This video of a Japanese game show is going viral for all the right reasons.

While our knowledge of Japanese game shows is limited to reruns of 'Takeshi's Castle' and what the internet gifts us every now and then, we think it's safe to say that this game, shared on Reddit yesterday, may just be the most quintessentially Japanese and brilliant.

The aim of the game is simple - get to the top of the slippery stairs and grab the prize. Sounds easy, right? Well, just like life, all sorts of things can and will go wrong for everyone involved.

Prepare to laugh like you haven't laughed in a long time.