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Why The Price is Right 2010 is So Wrong

Updated on January 9, 2017
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A "gamer" since way before the term was coined, I have been playing video games in one form or another since the late 1980's.

The Price is Right Wheel
The Price is Right Wheel | Source

Review of The Price Is Right 2010

The Price is Right is a popular TV game show that involves placing bids on prizes and attempting to make guesses as close to the "actual retail price" as possible to win them.

The Price Is Right 2010 is a video-game version of the popular CBS television show featuring many of the actual games played, such as Plinko and the Showcase Showdown.

Spinning the big wheel is also found in this game, but it is a far throw from that which is found in actual hour long experience.

The game can have up to four players at a time, but the layout of the sessions are quite quirky and oddly unsatisfying no matter how many people play.

The rest of this article will bring up a few more reasons for passing on this version of The Price is Right, as well as offer up some better versions of the game.

The Price is Right Las Vegas
The Price is Right Las Vegas | Source
The Price is Right Logo
The Price is Right Logo | Source

The Price is Right 2010 Starts Out on the Wrong Foot

To start with, the gameplay of the Price is Right 2010 tends to be slightly boring and short-lived. It takes about 10 minutes to play a session, which doesn't give the players a chance to truly compete.

You can only take part in three games per session, often leaving the lucky winner of the most cash-winning game as the overall champion.

Some games are worth tens-of-thousands of dollars (like the occasional car) and other come in at a mere $500. Sometimes, you can even win a couple of the competitive bidding games and get a ticket straight to the Showcase Showdown. It is easy for a player to sweep a series of sessions just for getting lucky and picking the better games available.

Bob Barker on The Price is Right Stage
Bob Barker on The Price is Right Stage | Source

Less Than Realistic Bidding in The Price is Right 2010

Discrepancies show up in the Showdown.

On another note, the bidding system is peculiar. There were more than a few occurrences where the bidding prices of the prizes were greatly different than expected. For long-time fans of the actual show, prices on things like cars and trips seem off by thousands of dollars compared to the aired show.

Also, the Showcase Showdown can contain items that add up to amounts largely different than you just bid on 20 minutes ago. A boat and a series of trips can add up to $23,000 in one session, but a car and a series of trips can add up to $45,000 in another.

Often times it is difficult to feel confident in any of your bids in the game, and even though that can seem like it would be great for people who aren't as good at these sorts of games, it's really a guessing game made for lucky people.

How Many Stars Would You Give The Price is Right 2010?

3 out of 5 stars from 1 rating of The Price is Right 2010

The Price is Right 2010 Gets a Thumbs Down

Price is Right 2010 is interesting for the first few tries, but after a while, gameplay gets repetitive and predictable.

There isn't much consistency in prices between sessions, and winning Showcases start feeling unsatisfying and very random.

While the game uses footage from the CBS show, there is no sign of Bob Barker or Drew Carey anywhere, removing some of the nostalgia factors for the Price is Right.

The Price is Right 2010 receives a 3/10. This edition gets boring very quickly and lacks real replay value because of the inconsistencies and lack of excitement. There are definitely better versions of this game available.

Alternatives to The Price is Right 2010

Below are a couple of versions of The Price is Right that are available and garnering much better overall ratings than the 2010 edition:

The Price is Right
The Price is Right

Developed for the Nintendo DS, this version has a lot of actual moments from the show and can be played by up to 4 people.

 
Price Is Right Decades - Xbox 360
Price Is Right Decades - Xbox 360

Enjoy playing live with others gamers via the XBox platform. Available modes include single player, multi-player local, multi-player online and Kinect.

 

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      Hal Gall 4 years ago from Bloomington, IN

      @favored: The good thing is that there are other versions of the game that get decent reviews. This one just happened to be a clunker.

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      I really do enjoy the actual game, but this review has helped in deciding whether or not to purchase the video game. Thanks.

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      TransplantedSoul 4 years ago

      My daughter is a big PIR fan - the original Barker series only. SHe got this game, and I agree, it was ok a few times, but did not really hold your attention beyond that.

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      Hal Gall 4 years ago from Bloomington, IN

      @ezbuysdirect: Me too. It was much better back then!

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      ezbuysdirect 4 years ago

      I remember watching the original Price is Right after school on the weekdays.

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