Sprung the dating game
But if a 'reality dating comedy' can encourage some fresh fingers and thumbs to join the playing party then surely it has to be a good thing.Well, it would be if Sprung weren't the most vacuous, air-headed excuse for a game that we've ever had the misfortune to suffer.It's obvious from the blurb on the box that Sprung hasn't been designed with your typical gamer in mind.Certainly the concept, which is to "flirt your way through more than 50 dating missions," isn't one that DS devotees will find particularly alluring.
While we weren't expecting much from this romantic dating comedy, it didn't take long to realise that it was even more insipid than it sounded on paper.The pendulum was placed on a launcher locked on the outer ring of the table, and could be moved to any position along the ring.Contestants released the pendulum, it would swing, then become attracted to one of the magnets—the player won the amount of money associated with the magnet. The contestant then re-launched the pendulum—ideally, winning more money in the process.The show was produced by Mark Goodson Productions (later Jonathan Goodson Productions), and premiered on July 9, 1994.The show was renamed Illinois' Luckiest in 1998 and aired until 2000.
Such a putrid advert for our beloved pastime is hardly likely to persuade non-believers that gaming is good.