As you can imagine from its name this game is about prices, more specifically about guessing items’ prices. “The Price is Right” makes you a contestant at a Hollywood TV show in which you will be playing several games related to prices. Of course, if you want to be good at it you should be updated with prices of things, because that is all what this game is about.
When you enter the game, a fantastic and kind of loud introduction is presented. Is like you actually are in the TV studio, with the public and all, and the show is beginning. In the middle of that introduction you have to choose which contestant you’ll be playing with. Four characters appear on the screen among which you have to pick one. In addition, you have to give a name to the contestant. A pretty cool thing about this game is that it’s a multiplayer game, so if you like you can play it with family and friends. There are allowed up to four simultaneous players, because that’s the capacity of the show. Of course, if you prefer you can play it alone and the other contestants are played by the computer.
There are four basic games you’ll be playing on the show:
- Contestants’ Row: here, you’ll be given a certain item or product from the market, and the contestants will have to guess a price. Whoever is closer without surpassing the correct price is the winner. If you lose, you’ll get a strike. If you get three strikes the game is over for you.
- Pricing Game: this is a pricing game in which you’ll have to try out your bidding skills.
- Showcase Showdown: here there is a numbers wheel you have to spin. The whole idea is to get as close as you can to one dollar without surpassing that sum. The numbers express cents. You have two spins and the values you obtain are summed up.
- Showcase: here is where you get if you win the Showcase Showdown, and it’s a big change to get great prizes.
In between of these four games there are other mini games, challenge-like, in which you can win some extra money but also get some extra strikes.
When you enter the game you’re asked to pick a contestant and a player name, and then you reach the Main Menu, with the following options:
-Change Player: the first time there’s no existing player. After you create one or more, they’ll be saved. When you enter into this submenu, you’ll be asked for a name as a new player. It’s possible to have a list of different players and record their performance.
- Play: this option leads you to the first game. You’ll be guided by the host at all times, so no extra help is needed.
- Options: this is the menu from which you can set some game options like: sound effects volume, music volume, voice volume and full screen.
- Party Game: from here you can choose the number of players to play.
- Exit: to close the application.
Once you are playing, you can press the MENU button on the screen to pause the game, go to the options menu, or go out to the main menu.
You can try this game for 60 minutes before you buy the licensed version. If you like it, you can buy this game for only 19.95 dollars, right from the Oberon Media Game Center, on the Web.
About the systems requirements, here you have a list to check out:
- Windows 2000/ XP/Vista
- Processor speed: 1 ghz
- RAM: 256 MB
- Hard drive space (uncompressed):110 MB
- Graphics Card: 32 MB
- Sound Card: Any
- DirectX version: 8