Nick Arcade

Nickelodeon (ended 1993)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 5 : Ep 5

    Episode 85

    Aired

  • S 5 : Ep 4

    Episode 84

    Aired

  • S 5 : Ep 3

    Episode 83

    Aired

  • S 5 : Ep 2

    Episode 82

    Aired

  • S 5 : Ep 1

    Episode 81

    Aired

  • Cast & Crew
  • Phil Moore

    Host

  • Andrea Lively

    Announcer

  • show Description
  • Welcome to the Nick Arcade guide at TV.com . Two teams of kids competed. To start, one member of each team played a face-off game where the winner got 25 points and control. The team in control got to move Mikey on a grid of about 15 squares. The object was to move him up, down, left or right towards a goal. On each square was an event. Phil referred to these as the four P's "points, puzzles, pop quizzes and prizes." So, some squares would be worth free points, some worth a free prize, some had video puzzles for points, and some squares contained pop quizzes. There, the team that landed on the square would pick a topic and a buzz-in question would be asked for 25 points. If a team hit the monster for the day, they lost control. If a video challenge came up, the team that moved Mikey there would choose one of five video games on stage. One member of the team would risk any or all of their points to that point. The other had to meet or beat the "Wizard's Challenge" in 30 seconds. Points were added or subtracted accordingly. If a team reached the goal, the team that did not move Mikey picked from the pop quiz categories and the other team tried to answer a question for 50 points. If time ran out before anyone reached the goal, Mikey moved straight to the goal and the question was asked as a buzz-in. A second round was played with bigger point values, and a goal worth 100 points. The team in the lead after this round won the game. In the bonus round, the winner's entered the "Video Zone" in an attempt to win cash and prizes. In one minute, the team had to conquer a level each individually and face the "Game Wizard" together to win it all. Each level completed was worth $50 and a prize. Reruns are shown daily at 6:30 AM on Nickelodeon GAS, but not regular Nickelodeon.moreless

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (33)

    • This was a ten-minute commercial clip shown on Nickelodeon. It gave brief parts of each section of the show. It aired around a month before the first episode.

    • First appearance of Merlock.

    • Location in Mikey's World: Time Portal

      Video Games:
      Dinoland
      Battletoads
      Chuck Rock
      Alpha Mission II
      Joe & Mac

      Pop Quiz categories for Round 1:

      Happy Days
      Big Bones On The Prairie
      Pencil Me In
      Play It Again, Sam

      Pop Quiz categories for Round 2:

      Watch This
      Written In The Stars
      Coming Soon
      Macaulay Who?

    • The first episode of the series.

    • First appearance of Scorchia.

    • First appearance of Mongo.

    • Phased out in final stages of production.

    • The Red Team defeated the game wizard in 38 seconds, making it the fastest time in the history of the show. This would happen in 2 more episodes.

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    Trivia (11)

    • The four contestants in this episode are also cast members from Salute Your Shorts.

    • Location in Mikey's World: Specific Ocean

      Video Games:
      ActRaiser
      Green Dog
      Super Adventure Island
      Chuck Rock
      Ghost Pilots

    • Location in Mikey's World: Specific Ocean

      Video Games:
      ActRaiser
      Green Dog
      Super Adventure Island
      Chuck Rock
      Ghost Pilots

    • Location in Mikey's World: We Got 'Em Mall

      Video Games:
      Kick Master
      Atomic Runner
      Joe & Mac
      El Viento
      King Of The Monsters

    • Location in Mikey's World: We Got 'Em Mall

      Video Games:
      Kick Master
      Atomic Runner
      Joe & Mac
      El Viento
      King Of The Monsters

      Goal categories for Round 2:

      The Gameroom
      Alterations Included
      Pet Peeves

    • Location in Mikey's World: We Got 'Em Mall

      Video Games:
      Kick Master
      Atomic Runner
      Joe & Mac
      El Viento
      King Of The Monsters

    • Location in Mikey's World: Creepyville

      Video Games:
      Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts
      Chuck Rock
      The Addams Family
      Green Dog
      Monster In My Pocket

    • Location in Mikey's World: Creepyville

      Video Games:
      Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts
      Chuck Rock
      The Addams Family
      Green Dog
      Monster In My Pocket

      Goal categories for Round 2:

      Keep Out!
      Where Monsters Dwell
      Skeletons In Your Closet

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  • Fan Reviews (8)
  • THE NEXT LEVEL OF GAME SHOWS!

    By RyanGriffin1, Sep 29, 2013

  • I loved this show.

    By EZR07, Jan 09, 2007

  • One of my all-time favorate Nickelodeon game shows.

    By kirbyblue, Jan 03, 2008

  • This classic Nick game show puts kids' video game skills to the ultimate test. Nick Arcade is the ultimate video challenge!

    By markdoublea84, Dec 04, 2007

  • Nick Arcade - Two teams compete against each other by answering questions, playing games, and solving puzzles, to get into the Video Zone to take on one of three Game Wizards.

    By DaGamePhreak, Aug 12, 2007

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