Nickelodeon’s Legends of the Hidden Temple was one of the most entertaining kids’ shows of the 1990s. But while it may have been a joy to watch, it was an absolute nightmare to take part in. Here’s a look at why the action-adventure game show caused its contestants such despair.
Created by Scott A. Stone, Stephen Brown and David G. Stanley, Legends of the Hidden Temple first aired on Nickelodeon in 1993. The action-adventure game show focused on a lost treasure-filled temple protected by Mayan temple guards. It was hosted by Kirk Fogg, who also helped to guide the teams around the temple.
The main objective of the show was to discover a particular reminder of the past hidden in the temple. The six teams (each consisting of one girl and one boy) had to use their knowledge of mythology, history and geography in their quest. They also had to partake in various physical pursuits.