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Family Feud - Nintendo NES

Publisher:Gametek  ?              No-Intro:Family Feud
Developer:Beam Software  ?              GoodName:Family Feud
Year:1987              TOSEC:Family Feud
Category:Puzzle              MAME:N/A
Game Manual:Download              Game Music:

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Also on: Commodore 64, Microsoft DOS, Microsoft Windows, Sega Genesis, Sega Nomad


In game image of Family Feud on the Nintendo NES.
In Game
Title screen of Family Feud on the Nintendo NES.
Title Screen
Box cover for Family Feud on the Nintendo NES.
Box back cover for Family Feud on the Nintendo NES.
Box Back
Cartridge artwork for Family Feud on the Nintendo NES.
Top of cartridge artwork for Family Feud on the Nintendo NES.
Cartridge Top
Arcade Cabinet Marquee for Family Feud.

In the NES version of Family Feud, the game tried to recreate the look and feel from the original Richard Dawson-hosted series, even going as far as to include a Dawson-like host who kissed the female characters in the game. (This differed from the game's packaging, which used the set from the Ray Combs era.) One or two players could play.

Just like the show, the object was to come up with answers to survey questions posed to 100 people. Correct answers were worth money, with $200 winning the game and the right to play Fast Money for $5,000, which was played exactly the same way as on the show (at least 200 points needed to win). $5 a point was awarded for unsuccessful playings of the round.

A player entered his answers by using the controller to scroll through the alphabet, contained in a string along the bottom of the screen; the answer had to be completed within a time limit. Reasonable similies to correct answers were accepted, and slight misspellings were also recognized.

Once a player won, they were given two options. The first was to stop playing, with the other being to continue on. A champion retired after winning over $20,000 automatically unless they were defeated.

If a computer-controlled family wins the game, no Fast Money is played with an excuse given to the form of "Due to (EXCUSE), the (NAMES) will not be playing Fast Money today". Excuses used include "tax considerations" and "a birth in the family".

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