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    The Price is Right FAQs
    Version 0.1
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    Update History:
    version 0.1: FAQ started with a few pricing games and the like.
    SECTION 1: The Table of Contents
    Before I get to the table of contents, I would like to mention that to search
    for a particular pricing game, hit ctrl+F and search for the subsection for
    your particular pricing game using the four digit code that goes along with
    that section.
    SECTION A: Getting Started: An Introduction
    SECTION B: Contestant's Row
    SECTION C: Your Pricing Game
    Sub-section 1: Hole in One...  ...or Two!  [001]
    Sub-section 2: Plinko [002]
    Sub-section 3: Cliff Hanger [003]
    Sub-section 4: Golden Road [004]
    Sub-section 5: Shell Game [005]
    Sub-section 6: Clock Game [006]
    Sub-section 7: Punch-A-Bunch [007]
    Sub-section 8: Money Game [008]
    Sub-section 9: 3 Strikes [009]
    SECTION D: Showcase Showdown
    SECTION E: The Showcase
    SECTION F: Party Mode
    SECTION G: Contact Me
    SECTION H: Special Thanks
    SECTION I: Legal Information
    SECTION J: Planned Updates
    SECTION A: Getting Started: An Introduction
    Information on this section has my special thanks to a site called A Salute to
    Game Shows, available here: http://game-shows.chris-place.com.
    The Price is Right began on November 26, 1956 on NBC.   That's right - NBC, not
    CBS.  Way back then, Bill Cullen was the host of The Price is Right, and Don
    Pardo (and later Johnny Gilbert when the show moved to ABC) was the announcer.
    Back then, the show was made in New York City.  But, the game still was about
    pricing merchandise items, and being the closest one to the manufacturer's
    suggested retail price of the item without going over was still the object of
    the game.
    In the 50's version, there were two kinds of "Contestants' Row"-style bids.
    The first one was like today's Contestants' Row, where each person gets one bid
    on getting as close to the actual retail price without going over.  The other
    style of bidding was "open bidding", where each contestant bid, and then the
    next bid, etc., etc., etc., until someone froze the bidding, believing that the
    next guess would put them over.
    On this version, the person who won the most money came back on the next day's
    A weekly occurrence on this version of The Price is Right was a home viewer
    contest.  In that, home viewers mailed in their bid on a showcase of prizes.
    While Bill Cullen was hosting, there were a lot of guest hosts here and there,
    hosting for some reason or another.  These guest hosts were Jack Clark, Bob
    Kennedy, Johnny Gilbert, Sonny Fox, Sam Levenson, Merv Griffin, Robert Q.
    Lewis, Jack Narz, Arlene Francis, and Don Pardo.  (Note: When Robert Q. Lewis
    was guest hosting once, Bill Cullen actually played the game)
    The Price is Right moved to ABC from NBC in September 1963.   With this move,
    they introduced a weekly celebrity guest, who played for home viewers or
    members of the studio audience.  On September 3, 1965, The Price is Right went
    off the air, being replaced by a talk show called The Young Set.
    The Price is Right made a successful return to television on CBS on September
    4, 1972.  This version was completely overhauled, but the emphasis still
    remained on pricing merchandise items.  In this version, Bob Barker hosted the
    show, and Johnny Olson was the announcer (after Johnny Olson's death, Rod Roddy
    became the announcer).  There was also another edition of this version that way
    syndicated that ran in the evenings once a week.  This was hosted by Dennis
    This version of The Price is Right is the version that you can still catch at
    11 AM Eastern, 10 AM Central.  However, originally, the show was only a half
    hour.   Then, you had three pricing games, and the top two winners went to the
    showcase.   On November 3, 1975, The Price is Right became a full hour - in
    other words, "The Fabulous 60-Minute Price is Right".  This is also when the
    showcase showdown with its big wheel was added.
