Contestants were put in a room and were tasked with escaping from it, with each room having some way the contestants could fail and "die" an obviously-fake death Initially, each episode had one team challenging three rooms, winning money for each person who successfully escaped. However, the December 22, episode was a 2-hour winner-take-all "Battle Royale" special where 3 teams were awarded one point per player escaped from each room they played, with 1 million yen going to the team with the highest score at the end. This proved quite successful, and the show changed to a battle format soon after. Two teams competed for score, with the winning team going onto play a Bonus Round for , yen.
Are you a fan of that film where people escape dangerous situations by solving visual, word and logic puzzles? Me too! Dasshutsu Game Dero! Escape Game Dero! Here is the official Nippon TV format flier. Usually there are two teams, but this is a special episode so there are going to be three. Like many Japanese games, many of the contestants are regulars.