"Is one brain better than 100 brains?" goes the teaser for the newest program to hit ABS-CBN's Saturday primetime block.
The Kapamilya network has acquired the local franchise of international game show 1 vs. 100 from Endemol, makers of Deal or No Deal, Fear Factor, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, and Big Brother.
According to nbc.com , the game is played this way: "One contestant faces ‘the mob' of 100 others in a tense battle of brains. To stay in the game, the player must answer trivia questions and get every one right—wrong answers from the mob eliminates them from the game, driving up the cash prize for the player.
"If the player can eliminate all 100 members of the mob, which will also be stacked with surprise opponents, such as geniuses, valedictorians, grandmothers and other game show champs, he will go home with the $1 million top prize. However, if the player gets one answer wrong, the game is over and ‘the mob' will split the player's winnings up to that point and a new contestant gets to take on ‘the mob.'"
In the Philippine version, the winner gets a chance to win P2 million.
"It's the most expensive game show na ipro-produce ng ABS-CBN kasi pagkakagastusan talaga. Set pa lang, mahal na kasi they have to fit 100 people inside the studio," commented a Kapamilya insider.
Word has it that the set is designed like a stadium so as to fit all the 101 players. Computer software and lights are also said to be imported from Japan, Germany, China, and U.S.
The insider revealed that the Game KNB? host Edu Manzano will be hosting the new game show.1 vs. 100 is set to premiere on August 25.