    On September 9, 1985, and running until September 5, 1986, The Price is Right
    lived again in syndication, this time every day.  This was essentially Bob
    Barker's daytime version in its original format, with Tom Kennedy as host.   No
    showcase showdowns, and a half hour long.
    The Price is Right was revived in syndication for a third time with The New
    Price is Right on September 12, 1994.  It featured Doug Davidson (from The
    Young and the Restless) as host, and Burton Richardson from Arsenio Hall as the
    announcer.  The set was very modernized, and the format changed.   In this
    version, there was no contestants' row.  The contestants were called directly
    out of the audience just like on the regular show, but went straight up to the
    stage to play a pricing game.
    Since this was a half-hour show, there were only three games, thus three
    contestants.   Since there was only one showcase, only one contestant could
    play.  In this version, the Showcase Showdown round was called "The Price Was
    Right".   It featured an old commercial, and people had to guess what the price
    was for those items.  The nearest one wins.  On some episodes, they did use the
    wheel.   It is believed that they used the wheel on these episodes only because
    they didn't have enough material for "The Price Was Right".
    The showcase for this version was much like "Range Game".   The contestant
    stopped the range when he or she believed that the price of the showcase was in
    the range.
    This version of The Price is Right ended January 27, 1995.
    While all this was going on, Bob Barker's Price is Right kept on going.   In
    1998, The Price is Right celebrated its 5,000th show.   On the 5,000th show, it
    was announced that CBS Television City's Studio 33 would be renamed "The Bob
    Barker Studio".
    Bob Barker retired as host of the daytime version of The Price is Right on June
    15th, 2007, and the show ran reruns until October 15th, 2007 when Drew Carey
    took over as host.
    The Price is Right is the longest-running game show in TV history, and we hope
    to see it for many, many more years.
    SECTION B: Contestant's Row
    When you first start the game, you will be asked to input your avatar's name
    and appearence, much like you create a Mii for the first time.  Don't worry if
    you get things wrong here as you can go back later to either add more
    characters or to edit your current ones.  Parts can be unlocked with each
    pricing game win, so you can add on additional parts for your character.
    After you finish customizing, head into the single player mode where you have
    two options, 3 strikes or classic.  Three strikes is just what it sounds like,
    you would have three tries at contestants row before the game is over.  Classic
    mode is played out exactly on TV.  In either case, it is presented as if you
    are selected among the first four contestants.  Your exact positioning is
    random, so bidding strategies are important regardless of your position.  Now
    there is a list of items to bid on, and the one chosen is completely random.
    I, in this FAQ, will not go into the exact prices for each of the items, but I
    will list them:
    - His and hers diamond watch
    - Collection of Coolers
    - Sapphire pendant necklace
    - Pair of blackberry's
    - Computerized fitness bike
    - 34" HDTV
    - Framed artwork
    - Home theater system
    - Garden shed
    - 4 One ounce gold bars(price determined at the time of game development)
    - Pair of surfboards
    - Cedar shed playhouse
    - 14K gold golf bracelet
    - Pair of table lamps
    - 14K gold tennis bracelet
    - Cookware
    - Picnic table
    - Night vision package
    - Pearl toggle necklace
    - Binoculars
    - SatNav
    - Inline skating set
    SECTION C: Your Pricing Game
    After your win at contestants row, you will be asked to play a pricing game.
    The pricing game itself will be random, but I will list each one in a random
    order. All games completed will unlock an accessory and archival footage from
    past Price is Right episodes.
    Sub-section 1: Hole in One... Or Two [001]
    Now this game is pretty simple, make a putt into a hole like in mini-golf.
    Lines are placed at certain intervals to mark potential putting points in the
    course.  To get closer to the hole, a player must put in order products from
    the least expensive to the most expensive, and if successful, a $500 bonus is
    waiting for you.  If you miss your first shot, don't worry because you will
    have a second shot from the same position.
