Your name is called and Rich Fields invites you to "come on down." You hurry down to Contestant's Row and you put your years of viewing and shopping experience to the test as you make your bid. Will your bid be right on the money and launch you down a path to the Showcase Showdown?
Experience the excitement of the long-running game show with The Price Is Right for the Nintendo Wii. Test your skills in many of the show's most popular pricing games, including Plinko, Cliff Hangers, Hole in One and It's in the Bag. Get ready to spin the Big Wheel and see if you'll be lucky enough to make it to the Showcase Showdown and bid on some of the show's most impressive big-ticket items. Music, sounds and footage of models from the show immerse you in an authentic The Price Is Right atmosphere.
Experience all of the fun of being a contestant on the classic TV game show when you hear your name called down to Contestant's Row by announcer Rich Fields
Test your skills in popular games, including Three Strikes, Shell Game, Flip Flop, Punch-A-Bunch, Plinko and Cliffhangers
Spin the Big Wheel and see if you can make it to the Showcase Showdown
Feel like you're right in the studio with music and sounds from the show and games and items up for bid introduced by classic footage
Unlock footage revealing classic moments from the show
Compete against your friends in Party Game mode for up to four players
When it comes to buying video games, many of us can remember making a purchase we later regretted. Video game marketing is designed to encourage people to make quick decisions based on cool graphics or a sensational trailer. But, when you get the game home you find that the game play is not all that great or that the difficulty level leaves much to be desired. With that in mind, here are some tips for buying video games that might help you avoid making bad choices.
1. Don't fall into the "gotta have it now" trap
Video game marketers want to fool you into thinking that, not only do you need the game, but you need it the day it comes out. By centering large promotions around a particular release date, companies guarantee good numbers for initial sales. This also ensures that they will get some level of sales even if the game's reviews end up being bad. So don't fall prey to this trap. Even though it's tempting to be one of the first to have the game, it's much more prudent to wait a few weeks after release to get some feedback on the game's quality. Additionally, the price will soon go down from it's release-date sticker. If you can wait it out you'll be able to buy more wisely and economically.
2. Don't buy a game without reading some reviews of it
Good decisions are informed decisions, and you shouldn't make an investment in a game unless you already know it's of a certain quality. Game trailers can look amazing and tell you nothing about the quality of the game itself. Even screen shots don't tell you much, as companies can simply use the best graphical portions of the game to grace the back of their packages. Try to read both professional and typical user reviews to get an idea of the true quality of the game. After you feel pretty confident the game is a good one, only then should you shell out the cash for it.
3. Shop with the long-term in mind
It's easy to be drawn in by games that look new and intriguing, but you know your tastes better than anyone else. Think about what games tend to hold your interest for the long-term and try to buy mostly those types of games. It's okay to try something new every now and then, but try to keep your library stocked with your favorite type of game, as it's sure to give you the longest amount of game play.
4. Shop the bargain bins
There are also steep discounts to be had on games that are a couple years old. Although game technology progresses quickly, it doesn't move so fast as to make games of two years ago obsolete. You can get games for deep price cuts that will provide you with dozens of hours of game play, and the price is surely worth it. These discount games are a great way to keep yourself occupied while you save up for the next blockbuster.