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                         CLASSIC CONCENTRATION FAQ
                            
             Author......................Raging_DemonTEN
             Console.....................Nintendo Entertainment System

                   "CLASSIC CONCENTRATION"  Copyright 1990 GameTek 
                   FAQ Copyright 2002 Raging_DemonTEN
                    
             E-Mail Address..............eagle25_100@yahoo.com
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                           |  Version History  |
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                  Version 1.1 - More Puzzle Answers
                                Better Instructions
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                          | 1. Introduction      |
                          | 2. Overview/Controls |
                          | 3. Instructions      |
                          | 4. Puzzle Solutions  |
                          | 5. Prize List        |
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                             1. Introduction
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     Classic Concentration used to be a game show in the late 80s. It was OK 
as game shows go, nothing special. You could recreate the experience at home 
with a deck of cards. However, GameTek created a game based on it for the NES 
in 1990. Although the graphics weren't spectacular, it was a good party game. 
However, when I looked for a FAQ on the game, there was none ! I decided to 
fill this glaring gap. So, without further ado, the Classic Concentration 
FAQ.


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                        2. Overview And Controls
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     In case you never saw the TV show, Classic Concentration is a 
memorization/luck contest between two players. A puzzle board is displayed 
with numbers 1 through 25 on it, which is hiding the gameboard behind it. 
Every number represents a prize, except for the one number taken at the 
beginning. There are 11 prizes on the board, with two Wild Cards.
 
     The premise of the game is to match up one prize with its duplicate. 
When you do this, you win the prize and uncover a little piece of the 
gameboard, which has a rebus on it. The play ends when either person makes 
enough matches that they can make out the rebus and solve it. This round of 
play ends, and you play best out of three. If you win two rounds, then you 
get to go to the bonus round. In the bonus round, you had to match up pairs 
of cars within 35 seconds of time. If you matched all the cars up, you won 
one of the cars.

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D-Pad    - Moves cursor on the game board and the answer and name input board
A Button - Selects a number
B Button - Finalizes your character selection
START    - Used to start rounds and the actual game

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                            3. Instructions
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1. Hit Start after the maestro finishes playing his music to start the 
   game.

2. You are asked to enter a game code. A game code will let you play a game 
   over again. However, if this is your first time or you want a new game, 
   select No.

3. Select the number of players, and if you want to play against the CPU.

4. Select your contestant. There are four men and four women, with one of 
   the men looking suspiciously like Bill Gates...

5. Enter your name. Select letters with A, backspace by going to an 
   empty space and hitting A.

6. If you are playing against the computer, it will automatically select 
   a player of the opposite sex . Otherwise, Player 2 does steps 4 and 5.

7. A puzzle is randomly selected.

8. Players go back and forth, making matches until they can solve the 
   rebus.

9. When you know the solution, you enter the solution the same way you 
   enter your name. If neither player knows the solution, then the round 
   is forfeit, and a do-over round is played.

10. Play continues until one player wins two rounds, which means they go 
    to the bonus round.

11. In the bonus round, you have 35 seconds to make matches. Press START 
    to begin the bonus round. There are only 7 matches in the bonus round. 
    The last match you make is the car you win. You are asked to start a new 
    game whether you won the bonus round or not.


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                           4. Puzzle Solutions 
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   The computer in this game will cheat, as it will figure out the answer 
before half the board is revealed. However, with the puzzle answers 
below, you might stand a chance against the computer (and may be able 
to get an advantage over your buddies). The list below is in alphabetical
order, according to the letter of the first clue.

+ = Objects equal one word
-- = Space Between Words
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Puzzle: 4 of diamonds + Inn sign -- Axe + Pile of pennies 
Answer: "Foreign Accents"
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Puzzle: A -- D + Hay -- Hat -- The -- R + Ace + S 
Answer: "A Day At The Races"
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Puzzle: Bow + Chain Links -- B + Awl 
Answer: "Bowling Ball"

Puzzle: Br + Eye + Ton-Weight -- Bee + Ch
Answer: "Breton Beach"

Puzzle: B + Eye -- Hook -- Oar -- B + Eye (needle) -- Kr + Hook 
Answer: "By Hook Or By Crook"

