ABS-CBN’s newest game show: 1 vs. 100
July 31, 2007
Are you ready for the "mob?"
ABS-CBN released teaser clips announcing their newest game show — without mentioning the actual title — but it's obvious that the Endemol game show "1 vs. 100" is it.
1 vs. 100 is a TV game show originally produced by Endemol, a Netherlands-based TV production company. They are also the brains behind other shows such as Fear Factor, Deal or No Deal, and (Pinoy) Big Brother.
See the teaser clip and read more details about the game show after the jump.
As of today, however, there are no details yet when the show will start airing, who is hosting it, and whether it will be following the original Dutch format or the US format.
This is how the US format of "1 vs. 100" goes, according to Wikipedia:
A single player competes against one hundred contestants, nicknamed the "mob", in answering a series of trivia questions, each of which is presented in a multiple-choice format (A,B,C) with three possible answers.
Each question is assigned a dollar value, as shown on the table, right. Each of the mob members individually answer the question pressing one of three buttons located in front of them. Then the player must also answer the question. If the player answers incorrectly, then she or he is eliminated and receives none of the prize pool. The remaining mob members who answered correctly then will share the prize among themselves. If the player answers correctly, then any mob member who answers incorrectly is eliminated from the game. The prize pool increases by the value of the question, multiplied by the number of mob members who have been eliminated.
The player has a choice to (1) risk his/her prize pool by continuing to play against the mob or to (2) exit the game and take home the money accumulated, unlike most other versions of the show, including the original Dutch version. (Usually presented as "The money…or the mob?")
If the player eliminates all 100 members of the mob by the final question, the player receives the top prize of $1,000,000. The further along a player goes, the harder the questions get.
Here is ABS-CBN's teaser clip on the unnamed game show (but there's no doubt this is "1 vs. 100"):
And here's a sample clip from the US edition of "1 vs. 100":
So are you ready for the mob? Or do you want to be a part of the mob?
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