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The Price is Right 2010 Edition - Nintendo Wii
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61 of 66 people found the following review helpful
on October 8, 2009
Platform for Display: Nintendo Wii
I waited to get TPIR 2010 edition after reading good reviews about the previous edition.

Let's break it down:

Graphics: Nothing special. It appears that this game, along with Press Your Luck and Family Feud 2010 all have the same basic graphics. Good but not great.

Fun: I really enjoyed the pricing games for actual products- and actual video from the game show. My only complaint is me wanting to be more accurate in the pricing games- for instance they show you a bag of IAMS cat food and ask you to price it. I have 2 cats- I know cat food, but I didn't know what size bag they were talking about, and ended up being way off in the price. It is minor details like that that can be a bit frustrating, especially if you consider yourself a pretty good shopper!
I played this game alone and with my husband. If you play alone you get two options: three strikes mode and classic mode.
Classic Mode takes you through an entire game show. So, if you don't get off contestants row the first time, you have 5 more chances. I preferred Classic mode.
Three Strikes Mode: In 3 strikes, you go through multiple segments of shows until you get "3 strikes" It was a little confusing at first, and then I just found that the game dragged on. With classic mode, there was a definite end point- so if I had dinner on the stove or a dog to walk, I could plan on it "after the show" Whereas with 3 strikes, you keep playing and playing and playing.... I honestly got burned out playing 3 strikes mode.
Party Mode is the mode you play with up to 3 other players. One of you wins, does a pricing game, and then back to contestants row you go! Fun, and it can get competitive, but nothing to write home about.

Overall, it's a decent game. It's not a game I could play for hours on end, but every once in awhile, it could be fun. This is also a really easy game to share with other couples on game nights, etc.
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45 of 50 people found the following review helpful
on October 9, 2009
Platform for Display: Nintendo WiiVerified Purchase
I own both The Price is Right and the new 2010 version, and while there are some definite improvements over the original, there are several changes that I'm not sure are for the better.

In the original, you choose between 8 different avatars, and I never found one that really fit me. (The brunette avatar's cheer is somewhere between a too-happy band conductor and Calista Flockhart having a seizure -- it's not pretty.) In 2010, you choose between 16 avatars, and if you choose to save your profile, you can customize that avatar's hair and clothing. There is some hair and clothing available when you start; the rest you unlock in single player mode. This is a definite improvement over the original; at least there is some variety.

The graphics are improved as well; the set looks more impressive and the players aren't quite as annoying. You're still limited by the Wii's capabilities, so it's not a big difference, but I like it better.

Other than unlocking new hair and clothing, single player mode is unchanged from the original. You still have classic mode and three strikes mode, and you still unlock video clips. However, all of the video clips were repeats from the original, which was a big disappointment for me but makes sense for new players who don't have the original. The new pricing games do open up new videos though. It's also become a lot easier to unlock them; you simply play the game, go through the showcase, spin the wheel.

Multiplayer is where the biggest difference comes from. If your guests don't have a profile set up, they can play any of the 16 choices in their original clothes -- but they can't name them. You are Player3 for the duration of the game. You can, however, use multiple Wiimotes, but it has to be the same number of Wiimotes as players; you can't have 2 Wiimotes and have 4 players. As far as gameplay is concerned, the original had one Contenstant's Row then all of the players get to play a pricing game. Now, you have Contestant's Row, the winner plays a pricing game, another Contestant's Row, the winner plays one of the remaining pricing game, then one last Contestant's Row. I realize this makes the game more realistic, but it also means your good-at-pricing friend can play all three pricing games if he wins all three Contestant's Row appearances. And of course, if you're playing 4 players (as we usually do), one person will never play a pricing game. I'm not a big fan of this version. To add to the realism, the person with the highest score at the end of the pricing games doesn't have to spin the wheel; they automatically go on to the showcase, and everyone else spins for the other spot.

As before, Contestant's Row and the Showcase Showdown features real clips from the series. The improvement here is more realistic pricing. The showcases seem a lot more expensive from the original, but at least you're bidding on the 2009 line of cars instead of 2008 and 2007. As mentioned, and as was the difficulty in the original, they did not do a good job of showing you the size of the objects you're bidding on. It's a bag of dog/cat food, or a package of Chex Mix, or a bottle of Advil ... and you have no idea how big it is. On the show, at least contestants can see the item and make an educated guess; here, it's a video clip from a distance, and you can't read the size on the package.

