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Despite what yuou think, you're more in control of the wheel than you thinitially think.



Even though the average viewer thinks Wheel of Fortune is all luck in terms of the wheel, after playing many versions from (when I discovered this secret because it was so ovbvious on the Sega CD version) the Sega CD onward, (It may have existed before, but I didn't think of it until then) different producers of the games use different techniques to make the game appear to be luck based until you know the secret. The various versions have different spin mechanisms. The Sega CD was the easiest to control the spin and had a bug that it had to complete one complete spin before it registered as an official spin, and the exact 1 revolution mark was shown. You could literally spin a little before, then spin it again at slightly above and land on more than your share of big bucks wedges. I was able to control it well on the Sega CD, PS1, and PS2 versions, but the N64 with it's analog joystick was too unpredictable.
The question is, is the producers allowed to program a wheel rigger, where if they accurately predict where you want to go, they can pre program a motor and or brakes. One of the other versions I review has what I expect might be a computer wheel rigger, which either predetermined motor or brake to prevent you from landing on the big bucks. First, since you're not losing real potential money, they tought that would give other players a chance where if someone is blatantly putting the wheel always on $2500-5000, they may have added that.

But that begs the quesiton. Is that only in the fantasy world of video gaming, or do the producers have the ability to do that, and what prevents it from being unfair if someone with good muscle control complaing that it's no where near where they landed? If they do have the abillity to do that, the producers should A) state in in the rules where "if the produce can accuratel prdict where the wheel is spun next, they may add motor/brake to thwart the result, and b) all such steeing must be changed before a spin is started, no mid-spin manipulation.

Why do I believe that? I know my WOF history. First, in production shows, at the end of the NBC versions with the overhead shot of the wheel spining, it was going at a constant speed all by itself. Then there was a pilot with a motorized wheel. During the pilot, the contestant said "Stop the wheel", and the wheel had erratic stopping. Sometimes the wheel would screech to a halt almost instantly, other times more gradually, and yet others took multiple button presses. Then they realized that if stopping the wheel is a constant based on time, stopping the wheel is a digital skill, just time it. It's all timing. Actual spinning is more complex, with muscles moving in 3 dimensions, and there are more ways a perfect spin can be betrayed by a muscle twitch. Don't believe me? Here are a couple of wheel control masters.

One time a contestant got 3 big bucks in a row, then Pat said, almost like a prognostication, "The problem is if you keep doing that, you might do...(contestant lands on bankrupt) THAT!" I think Pat saw it coming, and to keep the producer happy, he said nothing until the spin had a good chance of creeping on the Bankrupt. That's not enough evidence to say the wheel was rigged. I saw that pattern coming. Each time he was getting one peg closer.

And you can blame the fact that big bucks are always next to the bankrupt on one contestant who was at least half the time landing on $5000, the $5000 was no where near a bankrupt, so there were a couple misses, but no big consequences if he missed. He had over $50k in the round, but lost control when that person did the smart thing and bought a vowel when in doubt. It just happened to be a wrong vowel. At the next season, they put the Big Bucks wedge next to the Bankrupt. After that, there was some risk in aiming for the big bucks.

This fact is partly how I review this game.