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2nd Jan '16 3:59:31 PM Gimere
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* MomentOfAwesome: A contestant plays ''Contact'' for £50K - essentially a "steady hands" game where you have to guide a ring along a long metal rod without it touching - and ''nails it'' on his first try, giving him 5 lives and both Lifelines available for the £100K game.
** Same for its other appearance as the very last game in Series 1, whose contestant had three lives for £20k. Goes down to the last life after two poor attempts. Out of nowhere, he somehow manages to clear all three metres and win.
** Series 3 add a new moment to the list: a contestant has three lives and a Trial Run to play ''Hit Rate'' for £50k (a game in which the player has to hit five pads on a curved table within half a second). He uses his Trial Run and gets a time of 0.588. He commits, to the shock of pretty much everyone in the studio. His first two attempts get him down to a time of 0.513. Cue the entire audience behind him cheering him on, as his very last life gets him a time of 0.494, winning the game (and £50,000) by just ''six thousandths of a second''.
** On a July 2012 CelebrityEdition, British runner Mo Farah managed to become the first person to ever beat the final round (a harder version of Barrier in this case) and win the £250,000 grand prize (for charity, of course), with only 6 lives remaining. But then he took things a step further and won Britain's first gold medal in the Men's 10,000m run at the UsefulNotes/OlympicGames in UsefulNotes/{{London}}. If you can beat The Cube, anything's possible!
9th Oct '14 1:27:06 PM MarkLungo
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** On a July 2012 CelebrityEdition, British runner Mo Farah managed to become the first person to ever beat the final round (a harder version of Barrier in this case) and win the £250,000 grand prize (for charity, of course), with only 6 lives remaining. But then he took things a step further and won Britain's first gold medal in the Men's 10,000m run at the {{Olympics}} in London. If you can beat The Cube, anything's possible!

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** On a July 2012 CelebrityEdition, British runner Mo Farah managed to become the first person to ever beat the final round (a harder version of Barrier in this case) and win the £250,000 grand prize (for charity, of course), with only 6 lives remaining. But then he took things a step further and won Britain's first gold medal in the Men's 10,000m run at the {{Olympics}} UsefulNotes/OlympicGames in London.UsefulNotes/{{London}}. If you can beat The Cube, anything's possible!
1st Apr '14 1:35:32 AM Loogaroo
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* UnwinnableByDesign: Only a handful of non-celebrity players have even gotten to the £100,000 level; none of them have attempted the £250,000 game, mainly because they risk losing all of their winnings if they fail. A recent S6 contestant refused to play the final game - ''Descent'', the only game he lost more than one life on - despite having six lives ''and'' his Simplify. It didn't help that his wife in the audience made an inappropriate joke about threatening a divorce if he tried it.



* UnwinnableByDesign: Only a handful of non-celebrity players have even gotten to the £100,000 level; none of them have attempted the £250,000 game, mainly because they risk losing all of their winnings if they fail. A recent S6 contestant refused to play the final game - ''Descent'', the only game he lost more than one life on - despite having six lives ''and'' his Simplify. It didn't help that his wife in the audience made an inappropriate joke about threatening a divorce if he tried it.
1st Apr '14 1:34:41 AM Loogaroo
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* ThatOneLevel: ''Elevation'', ''Barrier'', and ''Pinpoint'' are all notorious for sapping away most (if not all) lives of the contestants who played them. Typically when this game is won, ''Cylinder'' is next a game so ridiculously simple it suggests the Cube's trying to bait the player into going on.
** Series 2 adds ''Side-Track''. Like ''Pinpoint'', the contestant has to hold onto a metal pole which will inevitably cause fatigue to set in and make the game harder on subsequent tries, whereas other games are likely to become easier after each try because you know what you're doing and how/where you messed up.
** ''Descent'' (bounce a ball off two pillars and into a bucket) is rapidly becoming the single most feared game on the show. Hard not to get intimidated after watching a player fail it despite having eight lives when he got there.

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* ThatOneLevel: ''Elevation'', ''Barrier'', and ''Pinpoint'' are all notorious for sapping away most (if not all) This show is chock full of them. Conceivably any game can get the TOL treatment if a contestant goes in with 8 lives of and watches them dwindle down to nothing as the contestants who played same task mocks them. Typically when this game is won, ''Cylinder'' is next a game so ridiculously simple it suggests Generally the Cube's trying to bait the player truly wicked games fall into going on.
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** Series 2 adds ''Side-Track''. Like '''Steady Hand games:''' ''Construct'', ''Pinpoint'', the contestant has to hold onto a metal pole which will inevitably cause fatigue to set in and make the game harder on subsequent tries, whereas other ''Composure'', ''Tremor'', ''Structure'' et al. These games are likely to become easier after each try because you know what you're doing frequently played towards the tail end of a player's campaign, and how/where you messed up.
** ''Descent'' (bounce a ball off two pillars and into a bucket) is rapidly becoming
all of them require the single most feared game on player to either negotiate an object along a track while not touching the show. Hard not to get intimidated after watching sides or building something out of small pieces against a clock and/or without it falling apart.
** '''Physics skill games:''' ''Pendulum'', ''Cylinder'', ''Descent'', ''Circumference'', ''Arc'' et al. These are the games that often look deceptively simple, but when
a player fail actually tries it despite having eight lives when he got there.they fall into the pattern of missing on the first try, then overcorrecting on the second, then getting frustrated, then burning their Simplify, then getting down to one life, then barely escaping with a win on their last try.
14th Aug '13 7:53:27 PM Usagi1992
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* UnwinnableByDesign: Only a handful of non-celebrity players have even gotten to the £100,000 level; none of them have attempted the £250,000 game, mainly because they risk losing all of their winnings if they fail. A recent S6 contestant refused to play the final game - ''Descent'', the only game he lost more than one life on - despite having six lives ''and'' his Simplify. It didn't help that his wife in the audience semi-facetiously threatened a divorce if he tried it.

