I remember watching this show after school when I was younger and no one ever got to the temple! It was one of those things where I couldn't change it because of the off chance that maybe someone would win, I swear I don't ever remember someone winning, it was so frustrating but then again I doubt I watched every episode. I do remember though that the temple sets were really neat so that’s why I didn't give it a totally sucky rating plus with nostalgia and all anything you watch when you are little just seems better than stuff you watch now!
I hate it but I watched it once...Legends of the Hidden Temple was a show that aired in mid-September 1993. Kirk Fogg, the host, would be introduced by Olmec, a large talking rock in the middle of the stage. Kirk Fogg would ask Olmec what legend they'd hear about that day, and Olmec would name a historical figure and an item used by them. (i.e. Galilleo's Cannonball, The Mysterious Manuscript of Mary Shelley, the Lost Lion Tale of Little John, etc.) Kirk would then repeat what Olmec said and would then introduce the teams.
This is a show where as a kid I thought was one of the greatest things ever. But now as I watch it over 10 years later I often wondered what in the hell was wrong with me. This is ridiculous, the host is one of the stupidest people I have ever seen. I cant stand his voice nor his uber excitement over nothing. Oh and that rock face thing is just as stupid. The events were stupid, the kids were stupid, the team names were stupid, and then end event was stupid. This show was very addicting back then, but now I would rather die then watch this.
I remember watching a few game shows on Nickelodeon, such as "Legends of the Hidden Temple" and "Global GUTS." What I'm wondering is, since these shows are on Nick GAS, a digital channel, which you'd expect to be on most satellite and digital cable providers, why doesn't DIRECTV have it? They have Nick, Nick at Nite, and Noggin/The N, so why not add Nick GAS to the list? It won't kill them if they try...
This show was great and always surprsing with new twist and things popping out at anytime it was wreckless and anything could happen. The show was so good why was it cancelled? It was The best and you can get into. Describing this show is easy it is Awsome ! !
Bring it back!
It wasn't something that you had to work your way into to like. You either liked it, or you didn't. Basically, the episode would circulate around a particular ancient story that happened (I think...) and some sort of artifact that may or may not have actually been important. (I'm sure.) The kids had to go around collecting golden peices to use in the end challenge so that when they got caught by the "Temple Guardians" they could distract them long enough to get away. Which always scared me. I don't know about the rest of you, but when those guys just popped out of the trees, I was seven and I was TERRIFIED! A really great kids show.
This show is pretty good on Nick Gas and it's much better than that terrible Nickelodeon GUTS.I pretty much like the temple that they must do to get some prizes and they must get the thing that's the thing in the story.Well,it's kind of good,but not better than Get The Picture or Figure It Out.I mean,they have prizes,but they don't have the ads at the end of the show.Well,it's still pretty much good and it's not that bad for me.I kind of like this show and it's really better than the worst game show ever Nickelodeon GUTS and it's good.
The only reason i ever watched this show was because my cousins enjoyed it very much, we would watch it while were having lunch and from then on, i started to like it. The show is basically your contests show but aimed to the younger audiences. Things i like about the show: the big god or spirit of the forest that talks to all the contestantsand gives them the rules and other informations throughout the show. What i dont like is that the tests are not very hard or even difficult to accomplish.
LotHT was really more interesting to me as a kid than it is to me now, I'll just say that right away. I don't know if it's because of how often it's played on Nick Gas or what, but I just don't like this show nearly as much as I did - there may be well over 100 episodes, but it seems like I've seen the same 10 over and over again on Nick Gas. Still, LotHT was and still is a very fun show to watch. The set looks great, the stories are ( usually ) interesting and quite informative, and was a definitely educational and fun TV show - one of the few to do that on Nickelodeon and be successful at the same time.
I started watching this show when I was in middle school since it was the only thing on while I was getting ready for school. It is a very interesting show to watch. There are six teams that compete in different events and answer questions to a history story in order to earn the right to enter Olmec's temple and retrieve an artifact. One thing I find interesting about this show is the history. You could watch this show and learn something about history at the same time. In a way, it's educational. I always found the ending stressful. Olmec's temple is very interesting, but it's kind of nerve wracking. The team only has three minutes to retrieve the artifact and get out. Most of the teams don't make it. I always thought they rigged it so the kids wouldn't be able to win.
