Taktak Mo o Tatakbo (alternatively stylized as Taktak Mo? o Tatakbo? or Taktak Mo! o Tatakbo!) is a game segment that is the successor to the popular segment Laban o Bawi.
Overview[edit | edit source]
The segment is divided into two rounds: the elimination round and the jackpot round.
In the elimination round, the pool of contestants are given two letters to line up behind. A letter will be randomly picked, and each of the contestants who lined up behind the lucky letter will be asked a question. The contestants who answered correctly will advance to the next cycle of questioning. If a contestant fails to provide the correct response, a contestant from the other letter will get a chance to answer a question. The fate of the previous contestant depends on the answer of the second contestant. If the second contestant incorrectly answers the question, then the previous contestant advances. If the answer is correct, then the second contestant moves on. All of the contestants who answered correctly will go through another cycle of questioning until only one remains to play the jackpot round.
In the jackpot round, the winning contestant will spin three giant roulette-style wheel mechanism with 16 spaces, most of which are labeled with peso amounts ranging from 10,000 pesos to 50,000 pesos, plus a top peso value: 50,000 pesos on the first wheel, 100,000 pesos on the second wheel, and 1 million pesos on the last wheel, although the top prize varied throughout its run, ra. The wheels also feature "Butata" and "Hirit Pa" labels, which increases in quantity as the player moves from one wheel to another. "Butata"
originally eliminates the total cash prize that the player has accumulated over time, but this was later changed that the player won't earn any cash from that wheel, but still keep the player's accumulated cash prize. "Hirit Pa" gives the player another turn. This feature was removed on September 2008. The player wins the total total cash prize that the three wheels stopped on.
Format[edit | edit source]
The player will be asked by the hosts if he or she wants to proceed to the next wheel (taktak), or take home his or her winnings (takbo). Originally, if the player wants to advance to the next wheel, the player's winnings will be reduced by half. On 9 June 2007, it had some changes, as after the player spins the first wheel, he or she will automatically advance to the second wheel. However, before spinning the last wheel, a person, known as 'Manager', will talk to the player and the hosts. Afterwards she will announce the amount deducted from the player's winnings, known as 'Taktak Fee', in order to proceed to the last wheel, in which the player is asked if he or she wants to continue or walk away with his or her current winnings. This format lasted until September 2008.
During this jackpot round format, from 13 January 2007 to 29 September 2007, the top prizes are 250,000 pesos, a tricycle, or a Toyota Innova plus 100,000 pesos. From October to December 2007, the top prize is from 300 thousand pesos up to 1 million pesos. On 2008, the top prize remained at 1 million pesos, but if the jackpot is won, it will reset back to 500,000 pesos, and it increases by 50,000 pesos every after episode it is not won (until it reaches the maximum top prize of 1 million pesos again). The last wheel also has four removable wedges with cash values from 20,000 pesos to 40,000 pesos that either double or adds 50,000 pesos to the amount indicated on the wedge.
On September 2008, the segment had a major reformat. The first wheel now has a top prize of 100,000 pesos, known as the 'Pocket Money' wheel. The second wheel is a multiplier wheel, which can double or triple cash values on the last wheel. The biggest top prize in this format is 1.5 million pesos, by getting the 3x multiplier in the second wheel and then the space with Globe's logo on the last. This format lasted until December 2008.
On January 2009, it reverted to the original format, but the player automatically advances through the three wheels. The jackpot prize is now fixed at 1 million pesos, indicated by the space on the last wheel with the logo of Eat Bulaga!. It also introduced two mystery wedges, which can contain either a "Butata" or 100,000 pesos.
Promo Sponsors[edit | edit source]
- From June 9 to September 29, 2007, there was a promo sponsored by Globe titled "Gusto mo, Gets mo." The contestants get a chance to win cash, load, or Toyota Innova where the pointer points to Globe.
- From August 7 to 11, 2007, during the "5-day Extravaganza", there are now two (2) Globe's on the roulette/spinner.
- From April 5 to September 5, 2008, there is a promo sponsored by TM. The Globe portion is replaced by the TM portion.