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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 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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       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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