$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.
DOS - 1988
Also available on: Commodore 64
$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.
Review By HOTUD
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LOBO2018-07-301 point DOS version
So the games don't run like they're on steroids, I use MO'SLO.COM with DosBox. An instance of MO'SLO.COM can be found inside the 'High Rollers' game folder.
Just drop the 1kb MO'SLO.COM file into a game folder and modify the batch (.BAT) file accordingly (if there is a batch file calling the game). Use this entry:
mo'slo /5 NAMEOFGAME.exe
(where NAMEOFGAME is the name of the game executable - 5 seems to be a good speed). If there is no batch file calling the game, you can make one with Notepad. Name it GAME.BAT Copy and Paste the following into GAME.BAT:
mo'slo /5 NAMEOFGAME.exe
Edit the Dosbox Config. file (C:UsersyournameAppDataLocalDOSBox).
Example Dosbox Config. file 'autoexec' MOUNT lines:
MOUNT C C:DOSGAMES
In this example, GAME.BAT is calling the game with mo'slo, enabling it, the game, to run at a decent speed.
lil paul2016-07-050 point DOS version
Ytsejammer2015-03-300 point DOS version
erm.. try DosBox people!
Nomitron2014-02-060 point DOS version
This runs way too fast to play gives me less than one second to guess a word
Jimmy2013-06-050 point DOS version
This game doesn't run right through Windows XP Home edition.Runs too quickly and I can't answer the questions properly.Does run well on a 486.
Max2013-03-171 point DOS version
Great game, and ignore the Amon moron. Stupid troll.
li2012-08-290 point DOS version
i love it
Amon2012-07-11-2 points DOS version
Whoever likes this game deserve to choke on a dick, including 'Justyn' with a y here. Serious, what a stupid name.
Justyn2009-10-041 point DOS version
I love old game shows. This is a great game. Very fun to play.
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The game is played much like the TV game show. We cut triangles out of posterboard,wrote the clue on one side, and pinned them to a bulletin board in the shape of a triangle. One team chooses a triangle by the clue. The Emcee then tells what the category is actually about. It is timed. We found they needed about a minute as they got almost no answers in 20 – 30 seconds. Each of the two teams (we used father/daughter teams) gets 3 sets of clues since there are 6 clues on the bulletin board. The team with the most points (one point per correct answer) moves on to the speed round. The clues the players give each other are printed on 3 x 5 cards with holes punched in the upper left corner of each and a brad inserted to hold them all together. To do the speed round we had the answers on triangles that were pinned to the bulletin board in the shape of a pyramid. We had a larger red triangles (also cut from posterboard)pinned over the answers. They were removed to reveal the next clue as the contestants got the answers right. The prizes were 100 Grand candy bars.
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