History Series / Whammy

1st Mar '18 2:39:46 PM WarioBarker
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** Same could be said for a ''lot'' of the prizes. Who wanted a $300 year's supply of M&Ms when that was ''also'' the lowest cash amount on the board? The "His & Hers Roller Skates" were also a prime example, as well as every prize worth $300 or less on [[http://gscentral.net/nprize.htm this list]] all 100+ of them.

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** Same could be said for a ''lot'' of the prizes. Who wanted a $300 year's supply of M&Ms when that was ''also'' the lowest cash amount on the board? The "His & Hers Roller Skates" were also a prime example, as well as every prize worth $300 or less on [[http://gscentral.[[http://web.archive.org/web/20141013144949/http://gscentral.net/nprize.htm this list]] all 100+ of them.



* AscendedGlitch: The game board on the original ''Press Your Luck'' featured eighteen screens with values that almost always changed at the same time, but would occasionally have half of the screens changing out of sync with the other half. ''Whammy'' actually implements--and even amplifies--this behavior in the second round. Not only do each of the eighteen screens change independently from each other, but their values also change at semi-random intervals.
* CallBack: The first round's dollar values included [[ArcNumber $470 and $525]], both of which were present on ''Press Your Luck''.

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* AscendedGlitch: The game board on the original ''Press Your Luck'' featured eighteen 18 screens with values that almost always changed at the same time, but would occasionally have half of the screens changing out of sync with the other half. ''Whammy'' actually implements--and implements - and even amplifies--this amplifies - this behavior in the second round. Round 2. Not only do each of the eighteen 18 screens change independently from each other, but their values also change at semi-random intervals.
* CallBack: The first round's Round 1's dollar values included [[ArcNumber $470 and $525]], both of which were present on ''Press Your Luck''.



* DoubleUnlock: Winning the car required contestants to collect both "pieces" ("Gem" and "Car" in Season 1, two halves of a key in Season 2) and win the game. In Season 1, hitting a Whammy at any point in the game took the car out of consideration [[note]] (the Whammy would take the GEM/Car card(s) away from the player, and hitting a Whammy in Round 1 would also eliminate the player from further participation in that round, making it impossible for them to obtain the GEM card)[[/note]]; this was fixed with the Big Bank.

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* DoubleUnlock: Winning the car required contestants to collect both "pieces" ("Gem" and "Car" in Season 1, two halves of a key in Season 2) and win the game. In Season 1, hitting a Whammy at any point in the game took the car out of consideration [[note]] (the [[note]](the Whammy would take the GEM/Car card(s) away from the player, and hitting a Whammy in Round 1 would also eliminate the player from further participation in that round, making it impossible for them to obtain the GEM card)[[/note]]; this card)[[/note]]. This was fixed with the Big Bank.



** The first 12 taped episodes featured a smaller font for the big board, plus had different coloring on the contestant podium and no yellow background on the Whammy indicators that popped up in front of the players. Also, at least one of these episodes featured a regular Whammy that would later be repurposed for use as a ''Double'' Whammy.
* FlawlessVictory: In Season 1, winning the GEM car (or any prizes in Round 1), required the player to win the game without hitting a ''single'' Whammy along the way due to the rules regarding participation in Round 1. Although this happened with regular prizes, [[spoiler:no GEM car was ever awarded; as a matter of fact, every single player who won the GEM card in Round 1 ended up hitting a Whammy later in the game, losing the card.]]

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** The first 12 taped episodes featured a smaller font for the big board, Big Board, plus had different coloring on the contestant podium and no yellow background on the Whammy indicators that popped up in front of the players. Also, at least one of these episodes featured a regular Whammy that would later be repurposed for use as a ''Double'' Whammy.
* FlawlessVictory: In Season 1, winning the GEM car (or any prizes in Round 1), required the player to win the game without hitting a ''single'' Whammy along the way due to the rules regarding participation in Round 1. Although this happened with regular prizes, [[spoiler:no GEM car was ever awarded; as a matter of awarded. In fact, every single player who won the GEM card in Round 1 ended up hitting a Whammy later in the game, losing the card.]]card]].



* NintendoHard: This version of ''Press Your Luck'' is this trope due to new rules regarding participation plus additional Whammy squares and an even more random board pattern that the classic format.

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* NintendoHard: This version of ''Press Your Luck'' is this trope due to new rules regarding participation plus additional Whammy squares and an even more random board pattern that than the classic format.



* NonIndicativeName: The "Double Whammy" only added one Whammy to the player's total. The "Double" came from the Whammy animation ending end with the player covered in something be it confetti, Silly String, or [[CoveredInGunge something else]].

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* NonIndicativeName: The "Double Whammy" only added one Whammy to the player's total. The "Double" came from the Whammy animation ending end with the player covered in something be it like confetti, Silly String, or [[CoveredInGunge something else]].