I love this show so much it was the fave show when i was a kid fave game show that is back in a time where nick rocked this world to a core with shows like pete and pete saulte your short double dare and of course legends of the hidden temple this show was a little boring during the question stage but the final course was so cool i use to dream about it being able to play in this course and win which very rarely happens and get a kick a$$ prize and i woulod not have lost thats for sure i know im not the only one who loves this show it was damn good back in the day and if you have the network GAS then you can still watch it everyday
Legends of the Hidden Temple was on when I was a kid. I loved it then and I'm sure if it was ever re-tooled and brought back I'd love it now. From what I can remember, I liked the tasks that the teams had to perform and the part where they had to go through the hidden temple, I remember being very cool when I was younger. Plus, I was always jealous of the prizes that they won. Now I might not be as interested in that but I'm sure I'd like the show, even if I'm not 8 anymore.
Now I'll watch it every once in a while, but it gets boring. Nick Gas overplays it and I am sick of it. It starts out with 6 teams trying to make it to the temple games. Four teams make it and the other 2 get some Nesquik or something like that. Then they do the steps of knowledge. Olmek reads them a ancient story and they have to stomp their feet and answer the right question. Two teams advance, two teams get a pair of Sketchers! Then the temple games, there are 3 rounds and the first two are for half pendants of life used for the temple, and the third is for a full pendant. One team makes it, one gets a skooter or something among that nature. Then they go in the temple, and they usually lose. But when they win you are shocked! I used to love this show as a kid. I still love but kind of corny.
Legends of the Hidden Temple is a Nickelodeon Gas Game Show for kids. The host is Kirk Fogg. There are six teams, the Red Jaguars, Blue Barracudas, Silver Snakes, Purple Parrots, Orange Iguanas, and the Green Monkeys. My favorite team is either Red Jaguars or Silver Snakes. Then, I like the Blue Barracudas. I do watch this show, but I am sick of it because it is on 10 times a day. My brother watches it like 7 times a day. It does get annoying, that's why I gave it an 8.7. I liked this show before my brother started watching it, but I am really sick of it now.
i used to watch this show when i was a little kd.i once wanted to participate in this game where you put your skills to the test.too bad they stopped producing eps of this series.it\'s a great show especially the part where you get to cross the temple with the talking head made of stone.you get to look for keys or scan around for some secret buttons to unlock the next room.it\'s just full of excitement.but you canfeel disappointed if the time runs out and the player does\'nt win the game.i don\'t remeber much of the show but i guarantee you that this is sch an excellent show!
In this TV show there are six teams competing for the right to enter the hiddem temple of Olmec. To enter they must pass tough physical and mental challenges. The first part of the show is the six teams trying to cross the moat of the temple, the first four to do so will move on to the steps of knowledge where Olmec tells them a stroy and they have to answer questions about the story, the first two teams to answer four questions correctly move on to the temple games. In the temple games the two teams have to pass 3 games. 2 individual and 1 team game. In the individual games the two teams have one teamate competeing against each other the team that wins the challenge gets half a pendant of life, you need these to keep going on to the temple. The team challenge is worth a Whole pendant of life. The team thaqt has the most pendants of life move on to the temple. In the temple the team has 3:00 minutes to get the item out of the temple but there are myan temple guards within the temple that can take the pendants and if they catch you without a pendant then they are taken out of the temple and it is the other teamates turn to try and retrieve it.
i used to love tis show... i remember getting from school everyday and my bro and i would just run to the tv and demand to have our luch there just so that we could watch it while we ate.. we used to choose the team we'ed "support" and everything... then the day came when we got the chance to be in the show.. i was a blue barracuda haha very funny... we got to the elimination rounds but didn't get enough tokens to get in the temple.. but we still won a few prices... i don't know why i liked it so much... plus- the head is crepier in person!
I thought that I can only get on tilt when playing poker. This movie has the same effect...oddly. This is definitely a pleasant surprise. I will surely look forward to more of Legends Of The Hidden Temple from now. It just shows you that on any given day, you can discover something refreshing and new. Lucky moi.
Legend of the Hidden Temple is some of the best gameshows from Nickolodeon. Sadly, it is no longer on the air. But when it was, it was a sight to see. Kids had to use their strength and smarts to solve puzzles, continue towards the temple, and collect prizes worth a lot. I regret that I am too old to partisipate in this, but I still love this series. This is just one of the many gameshows that desires to be resurrected. People want kids to get out and become active. Well, this gameshow will help them do just that.
Every part of this show was great. I love the ending it was the best. My only really big dislike about it is that the kids were some of the dumbest kids that they pulled off the streets. I remember sitting there yelling at the television telling them where to go even though they couldn't hear me. I really like this show and they should definetly bring it back. Kirk Fogg was a dork.
