Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? 2nd Edition - PS2

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Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? 2nd Edition (PS2)
Also for: PC, Power Mac, GBA, PlayStation
Viewed: 2D Combination Genre:
Media: CD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Hothouse Soft. Co.: Eidos
Publishers: Eidos (GB)
Released: 16 Nov 2001 (GB)
Ratings: 3+
Accessories: Memory Card


So who does want to be a Millionaire? It’s hard to comprehend the success that the television show and the videogame has achieved on a global basis. The first game smashed sales records becoming reaching a million sales in the fastest time ever in the UK, and quickly became a family favourite. Many people enjoy playing along with show shouting answers at the TV and sharing the tension. This game allows you to take the hotseat personally 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 difficulty as the show progresses. Contestants have three life-lines available with them to help with the questions they don’t know, Ask the Audience, 50-50, and phone a friend.

The 2nd edition is much more than the first game but with additional questions. 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.

The 2nd 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 it turn to play through the game together. Finally, the players name is now printed on the virtual check. If you have the PS2 printer you can print out your winnings and take the check down to your local bank, only kidding.

Who Wants to be a Millionaire is a great single-player and family game, it’s fun and educational. If you watch the show, why not take part in the show? See how hard the questions are when stress is involved.