The Price Is Right
"Come On Down!!!" - It's the famous
catch phrase which Aussie and global audiences have enjoyed over
many years - with an overadundance of excitement and excessively
The Australian version pretty much follows
the standard game play of the original American version - with
the exception of the show case round.
Four contestants are randomly selected from
the audiences and asked to "come on down!" to the stage.
Three games are played during the course of the show (before the
show case round). Prior to each game - the four contestants are
asked to guess the price of a particular good which is up on offer
as a prize. The player which most closely predicts the true price
(without exceeding the real price) is presented with that prize
and goes on to play the pricing game.
There have been a large number of different
pricing games over the years - and they appear in different combinations
during the course of each show (for pictures and summaries of
these games - click here).
Again - they all tend to follow the rules of the US versions.
If the contestant successfully completes the requirements of that
pricing game - they win the prize associated with it.
After each game - the spot vacated by the
last playing contestant is filled by another from the audience.
After the three games played - the two players
who earned the highest value of prizes go on to play for the show
Show Case Round
Unlike the US version - contestants are granted the chance
to play for the show case by guessing the total price of the show
case on offer. The host provides a price range - and the two contestants
rattle off guesses - being prompted as to whether there guess
is higher or lower than the real price. The player which first
matches the correct price goes for the loot! This ain't easy -
as then they must rate all the individual prizes (of which there
are seven) in order of price from lowest to highest. Needless
to say - the show case doesn't go off that often.
Fast and furious - a truly winning formula
which always manages to come back time and time again. Simply
I must acknowledge Brendan
Richards and Edy Syquer for
their assistance in providing information for this page.