I remember watching this show when I was young, and for years all I ever wanted was to be on it. Sadly, no such luck.
This was a fun show that kept me and a million other kids coming back every week. I'm afraid I'll have to correct a previous reviewer that this show consisted of six teams and four rounds, not four and three. To trim the fat down to four, the teams had to cross a "moat" using some cleverly named "ancient" apparatus. Once across, four teams would listen to a giant stone head tell them a "legend" (normally a story from history, occassionally mythology), and answer questions on it. The crux of the game was an object from the "legend" placed in the temple. After that, the two remaining teams would do battle against one another to enter the temple. Prizes were won if the team retrieved the object.
Whenever I flip around and see reruns of this, I smile and remember my younger days. While this show of course won't have such meaning for anyone else who today watches it, it's always fun to suspend reality and root along something that happened 5-10 years ago. This show would still work if it were produced today (the target audience wouldn't care about repetition) just as it did then. A nostalgic show for me, a nice time for virtually anyone.
I am currently 17 years old. While surfing the millions of channels that make up digital cable, I came across Nick GAS, and subsequently this show. Something about it seemed familiar, but at the time I just couldn't place my finger on what it was.
Then suddenly, it struck me. This is the first television show I distinctly remember watching as a child. I would leave my friends' houses early just to watch it.
Watching this show so much later in life reminds me why I loved it as a kid. It was an exceptionally exciting show, with different rooms and challenges every week. As a lover of the show, I highly recommend it to any parents interested in introducing the action/adventure genre to their children.
Definitely a childhood favorite. But now that I can see it again after all these years I can look at it differently. Like, Olmec getting pissed when interrupted during the Steps of Knowledge and the fact that he's voiced by Dee Bradley Baker and does all the voices. Kirk is a nerd and some of the Legends are sketchy. Otherwise, it's great.
My fan fic of Genghis Kahn's helmet is way better than the original!!
Choose one cancelled show that I could bring back, and it would be this! The tracks in the back fit the show perfectly, Olmec is cool and the set looks spectacular. At the beginning of the show, Olmec mentions a historic figure and an item used by them. From a creative moat crossing, to hearing the legend and answering questions about it at the Steps of Knowledge, to the immaginative Temple Games, to the climax of the show in the fast paced Temple Run, this show will have you watching from beginning to end. There were just two problems: the prizes needed to be better, and the host was lame. Fix those two problems and update the show, and it will become an instant favorite all over again, just like it was when I saw it for the first time in 1993.
I wish Directv had Nick GAS so I can watch my faovrite shows. Thats not fair. And I have to wait until Directv gets another slot and put in Nick GAS. Bring back Nick GAS for Directv. Someone needs to petition Directv and ask them to put Nick Gas on their Satelite Dish instead of waiting and comfirming that they will put it in and showing all of our old shows that we loved so much.
this show is so good! i mean i remember when i used to catch the reruns of this show early in the morning. i never seem to get tired of this... its so fun! i also remembered a time when i used to imagine i was a contestant... you know looking for the treasure in the temple! but is it that suprising when the temple guards catch you, i mean all the contestant seemed so shocked or something. in any case this has got to be one of the most entertaining shows!
Legends of the Hidden Temple was my favorite gameshow on Nickelodeon. I don\'t know what it was that I like about it so much but I loved it and I still love watching it on Gas when I get the chance. Each episode had a different story and it was always fun. My favorite part of the show was at the end when they went into the temple. It was like a rush watching it lol. You never knew when a temple guard was going to jump out. I did and still do yell at the screen when the kids are in there telling them to hurry up or go a different way. This show is awesome.
I used to be a big fan of this show, trying my best to watch it every day seldom throwing a few fits! The challenges were well set up especially the team names (Red Jaguars, Blue Baracudas, Orange Iguanas, Green Monkeys, Purple Parrots, and Silver Snakes). I learned a lot about ancient cultures. You never knew what team would get through what, even though you lose you still get a prize. The best part was the temple run, it was nail-biting as you never knew where a temple guard was lurking or what door could open to which etc. I will recommend this show to anyone. You can now watch some on youtube if you are lucky enough.
1. The Teams
In each episode, there are six teams of two kids competing towards victory. These six teams are named the Red Jaguars, the Blue Barracudas, the Green Monkeys, the Orange Iguanas, the Purple Parrots, and the Silver Snakes, each wearing their respective colored shirts with a yellow animal logo on the front. Each team consists of one boy and one girl, and they need to work together through difficult physical and mental tests to progress as far as possible in each round.