** The Big Bank, which made the car ''much'' more likely to be won. Kind of hard to miss the display below the contestants... [[spoiler:The only car given away in a regular game was won through the Big Bank, after several Whammies took the key halves from other players.]]
** The show also had any player that hit a Whammy in the first round be eliminated from the rest of the round. This is to address a rare but serious problem from ''Series/PressYourLuck'' where it was possible for a player to get 4 Whammies in the first round and be unable to play in the second round because of it, although this also made winning anything from Round 1, such as one half of the car Macguffin, [[FlawlessVictory much more difficult.]]

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** The Big Bank, which made the car ''much'' more likely to be won. Kind of hard to miss the display below the contestants... [[spoiler:The only car given away in a regular game was won through the Big Bank, after several Whammies took the key Key halves from other players.]]
** The show also had any player that hit a Whammy in the first round Round 1 be eliminated from the rest of the round. This is to address a rare but serious problem from ''Series/PressYourLuck'' where it was possible for a player to get 4 Whammies Whammy-Out in the first round Round 1 and be unable to play in the second round Round 2 because of it, although it (although this also made winning anything from Round 1, such as one half of the car Macguffin, car, [[FlawlessVictory much more difficult.]]difficult]]).



* TakeThat: One Double Whammy mocked '''Enron'''! [[note]] This is one of the Double Whammies from Season 2; it had a Whammy in a blue business suit standing with a pile of bills and a box that says "Whamron" in his hands, and he says, "I better file these important financial documents!" He then "unwittingly" puts the cash and box into a shredder (with "Shred-O-Matic" written on it), which spews out the money from the top and over both the Whammy and the player (shards of green paper are dumped on the contestant). [[/note]]

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* TakeThat: One Double Whammy mocked '''Enron'''! [[note]] This [[note]](This is one of the Double Whammies from Season 2; 2: it had a Whammy in a blue business suit standing with a pile of bills and a box that says "Whamron" in his hands, and he says, "I better file these important financial documents!" He then "unwittingly" puts the cash and box into a shredder (with "Shred-O-Matic" written on it), which spews out the money from the top and over both the Whammy and the player (shards of green paper are dumped on the contestant). contestant).[[/note]]



* [[TransatlanticEquivalent Transpacific Equivalent]]: The Philippines got ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whammy!_Push_Your_Luck Whammy! Push Your Luck]]'', which ran on the GMA Network from 2007-08. Hosted by Paolo Bediones and Rufa Mae Quinto, the show was virtually identical to the American ''Whammy!''
* UnexpectedGameplayChange: Big Bank. Although a decent idea (the Whammy's bank account), it was marred by some incredibly-hard questions (including one where the contestant's guess was ''The Godfather'' and the answer was ''The Godfather Part 2'') and the fact that it pretty much brought the excitement to a halt.
* VisualPun: The Double Whammy animations had the "W" symbol on the Whammy's chest divided into two- "double whammy", get it?

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* [[TransatlanticEquivalent Transpacific Equivalent]]: The Philippines got ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whammy!_Push_Your_Luck Whammy! Push Your Luck]]'', which ran on the GMA Network from 2007-08. Hosted by Paolo Bediones and Rufa Mae Quinto, the show was virtually identical to the American ''Whammy!''
version.
* UnexpectedGameplayChange: Big Bank. Although a decent idea (the Whammy's bank account), ("Whammying the Whammy"), it was marred by some incredibly-hard questions (including one where the contestant's guess was ''The Godfather'' and the answer was ''The Godfather Part 2'') and the fact that it pretty much brought the excitement to a halt.
* VisualPun: The Double Whammy animations had the "W" symbol on the Whammy's chest divided into two- two - "double whammy", get it?
8th Oct '17 2:02:09 PM nombretomado
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** The show also had any player that hit a Whammy in the first round be eliminated from the rest of the round. This is to address a rare but serious problem from ''PressYourLuck'' where it was possible for a player to get 4 Whammies in the first round and be unable to play in the second round because of it, although this also made winning anything from Round 1, such as one half of the car Macguffin, [[FlawlessVictory much more difficult.]]

