Stinkers – Deal or No Deal, Nintendo DS

Genre:  Game Show
Platform:  Nintendo DS

I love game shows.  I am a sucker for the Game Show Network and BUZZR.  It really doesn’t matter the age or content of the show, I will sit and watch it.  I also really like Deal or No Deal.  The premise is fairly simple.  You pick a case and hope that it has $1,000,000 in it.  Throughout the game, you pick other cases that have other values in them.  Between rounds, the host talks to the banker, who makes you an offer for your case.  If you want to risk it and keep going, you can.  If you like his offer and just want to run away with that money, you do.  Nearly every time, people get too greedy and end up busted.

So naturally, I picked up this game.  I had a lot of fun with it, at least the first few games.  It was just like the TV show, Howie Mandel and all.  But then I noticed something.  It was a pattern.  And it destroyed the (video) game for me forever.  You see, this game has a big flaw and I can’t believe that the developers didn’t see it.  If you’ve not played this game and intend to, hit your back button now.

The critical error is that the $1,000,000 is always in the same case.  Every single time.  This takes away all of the fun.  The company that made this came out with a second “special version” of the game, but the damage was already done for me and I didn’t want to buy it.  It’s too bad because I really had fun before I noticed it.

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