Report: “Wheel of Fortune” Adds “Express” Wedge for New Season
Every year Wheel of Fortune manages to stay fresh and exciting by removing tired game play elements and adding new ones to liven up the action. This season it is being reported that the Jackpot round, currently seen in round one, is being retired after 17 years. In its place, in round three, is the brand new $1,000 “Express” Wedge.
The Express space will let a player call a letter for $1,000 a piece, as always. If the letter exists they will have two options. They can spin the wheel and play like normal or they can play the “Express” by continuing to call consonants at $1,000 a piece. If the contestant elects to play the “Express,” again, they do not spin the wheel again. They will get $1,000 a piece no matter what consonant. They can still buy vowels, and they still cost $250. There is a big downside, though. If the contestant calls a letter that is not in the puzzle or solves incorrectly, the contestant will go Bankrupt, lose everything, and control passes to the next player.
Interesting gamble and, personally, far better than the tired and not-very-exciting Jackpot. You can keep spinning to earn bigger money and prizes and potentially a million dollars in the end game. However, $1,000 the largest of the not-top-dollar-amount spaces on the wheel, and you won’t have to risk it with luck each spin. However, one wrong letter or one wrong solve and you lose it all.
What do you think? I think it sounds like a fantastic addition.
Source : Buy A Vowel