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Lifespan: September 1983 - September 1984
Host: Geoff Edwards
Announcer: Kevin McMahon
Produced by: JM Productions

Front Game Rules

The contestant podiumsTwo players, or teams of two, competed. In each round, host Edwards asked a two-choice video game question. Buzzing in with the right answer earned the right to choose which arcade game of five available would be played for that round. (One of the games was called the "Mystery Game" and if selected, that player/team won a prize.) At that point, each player (teams would nominate one member to play) had 50 seconds to play that game, or until that player got a Game Over. The points that the player scored on that game was added to his score.

It's more than Pac-Man, it's Pac-Man Plus!The second round was played in identical fashion. The leader after two rounds got to advance to the "Name the Game Board", where he/they tried to identify screenshots from four different arcade games. Each screenshot had two choices. The player/team won a prize for getting either three or four correct answer. In the third round, one final game was played for 40 seconds, and the player with the most points at the end of the round won a prize and advanced to the bonus round.

End Game Rules

The score to beat in the bonus roundThe winner now chose between the two remaining games on the stage, and had 30 seconds to either match or beat an average set by 20 or so audience members who had played the game for the same interval of time. If successful, the player/team won the grand prize: Their own arcade game.

Loogaroo Looks it Over

This show was a video gamer's paradise. I love how the game is fully centered around the arcade, from the questions about arcade games to the scores of each game being used to determine the contestants' scores. The meet-or-beat challenge in the bonus round was fair enough, and the prize suited the show perfectly - who among us have loved to have our own version of Q*Bert or Crystal Castles in our homes? Geoff Edwards seems to really enjoy his time here, and obviously this show grew on him - he still plays video games to this day. (At least, he did last time I talked to him.)


Gameplay: 3 pts.
Host: 3 pts.
Presentation: 2 pts.
Execution: 2 pts.
Total Score: 10 pts.

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