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Twisters
Taped
1982
Run time
30 Minutes
Host
Jim Perry
Announcer
Jack Clark

Twisters was an unsold pilot.

Game FormatEdit

Main GameEdit

The game was played on a giant shuffleboard, the shuffleboard consisted of nine numbers which correspond to nine players seated in an archway, and red lines. One player at the end of the board who was dubbed "The King/Queen of the Hill" would slide a puck down the board and when it landed on a number, the player with that number was shown two half questions more commonly known as "Twisters"; so-called because they can twist in any direction. The player whose number was landed on chose one of those questions, and then host Perry read the rest of the question after which the King of the Hill answered. A correct answer kept his/her position as King of the Hill, but an incorrect answer traded places with landed numbered player. If the puck landed on a red line, the King of the Hill will have a chance to win a car by answering one question correctly. During the game, a point counter which started 40 decreased by a question chooser's number for each correct answer; as soon as the counter reached zero or if the number landed on matched the second number in the current score, the player whose number was just landed on will join the King of the Hill for a chance to win the game (the latter was classified as an "Instant Win"). In a win situation, each player chose a Twister he/she thought the other player can answer; if both players answer their questions correctly, they win the game, $1,000, and a chance to play the bonus game for $10,000; if not, the game goes on as before.

Bonus GameEdit

This bonus would later be used for the main game in another Bob Stewart pilot called $50,000 A Minute. In this bonus, one of the players on the winning team was shown a series of answers. Host Jim would ask halves of questions, and the questioner would complete the question afterwhich the other player would try to answer. After each answer, a pass or if the questioner gave away the answer or the essence of the answer, the team moved on to a new answer. Each correct answer was worth $100 split between the players, and getting ten correct answers in 60 seconds or less split $10,000.


As previously stated, all ten players competed for one whole week, and the player with the most money at the end of the week returned to play the following week against nine new players.

TriviaEdit

MusicEdit

Bob Cobert - The theme had originally been used on Shoot for the Stars and would later be used on the 80's & 90s versions of Jackpot!.

Shuffleboard Cue - "Thru Train" (previously used on Chain Reaction).

Contestant Switch - "Honky-Tonk Humor #2" by Henrik Nielsen (Ole Georg Music)

VideoEdit

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LinksEdit

Twisters @ usgameshows.net
Rules for Twisters