If you have a Netflix subscription, you might already see the latest offering of the platform and a next physical game that lets human jump, stride, walk slowly and fall in the pits of flame-throwing volcano lava. On Saturday, June 20, the Netflix top 10 list composes of ‘Floor is Lava’. Though the show has been trending since its release one thing that was also most asked by fans of the show. This also means that once they fall on the pits of the lava they will not be experiencing life-threatening heat.
Physical-challenge game shows are nothing new, though they do not extend so far back as radio. The earliest versions date back to the 1970s and 1980s with Battle of the Network Stars and American Gladiators, not to mention the Nickelodeon staple Double Dare.
But as TV diversifies and the competition for eyeballs gets fiercer, the need for gimmicks has gotten more obvious, whether it be ABC’s hilarious Downfall of conveyor belt prizes and Ellen’s Game of Games. In a nod to the childhood origins of the game, the different levels are all rooms in a house every room the teams must cross together are festooned with themed props created by a candy-colored workshop.
Floor Is Lava maybe the huge budget bonkers concept this summer, but it’s far from the only one because the COVID-19 decimated filming for the last 3 months channels are grasping for summer programming to fill the schedule. Floor Is Lava at least have amazing name recognition and all 10 episodes are already available. If you are looking for a summer distraction, it doesn’t get much more mindlessly distracting than this. ut depending on the size of your house maybe don’t try it at home.
Floor Is Lava’s wide-open courses are more reminiscent of Guts ggro Crag than Legends of The Hidden Temple’s final stage, but their designs do incorporate more thoughtful puzzle elements that are similar to the Temple Run and other Nickelodeon game show concepts.