonkers during Cover Up...