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The $100,000 Pyramid

DOS - 1988

Also available on: Apple II - Commodore 64

Alt name 100,000$ Pyramid
Year 1988
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Action
Theme Game Show / Trivia / Quiz
Publisher Box Office, Inc.
Developer Box Office, Inc.
Perspective 1st-Person
4.71 / 5 - 55 votes

Description of The $100,000 Pyramid

$100,000 Pyramid is a great computer version of The Pyramid game show, one of the most successful TV game shows ever made. The show was nominated 16 times for the Emmy Award, and won the Emmy nine times.

This computer version is based on the latest version of the show, $100,000 Pyramid, hosted by John Davidson. The goal of this trivia quiz variant is to guess seven words in 30 seconds or less from a category that you select off the Pyramid. Played in three rounds, the team with the highest point total wins the game and moves on to the bonus round called The Winner's Circle for a chance at the grand prize.

The object here is to describe what the category is: one person gives the clues, and the category is then guessed by the contestant. If the contestant guesses all six categories in 60 seconds or less, he/she wins the grand prize.

This PC version of the show is very faithful to the original, although some of the questions are too obscure, and computer players' intelligence is quite low. Hundreds of trivia questions will likely keep fans entertained for hours, though, or at least the few minutes it'll take to reminisce about the golden days of television ;)

Recommended, and be sure to use slow down programs (e.g. MoSlo or Bremze) to make the game winnable.

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

LOBO 2018-07-30 1 point DOS version

So the games don't run like they're on steroids, I use MO'SLO.COM with DosBox. An instance of MO'SLO.COM can be found inside the "High Rollers" game folder.
Just drop the 1kb MO'SLO.COM file into a game folder and modify the batch (.BAT) file accordingly (if there is a batch file calling the game). Use this entry:

mo'slo /5 NAMEOFGAME.exe

(where NAMEOFGAME is the name of the game executable - 5 seems to be a good speed). If there is no batch file calling the game, you can make one with Notepad. Name it GAME.BAT Copy and Paste the following into GAME.BAT:

@echo off
mo'slo /5 NAMEOFGAME.exe

Edit the Dosbox Config. file (C:\Users\yourname\AppData\Local\DOSBox).

Example Dosbox Config. file "autoexec" MOUNT lines:


In this example, GAME.BAT is calling the game with mo'slo, enabling it, the game, to run at a decent speed.


russ 2016-10-08 0 point


lil paul 2016-07-05 0 point DOS version


Ytsejammer 2015-03-30 0 point DOS version

erm... try DosBox people!

Nomitron 2014-02-06 0 point DOS version

This runs way too fast to play gives me less than one second to guess a word

Jimmy 2013-06-05 0 point DOS version

This game doesn't run right through Windows XP Home edition.Runs too quickly and I can't answer the questions properly.Does run well on a 486.

Max 2013-03-17 1 point DOS version

Great game, and ignore the Amon moron. Stupid troll.

li 2012-08-29 0 point DOS version

i love it

Amon 2012-07-11 -3 points DOS version

Whoever likes this game deserve to choke on a dick, including "Justyn" with a y here. Serious, what a stupid name.

Justyn 2009-10-04 2 points DOS version

I love old game shows. This is a great game. Very fun to play.

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