Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? 2nd Edition - PlayStation

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Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? 2nd Edition (PlayStation)
Also for: PC, PS2, Power Mac, GBA
Viewed: 2D Combination Genre:
Arcade origin:No
Developer: Hothouse Soft. Co.: Eidos
Publishers: Eidos (GB)
Released: 28 Sept 2001 (GB)
Ratings: 3+
Accessories: Memory Card


The original Who Wants to be a Millionaire, released in 2000, went on to become one of the fastest selling games in the UK. Selling over one million copies, the video game incarnation of the TV series was not about to stop there. New for 2001, Eidos has released a sequel, imaginatively titled Who Wants to be a Millionaire: Second Edition for PlayStation.

To make the game as much like the TV show as possible, the question masters have created the questions for the game. Like the original, Who Wants to be a Millionaire 2 (WWTBA2) features over 1,000 brand new questions, both easy and downright difficult. What’s more, all questions are asked by Chris Tarrant himself – that’s a lot of time in the audio studio.

Visually, the game is well presented. The studio has again been showcased in video format, giving a highly authentic feel. Loading times have been considerably improved, and players now have the ability to skip through some video sequences. A save game option has also been included, so friends can take their game over to a friend or family’s house.

Giving talented participants that little bit extra to boast about, players’ names are written on the cheques that are handed out.

Essentially, WWTBAM2 is more of the same, but with bells and whistles attached. The original was so amazingly popular that Hot House and Eidos quite rightly decided to maintain the essence of the game. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.