The $1,000,000 Pyramid (lost early build of Wii game based on American game show; 2011)
Released for the Nintendo Wii on March 8th, 2011, The $1,000,000 Pyramid is directly based on the U.S. game show Pyramid, a long-running program that began circulation on March 26th, 1973. The project was developed by Ludia Inc. and published by Ubisoft Entertainment.
It should be noted that, while the game draws its source material from the 1973 program, it is primarily based on the 2002 iteration of the show, gameplay consists of two-player teams—one celebrity and one regular contestant— taking turns giving each other clues to words within one of six categories without saying the answer out loud.
Since the game wasn't popular, few reviews can be found. However, of the review sites that have a listing, people have noted that some screenshots from the game had a noticeably different color scheme and design than what was released.
In August 2020, a new screenshot of the game surfaced online showing the game with a different color scheme. In addition, the logo in the screenshot was a recreation of the 2002 logo instead of the released game's logo.
While the existence of the early version of the game has been confirmed, no ROM or disc of the original version of the game has been found.
- Verification of when The $1,000,000 Pyramid begins circulation. Retrieved 04 Apr '21
- Evidence of the Lack of Reviews Retrieved 18 Dec '20
- IGN's listing of the game. Retrieved 20 Sept '20