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Press Your Luck

By Jenny Nixon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Reboot of '80s game show is glitzy fun, if a bit too long.

TV ABC Game Shows 2019
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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 8+

Love Press Your Luck

I watched press your luck when it was on years ago. I am so happy it’s back on . One of my favorite game shows.
age 9+

Agreeing on a actor hosting

Well we also watch card sharks by Joel Mchale but, is a great show for my kid too.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

Ultimately, there's nothing particularly exciting about this game (original or rebooted version); we're just watching contestants spin over and over and waiting to see if they lose all their money. That said, Press Your Luck looks great, with a flashy modernized set and an amiable host who does a nice job interacting with contestants and keeping things moving. They've kept the wisecracking, roughly animated "Whammy" characters from the original series, which may push some happy nostalgia buttons for old-school fans, but added an all-new bonus round, which lengthens the episodes to a full hour -- which seems a bit long for this particular game, and may test some viewers' attention spans. Overall, though, it's harmless fun the whole family can enjoy.

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