History Series / NickArcade

20th Aug '17 6:53:42 AM BuddyBoy600alt
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* LosingHorns: The time buzzer in the BonusRound was a series of short descending notes resembling an EvilLaugh.

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* LosingHorns: The time buzzer in the BonusRound was a series of short descending notes resembling an EvilLaugh. As the background goes red and the word GameOver flashes.
26th Jul '17 4:10:15 PM fruitstripegum
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* GoodBadBugs: At least one winning team benefited from a brief delay between losing their last unit of power and the level resetting by grabbing the final orb during that interval.
17th Jul '17 1:51:14 AM SpaceDrake
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* PunnyName: ''Possibly'' in Phil Moore's case; while that ''is'' his real name, one of the games featured surprisingly often on the show was ''VideoGame/{{Actraiser}}'' and the level was usually, you guessed it, Fillmore. The lead-in announcer also did introduce Phil with a pronunciation that sure sounded a decent bit like "Fillmore". It may just be happy coincidence, however.
26th Apr '17 6:30:28 AM PF
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* GoldenSnitch: The Video Challenges ''could'' have been... [[SubvertedTrope but most teams only ever bet 5 or 10 points]] (a question was worth 25, or 50 in round 2).

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* GoldenSnitch: The Video Challenges ''could'' have been... been, [[SubvertedTrope but most teams only ever bet 5 or 10 points]] (a points]].[[note]]A question was worth 25, or 50 in round 2).2.[[/note]]



** GameShowHost: Phil Moore, who later hosted Nick's ''You're On!'' (1999) and appeared as a semi-regular panelist on ''Series/FigureItOut''; Niels Schuurmans in the Pilot.

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** GameShowHost: Phil Moore, who later hosted Nick's ''You're On!'' (1999) and appeared as a semi-regular panelist on ''Series/FigureItOut''; Niels Schuurmans in the Pilot.pilot.



* UndesirablePrize: The grand prize was often a trip to Universal Studios in Orlando...where the show was taped. Basically, this meant that if you weren't impressed with the park the first time, you "won" the opportunity to see the same things all over again. [[InvertedTrope On the other hand]], if you enjoyed the park, you got a return trip on Nick's dime.

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* UndesirablePrize: The grand prize was often a trip to Universal Studios in Orlando...Orlando where the show was taped. Basically, this meant that if you weren't impressed with the park the first time, you "won" the opportunity to see the same things all over again. [[InvertedTrope On the other hand]], if you enjoyed the park, you got a return trip on Nick's dime.



* AbhorrentAdmirer: The Smooch Aliens of the space stages, a pair of aliens (And not GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe kind) that cover Mikey with smooches whenever he lands on an enemy space.
* AWinnerIsYou: Beat the game wizard, and the message "You did it! You beat the game." flashes on the screen.

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* AbhorrentAdmirer: The Smooch Aliens of the space stages, a pair of aliens (And not GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe kind) that cover Mikey with smooches whenever he lands on an enemy space.
* AWinnerIsYou: Beat the game wizard, and the message "You did it! You beat the game." game" flashes on the screen.
25th Apr '17 3:02:41 PM Colerich333
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On October 26, 2014, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2fxsl_cIgA a copy of the original pilot for the show, courtesy of series co-creator Karim Miteff, resurfaced.]]

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On October 26, 2014, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2fxsl_cIgA a copy of the original pilot for the show, courtesy of series co-creator Karim Miteff, resurfaced.]]
13th Feb '17 11:27:43 PM jameygamer
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** One of the games, played twice during the run, was [[http://info.sonicretro.org/Sonic_the_Hedgehog_2_(Nick_Arcade_prototype) a very early version]] of ''Sonic the Hedgehog 2'' which used ''Sonic 1''[='s=] Star Light Zone theme for Emerald Hill. The ROM was eventually dumped onto the Internet on November 7, 2006 and was even [[FanNickname dubbed]] the "Nick Arcade prototype." Not so obvious during the show's original run, its appearances caught the attention of the ''Sonic'' fanbase during the repeats on Nick GAS.

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** One of the games, played twice during the run, was [[http://info.sonicretro.org/Sonic_the_Hedgehog_2_(Nick_Arcade_prototype) a very early version]] of ''Sonic the Hedgehog 2'' which used ''Sonic 1''[='s=] Star Light Zone theme for Emerald Hill. The ROM was eventually dumped onto the Internet on November 7, 2006 and was even [[FanNickname dubbed]] the "Nick Arcade "''Nick Arcade'' prototype." Not so obvious during the show's original run, its appearances caught the attention of the ''Sonic'' fanbase during the repeats on Nick GAS.
13th Feb '17 11:25:29 PM jameygamer
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* DoubleTheDollars

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* DoubleTheDollarsDoubleTheDollars: The second round with Mikey, like in several other game shows, doubles the point values.
20th Aug '16 10:37:15 PM theduck87
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* BonusRound: The Video Zone, essentially taking the players and putting them into a video game. There were three levels, the first two had random themes, while the third was one of three "bosses". Each teammate took a level, while both tackled the third. In each level, the team had to collect three items while avoiding pitfalls that would take a "life"; losing five lives causes the level to end and the player(s) would have to "reset". If they found a hidden powerup, their lives would be restored. Collecting three items moved each teammate to the third level, completing that won the grand prize. The team also won a prize for each level completed, and each item collected won them $50. The team had a minute; if they ran out of time, GameOver. [[SurpriseDifficulty This was much harder than it sounds.]]

