1 VS. 100 Live (inaccessible Xbox Live game; 2009)


1 VS. 100 Live
Logo of the game.
Logo of the game.
Status Lost

1 VS. 100 Live was an Xbox 360 adaptation of the TV game show 1 VS 100 where as single player (the 1) had to answer trivia questions against 100 other players (the mob). During gameplay, players (as their XBL avatars) from around the world competed for Microsoft points (the currency of Xbox Live) during special play hours. Players could either be "the one," part of "the mob," or just spectating and playing along in "the crowd." The game was free to play for anyone with Xbox Live Gold. In addition to the main game, there was also 1 VS 100 Extended Play where players can play as part of "the mob" without the possibility of winning Microsoft points. These were also only available, during special play hours.

Gameplay

Gameplay consisted of the host asking multiple choice general trivia questions which players would answer using their Xbox 360 controllers. Both "the one" and "the mob" had to answer the trivia questions correctly in an attempt to outlast the other with contestants being eliminated after answering a question wrong. The amount of Microsoft points "the one" would win was based on how many players in "the mob" were eliminated, and the amount of Microsoft points "the mob" would win when "the one" was eliminated was based on how large the pot was at the time of "the one" being eliminated and how many players were in "the mob" with the pot being divided among "the mob." During each episode, contestants were selected via special algorithms based on how they played during previous episodes and during extended play. If a player was "the one," he or she would answer questions until "the mob" was completely eliminated, until he or she chose "the money" after eliminating enough player in "the mob," or answered a question wrong. If a player was in "the mob," players would answer trivia questions until he or she was eliminated or "the one" was eliminated. If a player was not selected as either "the one" or "the mob," he or she would watch from "the crowd" and would answer questions for fun and improving their chances as being either "the one" or "the mob," with the top 3 players in "the crowd" during that round winning an XBL Arcade game. Between rounds, players were typically shown a commercial from one of the sponsors and live commentary from a host.

In addition to the main game, there was also Extended Play where players were in a "large mob" and answered trivia based on special themes (such as entertainment). After each question, the statistics of how many players got the question right was displayed. Players didn't have the opportunity to win Microsoft points or XBLA games, but they did have the opportunity of improving their odds of being a contestant on the main show.

Availability

During the games run, it was available to all Xbox Live Gold members. After 2 seasons, the game was canceled. According to a Kotaku article, the game was canceled due to it not drawing enough revenue to compensate what was being spent in development, maintenance, and prizes.[1] As this game was only available during special days and times during 2009, the game is unplayable. With YouTube and video sharing rising in popularity during the time, previously recorded gameplay can be easily found, but the game cannot be played in any state.

Gallery

The game trailer.
Some gameplay footage.

References

  1. The Kotaku Article Retrieved 14 Oct '17

Comments


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Otakobear

28 days ago
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wait this is lost? I remember playing this game.
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Anonymous user #1

28 days ago
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This second video shows absolutely no gameplay footage of the game
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Pokematic

28 days ago
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Strange. I'll have to fix that tomorrow. It was originally a video of some friends playing the original. I'll have to find another one (since gameplay footage is pretty easily found).
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Mysteryguy01

28 days ago
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OMG I remember this game! I was so pissed when I read that it got cancelled. Once I got an Xbox 360 and a live membership, it was too late to play it
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Pokematic

28 days ago
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I know. I loved it when I had the trial of gold. If they brought it back, I would definitely subscribe to gold, but since that's the only killer app I would want, I'm not paying for gold.
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Anonymous user #2

18 days ago
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I remember playing this. They even had like a notification feature set up to remind you when the game was starting,
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Alexzombie145

13 days ago
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I remember playing 1 vs. 100 when it was still available. I had my Xbox Live account since 2007/2008 and since I was still a young child, I couldn't afford to buy my own games so I resorted to downloading a couple of demos and free games.
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Pokematic

13 days ago
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I know the feeling on the demos, then I had the problem of "now that I have money, I want to download these exclusive games...oh, those games have been taken off the market place." And no, those games just can't be bought now, but I'm fairly certain they've all been archived by someone, or someone is working on archiving them.
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