There are new pricing games, as well as the ones from the original, which adds more variety. Other than graphics, the games are still the same, and that's okay overall. (There are a few games which didn't respond to the Wiimote very well in the original, like Pushover, and they still aren't perfected here.) The wheel is probably the biggest graphic improvement, as it looks more three-dimensional and impressive.

I haven't really decided which version I like better. There are pros and cons to both. New players should stick with the 2010 version, but I think players of the original should rent this one and see if it's worth the price.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on January 11, 2011
Platform for Display: Nintendo WiiVerified Purchase
I should have read some of the more in-depth user reviews. Although it has some mild similarity to The Price is Right show and online games, it is definitely not worthwhile as a multi-user game. I purchased it with the assumption that it would be good for family and friends game nights. Sadly it was not. When playing with multiple users you're confined to a minimal number of rounds (1 round per player, minus one - as the instructions word it.) Once you've reached the end you have to start all over to play again. For example, two of us are playing: We play the pricing game, then the individual game, then the showcase showdown. After that, the game is over. It's good as a single user game but what's the point in that? If I knew then, what I know now, I wouldn't pay more than $5 for this. Expect to see it in the discount bin at your local retailer in the near future.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on November 5, 2009
Platform for Display: Nintendo Wii
Awesome gaming experience! It's actually a big improvement over the previous version as the graphics are superior and the graphs are impressive. There are also twice as many games as in the previous version so it makes it all that much more interesting. Being a veteran gamer I can totally recommend TPIR 2010 to anyone!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on January 13, 2010
Platform for Display: Nintendo WiiVerified Purchase
This game is slow... slow loading each change of the game (bidding to mini-games, to showcase, etc.) The game overall is lame. I thought it would be a lot more fun than it is. The mini-games are few and not very challenging. The avatar selection is limited, the graphics are slow and cartoon-y (except for the mini-movie type product descriptions in some), and the gameplay itself is disappointing and just not worth the price. Really bummed about it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on May 24, 2010
Platform for Display: Nintendo Wii
First off I'd like to say it's insane that this was going for $40 for the Wii at one point. I bought it for the Playstation Network for $10 and I'm furious I even did that considering how incredibly bad the game is. If you don't win the first price round your game ends. It loads again. SLOWLY. Then if you don't win the first price round your game ends... AGAIN! Then the game loads again.. SLOWLY. Then if you FINALLY get to actually have a little bit of gameplay you are bombarded with ads for real products due to cheesy and blatant product placement. Then if you don't win that price game your game can also be over just as quick. It seems like no matter what you do in this game your game can be over in an instant without having ever done anything even remotely fun. You guess a couple of prices then you're wrong and then you're instantly done. All in all very boring and very frustrating. I only spent 10 dollars on it and I'm still upset because the game was a total waste. Avoid at all costs!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display: Nintendo WiiVerified Purchase
I love the Price is Right, but the game doesnt live up to the TV show. First off there is no appearance by Drew Carry in this game. You play a round very quickly and if you have a small number of players you dont even get to spin the wheel for your chance to be in the showcase. I was very disappointed in this game and I would recommend renting it before spending the money.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on August 26, 2011
Platform for Display: Nintendo Wii
This game is absolutely pathetic. It is slow loading, the prices are all over the place for products to guess on, and for the showcase showdown there are only like 4-5 programmed options. Having only 4-5 programmed showcase showdown options means that you can only play this (very quick) game 4-5 times before you memorize the prices and thus, the game is boring!!

This is pretty much one of the worst games I have ever played. It is absolutely pathetic, and I feel robbed by the makers of this game.

Like Drew Carey, this game ruins the whole Price is Right culture that I enjoyed in the past.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 11, 2010
Platform for Display: Nintendo WiiVerified Purchase
I love the Price is Right, I thought this would be a fun game. It is ok, but the load times are slow, avatars few and no visible host. I kept playing but it is a game I would not really recommend. The funniest thing in this game are the real time clips of products.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 6, 2010
Platform for Display: Nintendo Wii
This game is another cute TV show spin off idea but it's not going to keep anyone entertained for very long. I bought this with Family Feud and that game is much better. We played The Price is right twice and we're over it.
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