    Strategy: There is no real strategy here.  If you can, just put the products in
    order, keeping in mind that some products are deceptive on price, and make the
    arrow line up with the hole.  If you don't get it on the first try, don't worry
    you still have the second shot.
    Unlocks: hair
    Archival Footage: A Barker Beauty is seen putting the ball with its course
    fully intending on missing the hole.  Suddenly, the ball swerves into the hole.
    Bob, in disbelief, goes and inspects the green and finds a groove in the green.
    Sub-section 2: Plinko [002]
    You start out with one chip, with a chance to win four more by correctly
    guessing if the first number of a price of a item is correct, or the last
    number.  After the mental work is over, you go up to the plinko board to drop
    your chips to try to land on the $10,000 space for a chance to win $50,000.
    Strategy: The only mental work is guessing the price of the items.  Once you
    secured the chips, you only need to land on the $10,000 space once, and the
    game will count it as a win, regardless of the final result.
    Unlocks: Shoes
    Archival Footage: A contestant is in disbelief after finding out that she is
    playing Plinko.  The disbelief continues throughout the game.
    Sub-section 3: Cliff Hanger [003]
    Meet Hans. He is climbing a mountain of dollars, 25 of them to be exact.  Your
    job is to keep Hans from falling off by correctly guessing the prices of three
    items.  If you are off, Hans climbs the mountain one space for each dollar that
    you are off.  If he stays on the mountain after you guess the three items, you
    Strategy: No real strategy here.  Just keep Hans on the mountain.
    Unlocks: hair piece
    Archival Footage: A player has guessed wrong.  As Hans climbs the mountain,
    Drew and the player dance to the catchy tune.
    Sub-section 4: The Golden Road [004]
    You are given the price of an item that is two digits long, less than one
    dollar.  One of those two digits is the first number to a prize that is three
    digits long.  If correct, then the three digit card is used to determine the
    hundreds digit on a four digit prize. If correct still, then that card will be
    used to determine the hundreds digit of the final prize.  Choose correctly, and
    you beaten the Golden Road.
    Strategy: This takes a lot of luck.  Probablities are a factor in the later
    parts of the game.
    Unlocks: glasses
    Archival Footage: a contestant is in excessive celebration after coming from
    Contestants Row.
    Sub-section 5: Shell Game [005]
    You are given the task of finding a ball in one of four shells. To increase
    your chances of winning, a player must guess if the price of a given item is
    higher or lower than the displayed price.  If guessed correctly, a chip is
    placed beside the shell that the player thinks contains the ball.  If they pick
    the correct shell, then the player will win a bonus prize.  Place a chip on all
    for shells, then you can select which shell contains a ball for a $1000 bonus.
    Strategy: This takes a lot of practice.  If you are unfamilar with slight of
    hand techiques, then this game may get difficult.
    Unlocks: Shoes
    Archival Footage: A refridgerator door wouldn't remain shut during the prize
    Sub-section 6: Clock Game [006]
    The game is actually played with two prizes, one at a time.  Players are
    required to guess the actual retail price of an item within 30 seconds, within
    prompts by the host(or Rich Fields in the game) of lower or higher if the price
    is actually lower or higher than the price of the item.  If the player gets the
    first item, a second item is offered for guessing within the remaining time of
    the original 30 seconds.  Guess both prizes correctly, then you get a bonus.
    Strategy: This is actually one of my better games.  The trick here is that all
    of the prizes are within hundreds of dollars, or less than $999.  The trick
    here is to secure the hundreds digit first, THEN the tens and ones. To do this,
    set the price to one hundred dollars, and if the game says higher, add a
    hundred until the game says lower.  Rinse and repeat for the tens, except if
    you reach 9.  That should be an indicator that the prize is actually, for
    example, $69x.  Now do the same for the ones, bearing in mind the Tens rule.
    The first item should take around 15 seconds and the same for the second item
    if you keep these tips in mind.