2. The Moat
The first challenge is "The Moat," which is a wide pool the contestants have to cross as quickly as possible, while keeping in mind the restrictions of that day's specific challenge. These are of a wide variety--sometimes the challenge is as simple as crossing the water on an inflatable "lily pad," while other times it requires massive amounts of equipment, including large fishing nets and "ancient Babylonian Wheels". Whatever the challenge, the teams need to cross the moat as quickly as possible. The first four teams to do so and hit their color "gong" at the end progress onto the next round.
3. The Steps of Knowledge
With two teams eliminated, the next challenge is the "Steps of Knowledge". The four remaining teams stand at the top of a giant staircase four platforms tall. Olmec, the talking stone-headed sub-host, then tells a story about the episode's artifact, and how it ends up in the temple. He then reveals the artifact's exact location. After completing the story, the teams are quizzed on what was said. Olmec reads a multiple-choice question related to the tale he told, and if one of the teams knows the answer, they can stomp down on an "ancient stone marking" in front of them to ring in with their response. (The "ancient stone marking" is really just a button embedded into the platform the contestants stand on.) If they answer the question correctly, they step down to the next level. If they are incorrect or if they run out of time, the other teams are given a chance to answer. A question can receive incorrect answers until two of the three original choices have been eliminated, at which point a new one is asked. Play continues like this until two teams make it to the bottom level, having answered three questions correctly before their opposition.
4. The Temple Games
The Temple Games is where the majority of the show takes place. Each temple game is a small physical challenge usually lasting sixty seconds, in which the two remaining teams compete against each other in order to win "Pendants of Life," which will be used later during the temple run. There are three temple games, and each is explained by either Olmec (in the Second and Third Seasons) or the host, Kirk Fogg (in the First). Like The Moat, these games feature a huge variety of challenges related to the artifact's history. The first two Temple Games are worth one half Pendant of Life and involve individuals from each team, while the third is worth a full Pendant of Life and requires the participation of both players from both teams. After the three games, the team with the greater amount of pendants advances to Olmec's Temple. If there is a tie, a quick tiebreaker round is played, where either Kirk Fogg or Olmec asks a final multiple-choice question and the first team to answer it correctly wins. It should be noted that in the first season, an incorrect answer automatically caused the other team to win. (Although not mentioned in the show, there are six main categories of Temple Games. For more information on these six types, click here.)
5. Olmec's Temple
The temple run is the finale of the show. The temple is a huge labyrinth of twelve rooms that each feature their own puzzles, such as pulling a golden book from a skeleton and placing a key found in a broken jar into a pedestal. (The rooms are arranged in two rows of six, with a few exceptions.) The show's artifact is placed in the room that Olmec had previously announced during the Steps of Knowledge. Before the run, a player from the winning team chooses to go first into the temple, and is given one pendant. The second member of the team is given the remainder that was won in the Temple Games. The team's objective is to retrieve that artifact by passing through each room up to its location. The challenge is that the doors are rarely configured in the same way for each episode, so a door unlocked in one episode may remain locked in another. The pattern of locked doors often forces the players to take very indirect routes to an artifact.
Ready for a twist? Hidden inside the temple are the dreaded "mysterious Mayan temple guards" that protect three specific rooms of the temple. If the frontrunner is caught by a temple guard after entering a room with one inside, he or she has to surrender a Pendant of Life to the guard. If that player is caught a second time, he or she is taken out of the temple, and the other partner has to start at the temple gate and take over. Unless the team had managed to acquire two pendants in the Temple Games, a third temple guard encounter ends the temple run in whole at the moment of capture. The teams can combat this by searching for a hidden half pendant that, when found by the second player, is worth an extra life. This half pendant is only hidden if the team wins one and a half pendants in the temple games.
If the team reaches the artifact, all of the doors in the temple instantly unlock, and the temple guards "vanish," at which point the contestant must make a mad dash toward the temple gate. If that player successfully passes through the gate with the artifact in his or her possession, the team has won; however, they have only three minutes to complete the temple run in its entirety, an especially difficult feat taking into effect the unpredictable nature of the many locked doors and dead-ends. (Teams manage to win in roughly 25% of the episodes.) Every winning team wins a vacation, and to console the unsuccessful contestants, smaller prizes are awarded both for entering the temple and reaching the artifact. In my opinion, the Temple Run is the most exciting three minutes on television, even if I have grown to know the outcomes after watching so many episodes.
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