hot  /  reviews  /  video  /  blogs  /  forum

Big bucks, no Whammies, STOP! Press Your Luck game coming to PC, consoles

4:42 PM on 11.03.2008 // Chad Concelmo

Disclaimer: This may be the only time I can legitimately talk about best show ever Press Your Luck and, more importantly, Whammies, on Destructoid. Please humor me and my ridiculously long ramblings.

One nice thing about being old and decrepit is I was alive to appreciate the greatness that is Press Your Luck. For anyone that doesn’t know, Press Your Luck was a game show in the mid-80s hosted by the coolest guy of all time, Peter Tomarken (may he rest in peace). In the game, players answer trivia questions to earn “spins” and use those to “press their luck” on a giant, digital board full of money, prizes, and Whammies.

What are Whammies, you ask? Oh, man, let me tell you. Whammies are spaces on the board that, if landed on, take away all your money and prizes. The best part, though, is when a contestant lands on said spaces, the Whammies participate in some wacky animations on the bottom of the screen while the player overdramatically reacts in the background. God, it is so amazing. Check out some classic Whammy bits right here.

Well, the good news for fans of the show: A videogame version is coming to PC, consoles, iPods, and iPhones next year! Developed by the same folks that did the Price is Right game, Press Your Luck will utilize the same concept as the classic game show but with fancy graphics, customizable avatars, multiplayer support, and BRAND NEW WHAMMY ANIMATIONS!

Screw every other videogame that is coming out in 2009. This is my most anticipated game of next year.

Sadly, I’m not kidding.

[Via Mediacaster -- thanks, Jonathan!]




 Reblog (or) Blog Reply

Chad Concelmo,
 Follow Blog + disclosure

This blog submitted to our editor via our Community Blogs, and then it made it to the home page! You can follow community members and vote up their blogs - support each other so we can promote a more diverse and deep content mix on our home page.



Get more destructoid:   We're indie-run, blogging for the love of it, and our site will always be free. Optionally, you can support us and get: (1) Faster pages from our cloud server (3) Wide(r)screen (3) No big ads on Dtoid, Japanator, Tomopop, or Flixist (4) Auto contest entries, and (5) Dibs on betas & downloads. Try it out

 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our moderators, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding *.disqus.com to your whitelists.


  Around the web (login to improve these)




Back to Top


We follow moms on   Facebook  and   Twitter
  Light Theme      Dark Theme
Pssst. Konami Code + Enter!
You may remix stuff our site under creative commons w/@
- Destructoid means family. Living the dream, since 2006 -