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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Deal or No Deal

I recently found out about this game show called Deal or No Deal (I know this game show has been around for quite sometime, but you know la... This is Malaysia). I had watched it once before on NTV7 but never quite understood it then because it was in Mandarin. So when I heard the name again recently, I decided to search for more information.

It seems like this is the 'easiest' game show yet. No super difficult questions. You don't need to have a strong stomach. And there's hardly any physical exertion. The only question you need to answer is "Deal or No Deal"? But for the Malaysian version, you will be asked a question before you can walk away with the cash prize, which ranges from 1sen to rm100,000. I've not seen the other versions so I am not too sure if there's any question involved besides "Deal or no deal". I did a brief search on the internet but nothing was mentioned about answering a question for the overseas versions.

Anyway, I managed to catch last Tuesday night's episode on NTV7 with the help of the subtitles, of course (because it is in Mandarin). Deal or No Deal is actually quite interesting. The question asked in that episode sounded something like this:
If you are standing in front of a ticket counter. On sale are tickets for Ekspres Rakyat, Senandung Langkawi, Senandung Malam and Ekspres Wau. What station are you standing in?

I found out that you can play the flash version of this game on the NBC website. I am actually hooked to this flash game right now. I have been playing the game for a few days now and on one occasion, I got this:
What I would have gotten on my Deal or No Deal session
Would you take the deal?

I had actually accepted an earlier deal, but the flash version, like the real game show, will actually let me 'continue', just to see what I would have gotten. I actually ended up with the choice of accepting the offer of USD355k or taking the risk (for either USD1 or USD1million). If you were given this choice, would you take the deal or go ahead and open the briefcase I had selected earlier - Briefcase 14?

If you have said NO DEAL (meaning open the briefcase I selected) and continued, you would have...
I got the USD1million briefcase
My briefcase actually had USD1million

...become a millionaire. But I'm happy with the deal I closed at USD317k. How I just wish it was for real...

Anyway, if the news about the English version in Malaysia is to be believed, I definitely want to sign up for it. But in the meantime, I guess we to live with the flash version first.

Oh ya... The answer to the question asked in the Mandarin edition is... You're at the TRAIN station.


Please leave your comments. There are 5 comment(s).

On 4/13/2007 11:30:00 AM Blogger Taiko said:
It's a popular game all over the world. If signing up is free, I want to participate too.
On 4/13/2007 02:54:00 PM Blogger adriantai said:
i think its FREE. i m going to ask around. will let you know when they have the one in English. if you're ok with Mandarin, you should actually join now since Mandarin version already started.
On 4/13/2007 08:46:00 PM Blogger The Editor - Neo Garfield said:
Adrian, I wouldnt gamble if I were you :P Probabilities say that you'll just end up losing money!

On 4/13/2007 10:58:00 PM Blogger ckchiam said:
my husband told me the US version is more 'kan cheong' compared to m'sia one. maybe due to the host of the show...
On 4/22/2007 06:31:00 PM Blogger adriantai said:
well, if there is no participant fee, i think there's really nothing much to lose. but if its between rm300k or rm1million or rm1... well... its luck, i guess.

i haven't really seen any other version besides the local mandarin one, so can't comment. but i would think they overseas one is more exciting. read from websites that the host makes it really fun.
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