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** The show also had any player that hit a Whammy in the first round be eliminated from the rest of the round. This is to address a rare but serious problem from ''PressYourLuck'' ''Series/PressYourLuck'' where it was possible for a player to get 4 Whammies in the first round and be unable to play in the second round because of it, although this also made winning anything from Round 1, such as one half of the car Macguffin, [[FlawlessVictory much more difficult.]]
26th May '17 1:35:11 PM Gimere
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* OutOfOrder: The Tournament Of Losers/Tournament Of Champions, the last five episodes taped, were ''not'' the last to air in first-run.
11th Apr '17 9:54:42 PM jameygamer
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* TakeThat: One Double Whammy mocked '''Enron'''! [[note]] This is one of the Double Whammies from Season 2; it had a Whammy in a blue business suit standing with a pile of bills and a box in his hands, and he says, "I better file these important financial documents!" He then "unwittingly" puts the cash and box into a shredder (with "Shred-O-Matic" written on it), which spews out the money from the top and over both the Whammy and the player (shards of green paper are dumped on the contestant). [[/note]]

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* TakeThat: One Double Whammy mocked '''Enron'''! [[note]] This is one of the Double Whammies from Season 2; it had a Whammy in a blue business suit standing with a pile of bills and a box that says "Whamron" in his hands, and he says, "I better file these important financial documents!" He then "unwittingly" puts the cash and box into a shredder (with "Shred-O-Matic" written on it), which spews out the money from the top and over both the Whammy and the player (shards of green paper are dumped on the contestant). [[/note]]
1st Nov '16 8:43:52 PM jameygamer
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* TakeThat: One Double Whammy mocked '''Enron'''!

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* TakeThat: One Double Whammy mocked '''Enron'''!'''Enron'''! [[note]] This is one of the Double Whammies from Season 2; it had a Whammy in a blue business suit standing with a pile of bills and a box in his hands, and he says, "I better file these important financial documents!" He then "unwittingly" puts the cash and box into a shredder (with "Shred-O-Matic" written on it), which spews out the money from the top and over both the Whammy and the player (shards of green paper are dumped on the contestant). [[/note]]
23rd Sep '16 10:33:52 PM nombretomado
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed / ShoutOut: Among the many new Whammies were [[{{Expy}} expies]] of George Foreman, Emeril Lagasse, Martha Stewart, Steve Irwin, BritneySpears, Music/OzzyOsbourne, [[Series/TheWeakestLink Anne Robinson]], Series/JudgeJudy, Franchise/HarryPotter, and Music/{{NSYNC}}.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed / ShoutOut: Among the many new Whammies were [[{{Expy}} expies]] of George Foreman, Emeril Lagasse, Martha Stewart, Steve Irwin, BritneySpears, Music/BritneySpears, Music/OzzyOsbourne, [[Series/TheWeakestLink Anne Robinson]], Series/JudgeJudy, Franchise/HarryPotter, and Music/{{NSYNC}}.
24th Jul '16 9:38:28 PM jayharrison
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* CallBack: The first round's dollar values included [[ArcNumber $470 and $525]], both of which were present on ''Press Your Luck''.
24th Jul '16 9:33:46 PM jayharrison
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* AscendedGlitch: The game board on the original ''Press Your Luck'' featured eighteen screens with values that almost always changed at the same time, but would occasionally have half of the screens changing out of sync with the other half. ''Whammy'' actually implements--and even amplifies--this behavior in the second round. Not only do each of the eighteen screens change independently from each other, but their values also change at semi-random intervals.
12th Mar '16 9:51:30 PM Green_lantern40
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** The first two ''taped'' episodes lacked the $1,000 rule at the start Round 1.
** ''Taped'' episodes 1-12 featured a smaller font for the big board.

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** The first two ''taped'' taped episodes lacked the $1,000 rule at the start of Round 1.
** ''Taped'' The first 12 taped episodes 1-12 featured a smaller font for the big board.board, plus had different coloring on the contestant podium and no yellow background on the Whammy indicators that popped up in front of the players. Also, at least one of these episodes featured a regular Whammy that would later be repurposed for use as a ''Double'' Whammy.



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed / ShoutOut: Among the many new Whammys were [[{{Expy}} expies]] of George Foreman, Emeril Lagasse, Martha Stewart, Steve Irwin, BritneySpears, Music/OzzyOsbourne, [[Series/TheWeakestLink Anne Robinson]], Series/JudgeJudy, Franchise/HarryPotter, and Music/{{NSYNC}}.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed / ShoutOut: Among the many new Whammys Whammies were [[{{Expy}} expies]] of George Foreman, Emeril Lagasse, Martha Stewart, Steve Irwin, BritneySpears, Music/OzzyOsbourne, [[Series/TheWeakestLink Anne Robinson]], Series/JudgeJudy, Franchise/HarryPotter, and Music/{{NSYNC}}.
17th Feb '16 5:23:58 AM themisterfree
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* DeadpanSnarker: Todd could be this when dealing with a Whammy's aftereffects.



* TakeThat: One Whammy mocked '''Enron'''!

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* TakeThat: One Double Whammy mocked '''Enron'''!


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* VisualPun: The Double Whammy animations had the "W" symbol on the Whammy's chest divided into two- "double whammy", get it?
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