You can't even win back the forty bucks you spent to buy the game. June 1, 2001 Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Additionally, you can't skip these movies, and they slow the pace of the game down to a grinding halt. Oh, I almost forgot, you get your own name written on the check at the end of the game! Recent editions of QuickTime don't seem to be compatible with this game. The interface has been given a lick of paint, and the graphics have been sharpened up to offer a much slicker presentation than before. The money tree is the exact same from the primetime version as well. You have the same lifelines on the show, , and , which is actually a poll on the internet who were selected at random. Support for up to eight players here might have also added a bit of tension.
The graphics are most certainly a low point. The third lifeline is the ability to call one of your friends and ask him or her for help. While this is faithful to the way the show works, it makes the two-player portion of two-player games last about 15 seconds. Regis Philbin must have spent a good amount of time working on the voice-overs. I am impressed, however, with the depth of the game as there are tons of questions and even more sound bytes. After all, isn't the point of an at home version to see how much one knows, or does not know? The first question that the game asks is how many players will be competing. Again, it's fun, but only up to a point.
The game is a faithful transition, one in which most fans of the television show will not be disappointed. Great family game and with the holidays approaching what a great opportunity to buy this and enjoy a great family evening. I got a million dollars and haven't touched it since. Naturally this is the string attached to the game - you can be sure there will be a full-priced third edition come next Christmas and there's still no way of expanding the question set. If you already have QuickTime on your system, you'll have to uninstall it and replace it with an older version to be able to play.
Like the preceding Who Wants to Be a Millionaire titles this third edition was developed by Jellyvision, the company known for the successful You Don't Know Jack series of quiz games. If you do 2 Player Mode, both players will do the , similar to the primetime show. In this version, you can also download questions. As far as the questions themselves go, the difficulty of each one actually resembles the amount of money you're playing for this time. The game looks a lot like the show does and tries to use some of the same sweeping camera movements that make the show stand out.
Each question is worth progressively more and more money until you reach the final question, which is worth 1 million dollars. You'll get a series of black screens with weird scrolling lines. This time we get to listen to his adenoidal drone reading the questions to us, which helps lend a greater air of authenticity to the game, but does little to aid our already waning sanity. That the audience are as well animated as Morph after a day on the bottle does nothing to either improve or lessen the experience. Like the first game, Third Edition--which is actually the second PlayStation release for the series--sticks to the show fairly faithfully, but extremely limited options, the inability to skip the lengthy between-question animation, and horrendously slow load times suck out any potential fun you might have with this game. Not a great deal has changed since the previous incarnation of the home computer version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, and the mechanics and playing methods remain exactly the same.
PlayStation 1 Black Label Brand New Factory Sealed Who Wants To Be A Millioniare 3rd Edition. The music is very good and accurate to the television show. I got a million dollars and You can pretty much use a lifeline on every question: Log on to Google. Contact: , done in 0. In fact, of all the changes made since the original version, the only one that makes a notable difference is additional banter from the lovable Chris Tarrant. The game is developed by the same team from Jellyvision that worked on all of the You Don't Know Jack titles.
You really feel as if you're there under the spotlights while playing. While it is fairly safe to say that this is very much like the other two editions, all three completely useable lifelines. The game is as close to being text-based as a game can be without strictly being classified as such. Wonder why they let you pause the game. However, this lifeline has changed a bit--instead, you have to call one of Regis' friends for advice.
The charms, of course, of Millionaire, being the synthesized music, cattle prodding from Philbin, and the incessant glare of those dang ties! However, you have a 30 second time limit. The suspense on the game show is sometimes warranted, but often tedious to those of us who would just like to advance to the next question. Whoever gets it correct in the fastest time enters the hot seat. The rest of the game follows much the same format as the You Don't Know Jack games. However, the prerendered movies show empty chairs rather than render a polygonal Regis Philbin and a contestant character. Sound: Vast and fairly impressive.