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Press Your Luck

Post by tepples » Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:03 pm

I covered two songs from the 1980s game show Press Your Luck in FamiTracker.

1. Title
2. Big Board

Identify the Easter egg in Big Board to win a cookie.
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Re: Press Your Luck

Post by Myask » Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:43 pm

[educated-guess] Is it "hit bass when Whammy hilit" for one of the board configurations? If so, is it one of the five Michael Larson board configurations?

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Re: Press Your Luck

Post by tepples » Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:11 pm

Clue 1 of 3: It's not related to Michael Larson or the light pattern. I don't think the beeps in PYL's Big Board theme are even synchronized to the light pattern. Nor, to my knowledge, do their pitches (D, E, G, B♭, D, A♭, F, C, E♭, D, B, A, C♯, E, F♯, A) have any import.

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Re: Press Your Luck

Post by tepples » Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:18 am

Clue 2 of 3: The Big Board is a 6x5-cell grid, of which only the 18 spaces on the perimeter are used. The unused 4x3 cells in the center are used to show the contestant's face.

A Power Pad also has 4x3 cells. What else does, across all Nintendo cartridge-based home consoles?

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Re: Press Your Luck

Post by Myask » Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:13 pm

tepples wrote:Clue 2 of 3: The Big Board is a 6x5-cell grid, of which only the 18 spaces on the perimeter are used. The unused 4x3 cells in the center are used to show the contestant's face.

A Power Pad also has 4x3 cells. What else does, across all Nintendo cartridge-based home consoles?
The wii menucartridge-based
the DS home screen's "active menu" cells, 5x6(not equal) with 3x4 squares for the "main" menu items" home console
…I don't think you mean the 12 buttons of the SNES, as that's not "4x3 cells" but 12x1.
The N64's controller wires are 3, of which there are 4 ports, but I have no idea how to render it musically.

I don't think I know.

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Re: Press Your Luck

Post by tepples » Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:50 pm

Clue 3 of 3: You want to stop on the blue Whammy when it says "quack".

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Re: Press Your Luck

Post by tepples » Mon Jun 20, 2016 1:02 pm

Answer: The Big Board theme was mashed up with the music from "Mole Patrol" in Super Scope 6. Not only does Mole Patrol.spc (listen) sound reminiscent of the Big Board, but even the moles reportedly look like the Whammy.

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