    Unlocks: glasses
    Archival Footage: A contestant is seen hugging Bob after a win in a pricing
    Sub-section 7: Punch-A-Bunch [007]
    The game is played for up to $25,000. A player answers higher or lower pricing
    questions about four items with each correct answer earning a punch on a five
    by ten punchboard.  The contestant then punches holes into the proper number of
    spaces on the board each containing a slip of paper with an amount of money
    written on it.  Rich then reveals the prizes, from the first one punched,
    giving you the option of keeping that prize, or continuing on with the reveal
    until you have no more slips.  The game is over if the player quits, has won
    the top prize, or reaches the last of their slips, in that case, they must keep
    that amount.
    There is actually slips that read "Second Chance", four of them.  If a player
    found one, the player punched an additional hole and what ever was found in
    there is added to the player's previous total.
    Strategy: There is no real strategy here.  Just try to get through the prizes
    with as many punches as possible.  When punching the board, I found that a
    medium cluster of punches centered near one of the sides of the board yields
    the best results, although the distribution of prizes is completely random.
    Unlocks: Pants
    Archival Footage: Drew instructs a contestant on how to punch the punchboard.
    Sub-section 8: Money Game [008]
    The top prize in the game is a car.  You are given the third digit in a five
    digit price of the car and you are shown nine pairs of two digit numbers, with
    one pair being the first two digits of the price of the car, another being the
    last two digits of the price of the car, and the remaining seven pairs
    concealing dollar signs, representing the money that the contestant can win.
    The game is over when either the full price of the car is revealed, or the
    money column is filled in.
    Strategy: It is all about probablities here. Think about the car in question
    and make a reasonable guess at its price.
    Unlocks: Shorts
    Archival Footage: Two women wearing identical shirts are singing a song to Bob
    in Contestants Row.  Are they sisters?
    Sub-section 9: 3 Strikes [009]
    The player is shown eight disks, five white ones with digits to sigify the
    price of the car, and three red ones marked with an X - a strike.  The disks
    are placed into a bag and shuffled, and the player blindly draws a disk from
    the bag.  If a white one is drawn, the player then guesses where in the price
    of the car the digit that is on the disk goes to.  A correct guess removes the
    disk from play. Draw a strike, the disk is removed from play, and a strike is
    added to your tally.
    To finish the game, you must either draw the full price of the car correctly,
    or draw three strikes, in which case, you win nothing.
    Strategy: The draws are pretty much random, so go with your gut if you manage
    to draw a white disk.
    Unlocks: Glasses
    Archival Footage: A man spins on the floor after winning.
    SECTION D: Showcase Showdown
    Regardless of your result in the pricing game, you get to spin the big wheel.
    There are two other CPU players who will go ahead of you here to give you an
    amount to beat with your spin or a combination of two spins.
    Other than that, it plays out just like on TV.  Earn a dollar, you get a $1,000
    and a bonus spin. In that bonus spin, land on the green sections you get a
    $10,000 bonus while landing on $1.00 will earn you $25,000.  If tied, you go
    into a spinoff until the tie is broken.
    To control your spin, move the left stick up then down.  The speed that you do
    this will determine the power of your spin.  Holding the left stick up at the
    peak of the "back swing", for lack of a better term, will not yield the same
    results as a direct up and down motion.  Do keep in mind that the wheel MUST
    make one complete revolution or else it won't count.
    SECTION E: The Showcase
    You made it. This is the big one.  The Showcase full of beautiful prizes to bid
    The position of top winner appears to be random, [I generally have a top winner
    position appearance roughly 66% of the time] so don't feel too bad if you don't
    get to decide if you going to bid or pass the first showcase.
    It will play out similar to as seen on TV.  You will be presented with a
    showcase of three items to bid on.  If you are in the top winner's position,
    you will have the option of bidding the first showcase that they present, or
    passing it along to the other player and taking the other showcase.  These
    showcases appear to be random, but a list has been compiled as to what is in
    them.  Like in section B, I will not give out prices for the showcases.
