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Game #1962
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  $100,000 Pyramid, The    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Puzzle   Game show

Rating: 7.39 (161 votes)

$100,000 Pyramid, The box cover

$100,000 Pyramid, The screenshot
$100,000 Pyramid is a great computer version of The Pyramid game show, one of the most successful TV game shows ever made. The show was nominated 16 times for the Emmy Award, and won the Emmy nine times. This computer version is based on the latest version of the show, $100,000 Pyramid, hosted by John Davidson.

The goal of this trivia quiz variant is to guess seven words in 30 seconds or less from a category that you select off the Pyramid. Played in three rounds, the team with the highest point total wins the game and moves on to the bonus round called The Winner's Circle for a chance at the grand prize. The object here is to describe what the category is: one person gives the clues, and the category is then guessed by the contestant. If the contestant guesses all six categories in 60 seconds or less, he/she wins the grand prize.

This PC version of the show is very faithful to the original, although some of the questions are too obscure, and computer players' intelligence is quite low. Hundreds of trivia questions will likely keep fans entertained for hours, though, or at least the few minutes it'll take to reminisce about the golden days of television ;) Recommended, and be sure to use slow down programs (e.g. MoSlo or Bremze) to make the game winnable.

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Mike Cooley
Developer: Box Office
Publisher: Box Office
Year: 1988
Software Copyright: Box Office
System Requirements: DOS
Where to get it:
Related Links: The Pyramid Shrine Site
If you like this game, try: High Rollers, Double Dare, Wheel of Fortune Deluxe

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