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As Seen On TV line-up

Family Fortunes, Countdown and I'm A Celebrity on the way from Mindscape.

Telly addicts rejoice! Now you can bounce on Total Wipeout’s balls, endure Bush Tucker Trials in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, and crush Countdown’s Conundrum for yourself as Mindscape deliver all the fun and excitement of the country’s biggest and best-loved TV shows exclusively for Nintendo Wii and DS.

As part of Mindscape’s ever-expanding As Seen On TV line-up, 2009 brings the videogame debut of TV megahits such as Family Fortunes, ITV Studios Countdown, and ITV Studios I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!, all of which will be available for both the Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS. Also joining the line-up – which already boasts favourites Ready Steady Cook: The Game, Deal or No Deal and Golden Balls – is The Ultimate Red Ball Challenge, the official Nintendo Wii game of BBC’s Saturday night smash, Total Wipeout.

Whether you’re at home in Dictionary Corner, have the smartest family in the neighborhood, a thirst for fame, or an ear for a tune, As Seen On TV’s range of thrilling games make the perfect gift for any family member or friend wanting to test their nerve, skill and knowledge in the comfort of their own home… and without the pressure of a live studio audience!

Game: Family Fortunes

Formats: Nintendo DS and Nintendo Wii

Release date: 23rd October 2009

With the familiarity of the TV game show: sets, family teams, survey questions; even down to the instantly recognisable ‘"UH-UH"” sound from the scoreboard. Family Fortunes DS and Wii brings this family favourite directly to your fingertips! Introduced by Vernon Kay, two family teams of five members must guess what "100 people surveyed" had said, to a question. The ‘Top answer’ survey results are revealed on the big board and somewhere within the answers is a bonus prize!

• 4 family teams available to play, solo player or two player modes with create your own family.

• Play Single, Double or Big Money rounds for a bigger jackpot win!

• Commentary supplied by Vernon Kay also characterized in game.

• Music and iconic “UH-UH” and “bing” sound effects used in-game!

Game: Countdown

Formats: Nintendo DS and Nintendo Wii

Release date: 6th November 2009 (DS) 13th November 2009 (wii)

Become a contestant in this popular TV game show and face an opponent or engage a friend in a battle of wits, competing against the clock in games of lexical dexterity and numerical agility!

• The game includes 5 levels of difficulty from beginner to brainiac

• Closely following TV show easy to play format, this game is guaranteed to have you addicted!

• With 3 exciting game modes; play against a virtual opponent, practice mode or with friends as a fun Wii party game

• 1000s of English words are included in the game to challenge your vocabulary skills

Game: I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

Formats: Nintendo DS and Nintendo Wii

Release dates: Nintendo Wii – 6th November 2009

Nintendo DS - 20th November 2009

Extend the TV experience of this famous reality show by getting stuck into all the jungle action with these fantastic video game formats that will test your bravery and intelligence to the max!

In order to make it to the end of the game and be crowned

King or Queen of the jungle you must develop strategies to look after the camp, complete trials and avoid being voted off as you would in the real show.

• Wii balance board compatible for added realism.

• Challenge up to 4 friends in a battle to be King or Queen of the Jungle!

• Comprising of 24 games, 7 challenges and 5 mini games you will enjoy hours of gameplay.

• Choose to play in either adventure or arcade modes.

Game: The Ultimate Red Ball Challenge

Formats: Nintendo Wii exclusive

Release date: 6th November 2009

The official game of the hit primetime BBC TV show ‘Total Wipeout’.

Are you quick enough for the ‘Qualifier’? Can you defeat the ‘Dizzy Dummies’ or bound across the ‘Big Red Balls’?

Hosted by Richard Hammond, each game reflects the ‘Total Wipeout’ TV show environment and events, so you’ll experience the wobbles, spins, thrills and spills first hand with the Wii remote controller and Nunchuk.

• Your favourite obstacles from the BBC TV show ‘Total Wipeout’….including plenty of mud!

• Play through 8 Shows in Single Player Mode or Challenge up to 3 friends in Multiplayer Mode.

• Create your own Show from the different rounds. Unlock obstacles and characters

• 3D Characters with different personality traits, attitudes and behaviours.

Also in the range - just released!

Game: Ready Steady Cook: THE GAME

Formats: Nintendo DS and Nintendo Wii

Release dates: Out Now

A true adaptation of the TV show! Ready Steady Cook – The Game lets you master delicious recipes against the clock!

A player starts by choosing a kitchen: red tomato or green pepper and a Chef to play along with. Player then selects from Budget and Classic Bags to Bistro and Gourmet Bags as play progresses.

The player cooks against the clock while following the Chef’s instructions. Pick ingredients, mixing, breaking eggs, cutting, frying, opening cans, serving up to the plate. After the time is up, the audience will judge who the winner is with the stage light system. The audience’s vote will be influenced by the number of tasks completed and the difficulty of the ingredients involved. If the dish is good the player will win and new ingredients will be unlocked in the supermarket and the recipe will be written into the cookery show.

For further information on each game or the range please contact Ramona De Souza, Charlotte Fraczek or Lucy Starvis at Lunch PR. 

Telephone 0207 575 3215

READY STEADY COOK logo © Endemol UK plc 2004. READY STEADY COOK and the BBC logo are registered trademarks of the British Broadcasting Corporation and are used under licence. BBC logo © British Broadcasting Corporation 1996. READY STEADY COOK is produced by Endemol UK plc for the BBC.

© 2008 Endemol USA Inc./Endemol UK Plc licensed by Endemol International B.V. – all rights reserved. “The Ultimate Red Ball Challenge” is a trademark of Endemol UK Plc, used under licence. BBC logo © British Broadcasting Corporation 1996. TOTAL WIPEOUT is produced by Initial (part of Endemol UK plc) for the BBC.

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