Puzzle: Bee + 4 of diamons -- Ewe -- GO Light
Answer: "Before You Go"
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Puzzle: Cot + Ton-Weight -- Can + DEE
Answer: "Cotton Candy"
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Puzzle: Deuce + Bee + Oar + Knot + Bee 
Answer: "To Be Or Not To Be"

Puzzle: D + Hay + Ni + Shh Lips -- P + Ace + Tree 
Answer: "Danish Pastry"
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Puzzle: Ewe + Deer + Golf-tee -- R + Hat 
Answer: "You Dirty Rat"
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Puzzle: F + Hay + T + Awl -- M + Hissing Snake + T + Hay + K 
Answer: "Fatal Mistake"
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Puzzle: Grr + Hand + Mas -- Shh Lips + Awl 
Answer: "Grandmas Shawl"

Puzzle: GO Light + Wing -- 4 of diamonds -- BR + Hoe + K 
Answer: "Go For Broke"
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Puzzle: Ham -- Lightbulb that is on -- R + Eye 
Answer: "Ham On Rye"

Puzzle: Hay + Ear + E -- M + Oar + Gun
Answer: "Harry Morgan"

Puzzle: Hissing Snake + Ten Of Hearts + Bull -- Tears + Key
Answer: "Istanbul Turkey"
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Puzzle: Inn sign + D + Inn sign -- W + Oar -- P + Hay + Nt 
Answer: "Indian War Paint"

Puzzle: Inn sign + Can + T + Hay + Arrows pointing to chin 
Answer: "Incantation"
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Puzzle: Key + N + Hoe + T -- S + Mountain peak + Apple Core 
Answer: "Keynote Speaker"
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Puzzle: L + Hook + Ink -- 4 of diamonds -- The -- F + Axe 
Answer: "Looking For The Facts"
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Puzzle: Microphone + Awl -- Jack of spades + Sun 
Answer: "Michael Jackson"
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Puzzle: N + Ants + Y -- S + Inn Sign + Knot + Man Saying RAH
Answer: "Nancy Sinatra"

Puzzle: N + Hoe -- N + Lightbulb ON + Pile of pennies 
Answer: "No Nonsense"
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Puzzle: O + Pin -- Bee + Tray + Awl 
Answer: "Open Betrayal"

Puzzle: Oar + Deer -- Inn Sign -- The -- Apple Core + T 
Answer: "Order In The Court"
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Puzzle: P + Hay + Ton-Weight -- P + Ace 
Answer: "Peyton Place"
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Puzzle: Shirt Collar + Ring -- B + Hook 
Answer: "Coloring Book"

Puzzle: Shh Lips + Ear -- N + Lightbulb ON + Pile of pennies 
Answer: "Sheer Nonsense"

Puzzle: Sun + Knee -- L + Hissing Snake + Ton-Weight
Answer: "Sonny Liston"
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Puzzle: The + Shirt Collar -- Light Bulb OFF -- Mo +  Knee
Answer: "The Color Of Money"

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                             5. Prize List
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   In each round, there are 11 prizes,but there are also three WILD 
cards, which match with any other card. The prizes in each round are as 
follows:

     Round 1         Round 2         Round 3       Bonus Round
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|  Mink Coat    |  Water Skis   |  House Boat   |  Fiero        |
|  Ring         |  Books        |  BBQ          |  Volvo        |
|  Motorcycle   |  Brass Bed    |  Ski Trip     |  Tempo        |
|  Spa          |  Clock        |  Lawnmower    |  Miata        |
|  Speedboat    |  Wallpaper    |  Pool         |  Grand Prix   |
|  Piano        |  Microwave    |  CDs          |  LeBaron      |
|  VCR          |  Rug          |  BMX Bike     |  Laser        |
|  China        |  Surfboard    |  Patio Set    |  BMW 328i     |
|  TV           |  Tea Set      |  Jet Ski      |               |
|  Sofa         |  Watch        |  Scuba Gear   |               |
|  Asian Trip   |  Golf Clubs   |  Range        |               |
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    I hope this FAQ helps with playing the game Classic Concentration 
for the NES. If you have any questions on my FAQ, please contact me at 
eagle25_100@yahoo.com. Thank you for reading my second FAQ.
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                                                (c) Raging_DemonTEN 2002