    - 1,000 cash, Bahamas trip, trailer
    - Range, kayak, 2007 Chrysler 300
    - Cold stone ice cream, dining set, snow mobile
    - DVD player, scooter, 2007 Ford Fusion
    - Chipotle stuff, dining room set, jet ski
    - Garden tools, pool table, Chevy HHR
    - Year's supply of bread, dining wear, plasma TV
    - Dining room set, shaved ice, Fiji trip
    - The Doors CD collection, refridgerator/TV combo, Monte Carlo coupe
    - Bed set, alarm system, hot tub
    - Home gym, Acapulco trip, ski boat
    - Recliner, Hawaii trip, Dodge Magnum
    - Dining room set, dish set, piano
    - Ferrari accessory set, wine refridgerator, Tuscany trip
    - Range, motorcycle, Ford Mustang
    - Sofa, bathtub, 2 motorcycles
    - Range, bed, trailer
    - Refridgerator/fireplace, jukebox, bathtub
    SECTION F: Party Mode
    If you have multiple people, say up to four, you can all get in on the action.
    The Price is Right offers a multiplayer mode that supports up to four players.
    Each player must have a avatar(either created, see section A, or selected from
    one of the guest icons).  Multiple controllers can be supported, however, you
    must have the exact number of controllers as you do players(4 in a four person
    game), or you can pass along a single controller.
    Playing in party mode is a bit different than either of the single player
    modes, because only the people who are involved in the game are in contestants
    row(No CPUs).  Your multiplayer experiences will vary based on the number of
    players playing the game.
    For 2 players, you both play one round of contestants row with the winner
    playing one pricing game, then both players advance to the Showcase.  Whoever
    earns the most money wins the game.
    Three players is the same as the two player game, EXCEPT, there is one
    additional round of Contestant's Row with the top winner making it to the
    showcase while the other two spin it out in the Showcase Showdown
    Four players is identical to the three player game, EXCEPT there is one more
    additional round of Contestant's Row.  The top winner gets a pass to the
    Showcase while the second and third place finishers spin it out at the Showcase
    SECTION G: Contact Me
    I can be reached by email at Sanjihimura42@gmail.com.  If you do e-mail me, put
    in the subject, "The Price is Right FAQ", or else it will otherwise meet my
    spam filter.  Any requests to host the FAQ should bear the subject, "The Price
    is Right FAQ - Host".  Please allow up to 24 hours for me to get back at you if
    you do go through the proper channels.
    SECTION H: Special Thanks
    I would like to thank:
    - Ludia Inc for making my dreams come true in making a Price is Right game for
    the Playstation 3.
    - GameFAQs for being the most valuable resource in the world of video games.
    - My parents who are advid fans of the game show
    - Mark Goodson and Bill Todman for creating nearly 60 years of television
    greatness, although most Americans will only remember 40.
    - Bob Barker for his many years as host of the Price is Right
    - Drew Carey for picking up where Bob left off.
    - sth26307 for providing the Showcase and Contestant's Row lists as seen on
    this FAQ.
    SECTION I: Legal Information
    This guide is copyrighted 2012 by Sanji Himura and is intended to be consumed
    by private home use.  Any attempt to commercialize this product is strictly
    prohibited, and will be pursued by local law enforcement.
    The Price is Right, and all related properties is copyright by FremantleMedia,
    2012.  No infringement of copyright is intended.
    The Price is Right the video game, is copyrighted by Ludia in association with
    Ubisoft.  No intention of copyright infringement is intended.
    As of this version, the only sites allowed to host this FAQ:
    GameFAQs(in its .txt form)
    You may always grab the latest version, if you have permission of course, from
    GameFAQs, or my personal site which will host a .pdf form of the FAQ.  Address
    coming soon.
    SECTION J: Planned Updates
    The next version of this guide should include more pricing games like Master
    Key and Half Off.

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