-The "warm-up lap" rule is in effect: everyone gets one spin at the start of the round. - 13:49 contestant picks a letter that's already out: time for Mike's punishment! - 15:47 contestant missolves, but the phrase makes sense: he's still given credit. rules were more relaxed back then. - 25:29 after this very long round, the hostess says "it's over!" - 25:50 Mike: "What are we giving to our former champion?" Judge: "Nothing, the free spin as a souvenir" (he has previously won 5.4 million and a car btw)
Here's most of an episode from the 1987 Odeon version. Note there's only one layout used throughout the game in this episode (it's not the one with 3,000,000 liras as the top value, just the one with 1,000,000 as top value), but at least we now have much more information about this era.
There are only three sound effects I know of, one being the chime when the puzzle is introduced, another being when the puzzle is solved (which is basically the last leg of the main theme), and the third is when time is running out. This sound effect not only sounds like a security alarm, but it's just as loud as one. So for those who are protective of their hearing, you'll want to have the volume turned down by the time the video hits the 29:03 mark.
The video ends shortly after the Final Spin (the value is determined the same way as the Australian, New Zealand, and Nintendo 64 versions), but thanks to another source I have, I can tell you the Bonus Round uses the five-and-a-vowel rule.
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