Number 079 – Tryzon – Defeat 455 competitors in challenges that viewers recognize from the show, such as Red Light, Green Light, the Dalgona Challenge, tug of war, marbles and the glass stepping stones to hit the jackpot.
One lucky winner took home $ 456,000 (£ 341,000) after winning all of the challenges in a replica of the Netflix mega-hit TV series Squid game.
(They left out the part of the show where the participants were killed … for obvious reasons).
The dystopian drama took the world by storm when it was released in September and YouTuber MrBeast decided to create a real-life version of the show himself.
He and sponsor Brawl Stars, a mobile game, have reportedly spent a whopping $ 2 million (£ 1.4 million) recreating the iconic sets. They then invited 456 entrants to compete for the chance to win the US $ 456,000 (£ 341,000) cash prize.
When you combine the cost of sets, production, and cash prizes, it totaled a whopping $ 3.6 million (£ 2.6 million).
“I recreated every single step of Squid game in real life, ”begins Mr. Beast, whose real name is Jimmy Donaldson.
Pretty much everyone has seen Squid Game at this pace, so the YouTuber had to do a few twists and turns along the way to keep both contestants and viewers in suspense.
This meant that participants did not know what Dalgona form they were going to get and offered participants $ 4,000 each to surrender, tracking who they talked to the most in the challenges and getting them to each other Team up in the Marbles Challenge.
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For the finale, instead of the show’s namesake, named after a Korean children’s game, participants play a more familiar challenge from their American childhood – a tense game of musical chairs – with the show’s eerie soundtrack as music.
While the show is known for its bloody kills of participants, in this version you don’t have to worry – no one gets hurt.
How exactly are people eliminated?
At the beginning of the video, Mr Beast stated, “Every single player has a device strapped to them that, if eliminated, will burst.
Having teased the video earlier, Mr Beast certainly shared the internet about his homage to the drama, which is said to be a critical comment on late-stage capitalism as some saw the irony and thought he missed that point.
Despite this criticism, it has been viewed over 54 million times within a day of uploading the 25-minute video.
Since uploading the recreation, people have shared their thoughts.
People couldn’t help but notice the garish Brawl Stars logos taped shut during the challenges.
However, there have been some who continued to be critical of the YouTuber who reenacted the show because of his social commentary on South Korea’s economic troubles.
While participants in Mr. Beast’s version of Squid game seemed to be sharing some behind the scenes photos and thanked the YouTuber for the experience.
So here we are.