Front Game Rules
|Two teams of two kids competed. In the first round, An object was obscured on a 16-screen video wall, with the players only seeing the dots where there were corners. Host O'Malley would ask the teams a question, and the first team to buzz in and answer correctly won 20 points and was allowed to see one of the screens to see how the dots were connected. One screen hid a "Power Surge," where the team had to perform some sort of stunt. If successful, the team won 40 points and got to reveal one screen of the actual picture. After revealing, the team could guess what the picture is for 50 points, but lost 20 points if they guessed wrong.|
|In the second round, the corners of each screen were labeled with dots. The questions now had 2, 3, or 4 answers, and were worth 40 points each. By answering a question, the team could connect the dots along the screens equal to how many answers were in the question. When all the lines around a screen were drawn, the screen would be revealed. Guessing the puzzle was worth 75 points, but guessing wrong cost 40 points. Power Surges were also worth 40 points each. After two rounds, the team with the highest score won the game and went to the bonus round.|
End Game Rules
|The team stood before a giant keypad with buttons numbered 1 through 9, and were shown nine related pictures for 10 seconds. Then, O'Malley would start reading clues to the objects shown, and the team tried to press the key that corresponded with the picture. The team had 45 seconds to match as many pictures as they can. The first 6 pictures they got right won $100, the three thereafter won increasingly valuable prizes.|
Nickelodeon seems to have a knack for creating visually interesting and fast-paced game shows for kids, and this was no exception. The idea for each of the rounds was brilliantly done, except for the fact the seeing the actual piece of the picture in the first round wasn't always as beneficial as just seeing the dots connected. The penalty for guessing wrong also curbed teams from making too many guesses unless they were totally sure. Mike O'Malley gives a nice if sometimes hyper performance hosting; he really seems to want the kids to win. Random question - why are the folks at Nick so ashamed of their announcers that they never want to give their full names?
Gameplay: 2 pts.
Host: 2 pts.
Presentation: 2 pts.
Execution: 2 pts.
Total Score: 8 pts.