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COME ON DOWN!...The Price Is Rightvideo game puts all the excitement of TV's longest-running and most popular game show in the palm of your hands as it makes its debut on the Nintendo DS. Experience all of the classic moments from the show with up 4 … see full wiki

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1 review about The Price is Right

OK for the price, but clearly lacking

  • Feb 24, 2009
Rating:
+3
I've watched The Price is Right for about 25 years. I absolutely love the show. Five years ago my son decided to start watching it as well and has grown to love it just as much as me. We know the TV version pretty much inside and out. So when we got him a DS for Christmas, this game was a given. While the idea is good, the execution isn't the greatest.

1) There are only four avatars available and none of them fit your average, every day, middle aged female. One is crazed looking and the other about 80. I can not imagine they couldn't have come up with at least a couple of more options.

2) The game moves very slowly. There are pauses between every action. The screen shots of the prizes are grainy and gives it a low budget look and feel.

3) The game flow really doesn't make sense. Why should you get to play a pricing game if you loose in contestant row? If you're playing multiplayer, why do both get to the show case when only one can win at the big wheel? I understand there has to be some modifications, but these do not seem to make a lot of sense. Basically you win, whether you win or not.

4) I wish there was an option to toggle the instructions on how to play the pricing games. a) those who have watched the show are already going to know and b) after you've played the game a few times, it's easy to remember the instructions. No need to continue repeating them over and over again. At least enable the user to tap the screen to speed up the process.

5) I'm not sure where they got their pricing, but I tend to think some of them are a little low. I had a show case with a car, grill, and another item. All total it was less than 14,000. Makes you wonder if it was a used car.....

6) This one is for those that know the TV show. The person with the highest winning total stands on the right in the showcases, not the left. Not a big deal, but shows a lack of attention to details and something that could have easily been corrected.

7) Limited game play due to the lack of games available and the ease of memorizing prices. It lacks enough variety to be a game that gets a ton of time.

There are a couple of good points.

1) There is a multiplayer mode so my son and I can play together
2) It's reasonably priced for what you're getting.

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