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* UnwinnableByDesign: Only a handful of non-celebrity players have even gotten to the £100,000 level; none of them have attempted the £250,000 game, mainly because they risk losing all of their winnings if they fail. A recent S6 contestant refused to play the final game - ''Descent'', the only game he lost more than one life on - despite having six lives ''and'' his Simplify. It didn't help that his wife in the audience semi-facetiously threatened made an inappropriate joke about threatening a divorce if he tried it.
21st Apr '13 3:38:03 PM Loogaroo
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* UnwinnableByDesign: Only a handful of non-celebrity players have even gotten to the £100,000 level; none of them have attempted the £250,000 game, mainly because they risk losing all of their winnings if they fail. A recent S6 contestant refused to play the final game - ''Descent'', the only game he lost more than one life on - despite having six lives ''and'' his Simplify. It didn't help that his wife in the audience semi-facetiously threatened a divorce if he tried it.
14th Mar '13 11:00:23 PM PoochyEXE
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** Series 6 Episode 2: Nicky and her boyfriend Mark both demonstrated a complete lack of understanding of basic (freshman-level) rotational kinematics playing Pendulum for £2,000. Mark told her to throw the ball hard. She did, and it went way over the target ball. Repeat for a total of '''eight''' lives lost and a Simplify, all while she and Mark kept mulling over whether to start the swing higher or lower, and Mark kept telling her to throw it hard, when anyone who's taken Physics 101 (and any particularly observant child who's swung around a ball tied to a string, or rolled a marble inside a bowl) should know that it's the rotational velocity that matters.
17th Feb '13 7:25:54 AM Morgenthaler
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!!Subjective items for the teleplay

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7th Aug '12 11:51:03 AM FELH2
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* MomentOfAwesome: A contestant plays ''Contact'' for £50K - essentially a "steady hands" game where you have to guide a ring along a long metal rod without it touching - and ''nails it'' on his first try, giving him 5 lives and both Lifelines available for the £100K game.
** Same for its other appearance as the very last game in Series 1, whose contestant had three lives for £20k. Goes down to the last life after two poor attempts. Out of nowhere, he somehow manages to clear all three metres and win.
** Series 3 add a new moment to the list: a contestant has three lives and a Trial Run to play ''Hit Rate'' for £50k (a game in which the player has to hit five pads on a curved table within half a second). He uses his Trial Run and gets a time of 0.588. He commits, to the shock of pretty much everyone in the studio. His first two attempts get him down to a time of 0.513. Cue the entire audience behind him cheering him on, as his very last life gets him a time of 0.494, winning the game (and £50,000) by just ''six thousandths of a second''.

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* * MomentOfAwesome: A contestant plays ''Contact'' for £50K - essentially a "steady hands" game where you have to guide a ring along a long metal rod without it touching - and ''nails it'' on his first try, giving him 5 lives and both Lifelines available for the £100K game.
** ** Same for its other appearance as the very last game in Series 1, whose contestant had three lives for £20k. Goes down to the last life after two poor attempts. Out of nowhere, he somehow manages to clear all three metres and win.
** ** Series 3 add a new moment to the list: a contestant has three lives and a Trial Run to play ''Hit Rate'' for £50k (a game in which the player has to hit five pads on a curved table within half a second). He uses his Trial Run and gets a time of 0.588. He commits, to the shock of pretty much everyone in the studio. His first two attempts get him down to a time of 0.513. Cue the entire audience behind him cheering him on, as his very last life gets him a time of 0.494, winning the game (and £50,000) by just ''six thousandths of a second''.



* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: While this is supposed to be a game show, and not ''[[TheMatrix the flippin Matrix]]'', we got {{Orbital Shot}}s, slow-motion views, BulletTime, the list goes on!

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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: While this is supposed to be a game show, and not ''[[TheMatrix ''[[Film/TheMatrix the flippin Matrix]]'', we got {{Orbital Shot}}s, slow-motion views, BulletTime, the list goes on!
6th Aug '12 12:43:55 PM Lirodon
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--> "I'm watching a man count inside a box." "It's just counting! But it's counting, IN THE CUUUUUUUBE!"

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--> "I'm watching a man count inside a box." "It's just counting! But it's counting, [[RecycledInSpace IN THE CUUUUUUUBE!"CUUUUUUUBE!]]"
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