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Different puzzles were played each time the team in control lands on a Video Puzzle space. The team that solved the puzzle gets 25 or 50 points depending on the round and control of Mikey. Examples of video puzzles:

  • "Video Repairman": Teams had to identify the artist in a music video with a heavily distorted picture.
  • "What Was That?": A video of an object being destroyed was rewound, and teams to identify what the object was before it got destroyed.
  • "Credit Crawl": Credits appeared identifying a person, place, or thing, and the object was to identify the subject for the points and control.
  • "Fast Forward": A sped-up video clip of a person doing something such as putting on t-shirts or eating hot dogs was shown, and the object was to predict how much the person did by the end of the clip. In season one, teams were given three possible numerical answers. In season two, Fast Forward puzzles were played in a manner similar to The Price is Right, where the teams write down their predicted guess using Magna Doodles within 4 seconds before the clip played. The team that came the closest without going over received points and control of Mikey, but if both teams predict correctly, they receive points. However, the team that moved Mikey last retained control of him.
  • "Robot Vision": Teams were shown a thermographic video clip depicting the robot looking at an activity. The objective was to guess where the robot was or what the robot was doing.
  • "Hyper Channels": A montage of original TV-style clips identifying an actor, musician, etc.
  • "Video Text": A basic rebus puzzle, usually forming a phrase. This was only seen in season two.
  • "Flash Frame": A montage of images flashed rapidly. Based on the objective, teams had to recall 3 of the 5 themed objects.
  • "Hidden Camera": A miniature video camera was placed somewhere, such as in a trash can or a grocery bag, and the object was to guess the camera's location. NOTE: Phil would briefly hide behind the post housing the game monitor when it was first revealed.
  • "Instant Replay": Contestants were shown a short video on the monitor, and when it ended, they were asked a question about what they had seen in the video. The team that correctly answered would get the points and control. This was only seen in season one and used infrequently.
  • "Split Screen": Images of an activity being performed, initially arranged in a "matrix" of very small tiled images on the monitor, were shown to the players. The pictures would gradually become larger, and the first team to correctly identify the activity would get the points and control.
  • "Mixed Signals": Video images of one activity would be presented onscreen, while the audio of another activity would played simultaneously. The object was to identify the latter activity. This was only seen in season two.


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Video Puzzle Compilation