Bob Monkhouse hosts the light hearted game show in which three contestants pit their wits against the clock and each other to win a holiday star prize.
A screen of sixteen possible answers to a question are shown. Eleven answers are correct, the first awarding £10, then £20, etc. up to £110 for the last answer. The other five answers are incorrect, and hitting one of these so-called "Wipeouts" loses all your money from the whole game.
On their turn, a player must have at least one go at picking an answer from the board. If they manage to avoid a Wipeout, they can continue picking answers for as long as they wish, until they either hit a Wipeout and lose their entire score, or pass control to the next player, thereby protecting their loot until their next turn. Play continues until only Wipeouts or only correct answers remain on the board. Three boards are played in Round 1.
The two contestants with the most money at the end of Round 1 went on to play in the Wipeout Auction. From 12 options, players bid on how many correct answers they could pick out. up to the maximum of 8. Hitting a Wipeout allowed their opponent to steal the frame if they could find just one correct answer. Winning two frames got you through to the final.
In the end game, the finalist had to select 6 correct answers from the 12 options offered within 60 seconds in order to win a holiday. The contestant could hit a button to make the computer reveal how many correct answers they had until either they ran out of time or found all six.