Front Game Rules
|Two teams of three members (two of which are celebrities) compete. A crossword of six words, each clues to a person, place or thing, is shown. A contestant picks a word for one of his partners to answer, and the celebrity has 10 seconds to identify the word for 5 points a letter. Otherwise, the contestant gets to guess, at which point control passes to the other team. After a correct guess, the contestant has the opportunity to guess the subject of the puzzle for 50 points.|
|A total of three rounds were played. In the second round, words were 10 points a letter and 100 points for guessing the subject, and the third round was 20 points a letter and 200 points for the subject. After three rounds, the team in the lead won the game and advanced to the bonus round.|
End Game Rules - "Crossfire"
|In the bonus round, the contestant and one celebrity had 60 seconds to solve a crossword puzzle with 10 clues. Each correct answer won increasingly valuable prizes, scoring all 10 won the grand prize.|
Some vehicles just don't translate well into game shows, and crossword puzzles are among them. The clues were not all that witty and the gameplay seemed a bit convoluted. Host David Sparks didn't aid the cause, either - he seemed kinda ill at ease hosting the show, which was especially noticeable when the guests for one week were game show hosts. Also, they showed off 3 cars at the opening of the show, but never mentioned how they could be won (the grand prize in the Crossfire round was a trip), which hurts the Execution grade.
Gameplay: 1 pt.
Host: 1 pt.
Presentation: 2 pts.
Execution: 1 pt.
Total Score: 5 pts.