Post by germanname on Apr 26, 2015 20:46:27 GMT -5
I don't know if you know this, lousan92, but there are some episodes of the elder Spanish Wheel at Antena3's site for you to enjoy since you're registered there. I discovered them just now while looking for Spanish Wheel stuff.
Some really cool behind-the-scenes footage of the 9th anniversary, including an amusing puzzle from the all-Javi finals that says (translated) "My name is not Javier, my name is not Javier."
It's an Spanish song It's quite amazing because the day before the finals someone posted that song in La Ruleta's Facebook, telling them that they could use it as a puzzle.
About La Ruleta de la Fortuna... Well, I've watched one of both episodes. The game structure was the following: they played three rounds, one started by each player. The minimum value on the Wheel was 5,000 pesetas (30 €, today $32.77) and the maximum was 100,000 pesetas (600 €, $655.45). I'll look for the complete layout when I have enough time, but there was only one Bancarrota (Bankrupt) and Turno Pasa (Lose a Turn), and there was a wedge called Turno Extra that it wasn't hit during that episode but I guess that it's the same that the old Free Spin, which awarded one Free Spin every time it was hit, because in the Telecinco version there was a Comodín wedge that acted in this way. Vowels costed 25,000 pesetas (about 150 €, $163.86), but I was surprised since players were not tempted to buy them, in fact only one or two vowels (I don't remember exactly) were bought during all the show. In every round there were some prize wedges: one on R1 and R2 and two on R3 (all of them different), and prizes weren't added to the scoreboards. When landed, the player picked up them and called a consonant for the value under them.
After playing the three maingame rounds, there was a round for home viewers: the hostess recieved a celebrity and them spun the Wheel for the contestants that were called to their houses. The four prize wedges were on the Wheel during that round, and contestants continued calling consonants (and buying vowels if they wanted to) until they failed with the consonant that they called. In that case, they won what they had accumulated to their scoreboard. That was repeated until a home viewer solved the puzzle, who won the cash and prizes in their scoreboard plus 1,000,000 pesetas (6,000 €, $6,554.52). I didn't understand very well, but there was a Jackpot that I guess that home viewers would won if they solved the puzzle only themselves.
The show was quite strange for me, it was very different to the current Spanish version and to the American. But the most strange part for me was the Bonus Round. After the home viewers round, the maingame winner returned to the studio to play the BR. The hostess showed to the winner four possible prizes that she could win if she (in that case the winner was a woman) solved the puzzle. And she was told to choose directly for which prize would she play. After that, they showed her the bonus puzzle, and she could choose six consonants and a vowel. And only after choosing her letters, they gave her the category of the puzzle.
Last Edit: Apr 28, 2015 9:07:48 GMT -5 by lousan92
Thanks to a recent video I posted here recently, I know there was one that was like the 1991 layout whose link is posted above only some of the numbers were white.
Here's a video some of you may have seen already, but I'll post it anyway for those who haven't. As some international Wheel buffs such as myself may already know, part of Spain's 1991 sound and music package such as the puzzle introduction chimes, the correct letter bell, and the puzzle solve cue, originated on Germany's version.
This picture appears to be from a Wheel 2000 adaptation. The set looks just like the US Wheel 2000, and the Wheel has a "PRUEBA" wedge, which means "quiz".
Yes, it was the last version before La Ruleta de la Suerte, and it finished in 1998 (if I don't remember bad). It was a daytime version (just like nowadays, probably since 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M.), but the last episodes were aired at a very strange hour, from 8:30 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. because of the ratings. Of course, it was a version for kids, like Wheel 2000, although I don't remember much more... I was 5 or 6 at this moment But I'm so sure that under the "?" wedge there was a 5 space.
Last Edit: Apr 30, 2015 2:34:18 GMT -5 by lousan92
a question for lousan92: did you have to pay taxes on your winnings? and were you paid in real money? in Italy prizes are much bigger but they are heavily taxed and paid in specially minted gold tokens.
Moreover, they explain that they will add some new things, but they don't explain much about them. I'll translate to you what the news says: - A new wedge, Exprés, in which contestants will have 45 seconds to solve the puzzle (I bet that it will be the same as Wheel's Express, but they say that contestants will have 45 seconds to solve the puzzle). - A new feature, "Tú eliges" ("You choose"), that lets contestants to choose between two possibilities (they don't explain anything more, so I have no idea what it refers to). - "Canciones con pregunta" (songs with questions, in which contestants can answer a question related to the song in order to win more money, probably a variant of out current Panel con Pregunta but surely applied to Toss-Ups, that are the only puzzles with song lyrics). - New things related to the Bonus Round and related to the Ayuda Final wedge (for people that don't know about this wedge, the contestants that have this wedge and they play the Bonus Round can choose one of three envelopes offered by the hostess, and they can give an extra consonant, and extra vowel or an extra clue for the puzzle).
EDIT: a television website has also uploaded another tour by the set, but made by the host. He explains that now, when contestants pick a wedge, he will change it by a little wedge that they can put in their podiums, because often contestants forgot about some wedges that they had only because they didn't see them. Here is the link:
^ The show started on April of 2006, so if we count the April-September period of time as the first season, yes, it will be Season 10
mechamind, I bet that it won't be manually. Once it existed another puzzle with a time limit of 45 seconds and it wasn't revealed manually. If it's Express as we know, if the time is going over, players should solve when they can, instead of going for the remaining consonants.
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