Mental Samurai is the latest game show that will test contestants’ aptitudes when placed under extreme circumstances. From the producers who brought you The Voice and American Ninja Warrior, the new Fox trivia show will make guests answer questions while spinning around in a huge gyroscope.
If you can successfully answer questions while twirling around (and not throwing up), than you may have a chance to win the grand prize of $100,000. So, if you love carnival rides, or big money, this is how you can get apply to get on the show.
Mental Samurai casting:
To apply for the hottest new game show, the website states you must be older than the age of 18. Then, an individual must fill out a list of basic questions including, name, age, address, etc.
However, the casting website also asks for more personal details, such as: “What is the biggest obstacle you've ever had to overcome?” Add in a two-minute video of yourself showcasing your personality and voilà, you’ve just applied to become a contestant.
How does Mental Samurai work?
According to the casting website, Fox is looking for individuals who have "speed, stamina, and focus,” to answer a series of questions. This show will test one’s mind with an array of puzzles, patterns, trivia, and memory games.
“One wrong answer and you're out, move too slowly and you're out," reads the site. "It's a game everyone can play, but only the very smartest, and fastest can win."
The host, actor Rob Lowe, stated in a preview that Mental Samurai is "a game everybody can play that very few people can win." While contestants don’t need to be Jeopardy! smart, he or she will have to be able to think while their brain is being jostled in a steel contraption.
In a preview for the show, contestants are challenged with answering 12 questions in under five minutes. If time runs out or you answer a question incorrectly, the game is over.
However, if a person does make it past the 12-question round, they are then able to play in the final round known as the "Circle of Samurai." And winning the final means you will walk away with $100,000 in your pocket.
So far, no one has been able to make it through the mental obstacle course, but one man and one woman have gotten halfway. "The title Mental Samurai was designed to be really elusive and hard to get, and it has lived up to the billing. We had a woman win $50,000 as well," Rob told Parade.
The host also revealed that he’s surprised by some contestants on the show. For example, an astronaut who is used to being flipped in a machine did not make it past the first question.
“You go, ‘OK, here’s an astronaut. He’s going to be great.’ You just never know. What people know, their depth of knowledge, stuns me," he added. "And then on the other on the other side of it, we had a guy lose because he didn’t know the phrase 'elephant in the room,' and the whole audience was losing their mind."
Watch new episodes of Mental Samurai on Tuesdays at 9 p.m EST on Fox.