The Japanese Game Show That Mummifies People

The Japanese Game Show That Mummifies People

On Japanese game show Tore!, contestants must do more than solve puzzles and show their knowledge. In one part, they must climb a wall. In another, they must avoid mummification.

Today, website Gamer announced that the show is getting a 3DS game — which makes sense as Tore! seems like a live-action video game. In the clip below, you can see contestants climb a wall which moves at an increasingly inclined angle.

Realise that they are trying to climb to where monitors are located on the wall so they can answer quiz questions.

One of the most interesting parts of the show is the mummification. Contestants need to complete a list of seven answers within sixty seconds to avoid being turned into a human mummy.

For example, Ryuichi Kosugi attempts to name seven words that use the kanji for "thin" (薄). The gag is that his hair is thinning.

And success! But not everyone is so lucky.

Here is comedian Shinya Ueda trying to give the full names of seven Japanese baseball team managers.

He did it with two seconds to spare and avoided being put into the coffin. However, he still ended up getting fully wrapped.

Model Reina Triendl tries to list seven members of the family in the anime Sazae-san. Make that, unsuccessfully trying.

And finally, impressionist Croquette gives a go at listing off seven national holidays. No, Croquette, Christmas is not a national holiday in Japan!

Tore! had a two-hour special earlier this week in Japan. You can see more about the show on its official Japanese site below.

The Tore! video game currently does not have a launch date. No word yet about a release outside of Japan. That information is, as they say, under wraps.

Tore! [Official Site] テレビ番組「謎解きバトル TORE! 宝探しアドベンチャー」が3DSでゲーム化決定!ゲームオリジナルのステージも登場 [Gamer]

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    There are ads for this show but with child contestents here in china. Didn't realise it was Japanese and also for adults. Reminded me a bit of that temple themed game show on nickelodeon ages ago.

    I wish we got more stuff like this on TV here. We're lucky we get things like 'Vs Arashi' and previous Japanese gameshows on that timeslot (let's not count mXc on account of the horrible US dubbing) but man, compared to 90% of crap on TV this is amazing.

    It's not really mummification without the embalming process.

    When I was learning Japanese in school, we watched a quiz show that was set up like this but was more aimed at teaching teenagers Japanese so the physical punishments were always fake and "enacted" off screen.

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