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This game does as well as it can to replicate the TV experience. Regis’ voice and videos, lifelines just as on the show, the whole works. But you’d better enjoy it, because the “replay value” is minimal. There are only about 600 questions here, and that means that after about 20 games, you will be seeing a lot of repeat questions, enough to really spoil the fun. On a CD there should be room for many thousands of questions. But the use of audio files for the “phone-a-friend” lifeline likely eats up a lot of the available space. If they were all authentic, some people might judge it worthwhile. But most of them seem to be the silly “psychic hotline” responses, and these are definitely not worth it. At . .., it still makes sense for fans of the show to give this a shot — just be aware that you’ll only get a week or two of enjoyment out of it. If you want a larger database of questions, consider the board game at . .., which *does* have several thousand questions. Check it out!
Product description Product Description This software is BRAND NEW. Packaging may differ slightly from the stock photo above. Please click on our logo above to see over 15,000 titles in stock. Review The first version of Who Wants To Be a Millionaire was the third bestselling game of 1999 and continues to fly off store shelves, so a sequel was inevitable. Who Wants To Be a Millionaire: 2nd Edition gives fans 600 more questions and brilliantly captures the feel of the TV show. The only thing missing is the cash. You’re in the hot seat with more questions, more Regis, and more fun. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Second Edition is packed with 600 all-new questions, lifelines, and Regis banter that is sure to satisfy fans. The pressure is on–win a million or lose it all. Just try to keep your cool when Regis asks, “Is that your final answer?” See all Product description
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 2nd Edition CD-ROM for PC Review
I am a game show fan, and feel a shortage in the modern world of Windows 95/98/Me/2000 of game shows. A few are cropping up and I like the Who Wants To Be a Millionaire show and decided to get the Gameboy Color version first. I enjoyed it and decided to get the PC version. I had trouble. It wouldn’t run and no live tech support is available on weekends, the website helped to identify the problem and downloaded the patch for Pentium 4 systems and it flew. Go to the website if you have any problems starting this game. The graphics are superb and Regis’ funny demeanor and voice are there. I didn’t mind reading the questions, speech takes an awful lot of disk space and there’s enough speech anyway. I’m never good at the fastest finger question and am glad there is a 1 player option. The questions are just like the show, varied, with some I know and some I have to look up or ask someone; thank goodness for the pause feature! The music, look and ambience is almost exactly like the show and is fun whether you win or lose, with Regis’ trash talk. The negatives: Why the timer? If they don’t have one in the game, they don’t need one in the CD-ROM version! One person took over 50 minutes on the show on one question! Why should we be punished?!?! (Again, thank goodness for the pause feature!) There is no way to skip the lengthy introductory credits; we know who made the program, let us skip to the game like Hasbro does for their gameshow CD’s! If you take too long putting in your name, the game will force one in; I was talking to someome at that point and the game put a name in! I had to start over, watching the annoyingly long intro credits! Sometimes Reege chatters too much between questions; I like him fine, but maybe a "chatter" setting should be implemented so if you’re in a hurry to move the game along, you can. The "trash talk" is still fun. These are very strong negatives, but this is a terrific game and the negatives detract only slightly, hence the 4 star rating. It is still a lot of fun once the game is going. Lastly, I mean no offense by saying this so please don’t take this too seriously: you know you can’t really win the million dollars. It’s a CD-ROM game for the computer, already! Even Reege himself says so after you win the virtual million dollars! Here’s a reminder for people disappointed in not winning real money: TAXES!!! This is just for fun, and that’s exactly what this game is, a lot of fun! -Read Reviews-
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ASIN: B00004RIPJ, Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 8 x 1.5 inches, Media: CD-ROM, Release Date: July 20, 2005, Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (52 customer reviews), Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #27,524 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
Millionaire 2nd Edition is a quality game if you’ve got several people and have some free time. It’s not terribly thrilling, especially if you are playing alone. If you have got a group of people playing, it tends to move a bit faster. The graphics and sounds of Regis are incredible and the game is definitely a challenge. You’ll probably use up all your lifelines by the time you’ve reached the $8000 level. If you plan on playing with a group of people, go for it, but if you’re looking for a fun game to pass the time, look elsewhere.
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