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* BonusRound: The Video Zone, essentially taking the players and putting them into a video game. There were three levels, the first two had random themes, while the third was one of three "bosses". Each teammate took a level, while both tackled the third. In each level, the team had to collect three items while avoiding pitfalls that would take a "life"; one unit off their power meter; losing all five lives units causes the level to end and the player(s) would have to "reset". If they found There was also a hidden powerup, their lives would be restored.powerup which might restore full power, freeze the action briefly, destroy all the enemies, or allow access to certain pathways. Collecting three items moved each teammate to the third level, completing that won the grand prize. The team also won a prize for each level completed, and each item collected won them $50. The team had a minute; total of 60 seconds to get through all three levels; if they ran out of time, GameOver. [[SurpriseDifficulty This was much harder than it sounds.]]


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* LosingHorns: The time buzzer in the BonusRound was a series of short descending notes resembling an EvilLaugh.


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* AWinnerIsYou: Beat the game wizard, and the message "You did it! You beat the game." flashes on the screen.


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* GoodBadBugs: At least one winning team benefited from a brief delay between losing their last unit of power and the level resetting by grabbing the final orb during that interval.


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* SharedLifeMeter: The final level of the BonusRound had both teammates taking on the Game Wizard together. The power meter would drain if either player got hit by a baddie.
12th Aug '16 1:57:10 PM PF
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* {{Crossover}}: Phil Moore cohosted the "Nickelodeon All-Star Challenge" that aired during The Big Help in 1994; crossing over with ''Series/{{Double Dare|1986}}'', ''Series/LegendsOfTheHiddenTemple'' and ''[[Series/WhatWouldYouDoNickelodeon What Would You Do?]]''

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* {{Crossover}}: Phil Moore cohosted the "Nickelodeon All-Star Challenge" that aired during The Big Help in 1994; crossing over with ''Series/{{Double Dare|1986}}'', ''Series/LegendsOfTheHiddenTemple'' and ''[[Series/WhatWouldYouDoNickelodeon What Would You Do?]]''



* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: Whenever ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' or ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 Sonic the Hedgehog 2]]'' were used, Moore would always call Dr. Robotnik "Dr. Robotonik", adding an extra "o" to his name for some reason. He would also occasionally forget a "t," calling him "Dr. Robo Nick."

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* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: Whenever ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' or ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 Sonic the Hedgehog 2]]'' ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2'' were used, Moore would always call Dr. Robotnik "Dr. Robotonik", adding an extra "o" to his name for some reason. He would also occasionally forget a "t," calling him "Dr. Robo Nick."
12th Aug '16 6:56:14 AM mlsmithca
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* {{Crossover}}: Phil Moore cohosted the "Nickelodeon All-Star Challenge" that aired during The Big Help in 1994; crossing over with ''[[Series/DoubleDare1986 Double Dare]]'', ''[[Series/LegendsOfTheHiddenTemple Legends of the Hidden Temple]]'' and ''[[Series/WhatWouldYouDoNickelodeon What Would You Do?]]''

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* {{Crossover}}: Phil Moore cohosted the "Nickelodeon All-Star Challenge" that aired during The Big Help in 1994; crossing over with ''[[Series/DoubleDare1986 Double Dare]]'', ''[[Series/LegendsOfTheHiddenTemple Legends of the Hidden Temple]]'' ''Series/{{Double Dare|1986}}'', ''Series/LegendsOfTheHiddenTemple'' and ''[[Series/WhatWouldYouDoNickelodeon What Would You Do?]]''



* [[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY It Is Pronounced Tro-PAY]]: Whenever ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' or ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 Sonic the Hedgehog 2]]'' were used, Moore would always call Dr. Robotnik "Dr. Robotonik", adding an extra "o" to his name for some reason. He would also occasionally forgets a "t," calling him "Dr. Robo Nick."

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* [[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY It Is Pronounced Tro-PAY]]: ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: Whenever ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' or ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 Sonic the Hedgehog 2]]'' were used, Moore would always call Dr. Robotnik "Dr. Robotonik", adding an extra "o" to his name for some reason. He would also occasionally forgets forget a "t," calling him "Dr. Robo Nick."
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