Ads are gone. We're using Patreon to raise funds so we can grow. Please pledge support today!
Google+   Facebook button  Twitter button 
3DS | DS | PS3 | PS4 | PSP | VITA | WII | WIIU | X360 | XB1 | All
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (PC) artwork

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (PC) review


"The earlier questions are easy enough, but once you get up to the higher ones things start getting tricky. That is, of course, in your first 15 or so times playing."



In 1999 (or was it 2000?), the American Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) decided the world needed a new, exciting game show, and so they came up with the famous Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, starring Live! star Regis Philbin (complete with no Kathy Lee! America rejoiced...). The wrongly-punctuated trivia program soon grew into a phenomenon, though today's episodes mostly consist of low-rated celebrity shows. The show was popular, though, and Jellyvision, maker of You Don't Know Jack decided to cash in on the franchise, and nabbed the rights to develop the first of several poor titles based on the show.

The atmosphere of the game feels a lot like the show, admittingly, though it's all simple Shockwave effects. The keyboard is the only controller, and the multiple-choice answers correspond to their respective keys: A, B, C, and D. Each round starts with a Fastest Finger question, where you are asked to put a series number of answers in order. Up to 4 humans can participate in the Fastest Finger question, though only the winner can advance to the actual game.

Like the show, the questions are separated into 15 queries, the first five being worth 100, 200, 300, 500, and 1000 dollars. Once the $1000 question is answered correctly, the player is guaranteed to walk away with the imaginary cash, and reaching the 32,000 and 1,000,000 dollar questions guarantee that money also. The earlier questions are easy enough, but once you get up to the higher ones things start getting tricky. That is, of course, in your first 15 or so times playing. Questions will start repeating a lot after you've played several games, and knowing those answers pretty much takes all the fun out of it. However, they are well thought-out and written, and as an occasional trivia game, it is great.

Overall, players may feel a little intimidated by Regis' annoying anecdotes (they are not funny, Regis...) more than the questions, and I can't see myself honestly recommending this title to anyone. Ever.

Oh, and I apologize for the rather short review - the game is almost nothing anyway, and thus there isn't much to talk about.

Rating: 2/10

Knux's avatar
Staff review by Zack M (Date unavailable)

A bio for this contributor is currently unavailable, but check back soon to see if that changes. If you are the author of this review, you can update your bio from the Settings page.

More Reviews by Zack M
Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek (PC) artwork
Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek (PC)

As a mystery story, White Wolf is somewhat dry. Nancy has been hired to investigate a series of dangerous incidents, including a few explosions, at Icicle Creek Lodge, but in order to fully investigate she’ll have to pull triple duty as a maid, cook, and detective. The plot unfolds steadily enough, but there’s never re...
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (PC) artwork
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (PC)

Re-watching Star Wars: Episode III lately, I marveled at the complex politics that the ill-fated prequel-ogy introduced to every nerd’s favorite very, very distant galaxy. Indeed, before the vicious Empire and the heroic Rebellion, there was the noble Republic and the scheming Separatists, and, ho! Before all th...
Battalion Wars (GameCube) artwork
Battalion Wars (GameCube)

To be honest, my Game Boy Advance SP, once a knight in shining (quite literally, at last!) plastic, has seen little to no activity in recent months. In a sense, then, I can actually relate to the poor thing, but I digress.

Feedback

If you enjoyed this Who Wants to Be a Millionaire review, you're encouraged to discuss it with the author and with other members of the site's community. If you don't already have an HonestGamers account, you can sign up for one in a snap. Thank you for reading!

You must be signed into an HonestGamers user account to leave feedback on this review.

Info | Help | Privacy Policy | Contact | Links

eXTReMe Tracker
© 1998-2014 HonestGamers
None of the material contained within this site may be reproduced in any conceivable fashion without permission from the author(s) of said material. This site is not sponsored or endorsed by Nintendo, Sega, Sony, Microsoft, or any other such party. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire is a registered trademark of its copyright holder. This site makes no claim to Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, its characters, screenshots, artwork, music, or any intellectual property contained within. Opinions expressed on this site do not necessarily represent the opinion of site staff or sponsors. Staff and freelance reviews are typically written based on time spent with a retail review copy or review key for the game that is provided by its publisher.