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Nippon TV Unveils New Game Show Crush Park


Nippon TV is launching to the international marketplace the game-show format Crush Park.

Crush Park is a simple show that requires nothing more than literally crushing various objects to get to the goal of winning the prize. Billed as a COVID-19-friendly studio game show, it sees players take on the challenges either solo or in small numbers.

In each self-contained episode, there are three wacky obstacle courses. Different types of walls blocking the way, 400 water balloons sticking to a giant ceiling falling overhead, and angry monsters with sharp horns awaiting the challenger who must destroy them as many as possible and as fast as possible to reach the prize.

After each challenge, the lowest scorers are disqualified. Each equipped with hammers, swords, nunchucks and a special explosive potion created for the show, the players engage in challenging physical actions to advance through the stages and become the ultimate winner.

As the contest progresses, the players fully unleash their usually hidden inner beast and go into full swing, destroying as many obstacles in sight with full force.

Crush Park debuted in December 2020 on Nippon TV, topping the viewer market share across target audiences.

Mikiko Nishiyama, managing director of international business development at Nippon TV, said: “As people try to overcome these stressful COVID-19 times, there is no better moment for Nippon TV to offer this new fun-filled, stress-busting game show format. With the pop look and feel of a theme park or arcade, Crush Park thrills viewers with an excitement far-removed from daily reality. Satisfaction is guaranteed for the show’s players and viewers in this family-friendly game show.”

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