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

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Also for: PS2, Power Mac, GBA, PlayStation
Viewed: 2D Combination Genre:
Media: CD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Hothouse Soft. Co.: Eidos
Publishers: Sold Out (GB)
Eidos (GB)
Released: 28 Sept 2001 (GB)
2002 (GB)
Ratings: 3+
Accessories: Keyboard


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So who wants to be a Millionaire? It’s hard to comprehend the success that the television show and the videogame have achieved on a global basis. The first version smashed sales records, reaching a million sales in the shortest time ever in the UK, and quickly became a family favourite. Many people enjoy playing along with the show, shouting answers at the TV and sharing the tension. This game allows you to personally take the hot-seat and win a virtual million.

The format of the show involves contestants answering questions correctly to win an increasingly large amount of cash. Who Wants to be a Millionaire? is easy at first, but becomes more difficult as the show progresses. Contestants have three lifelines available with them to help with the questions they don’t know: Ask the Audience, 50-50, and Phone a Friend.

The second edition of WWTBAM is much more than the first game. Eidos has pulled out all the stops to give us a virtual 3D lip-synched Chris Tarrant. This model asks the questions, gives the answers, and offers comments to the player. Virtual Chris makes the game more authentic when compared to the first instalment. The studio and audience have also been given the 3D treatment, doing away with the pre-rendered animation.

This edition features 1,000 new questions and a save game option. Saving your progress allows the computer to keep track of the questions that have already been asked, and Chris will not repeat any question until all have been exhausted. A team game lets up to four-players take turns to play through the game together. Finally, players’ names are now printed on the virtual cheque at the end of your run. You can print out your winnings and take the cheque down to your local bank. Only kidding!

Who Wants to be a Millionaire is a great single-player and family game, because it’s fun to play and you will learn stuff that you don’t know. That’s a fact. The only question left to ask now is ‘will it out-sell its predecessor?’ Only you, the customer, can answer that.