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Online WWTBAM, YESIDOO!
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Member Name: yesidoo
All Online Games in general
Date: 06/04/01, updated on 26/05/01 (436 review reads)
Who wants to be a millionaire? I do!
Since the show began in September 1998, we have all sat at home and laughed in superior intelligence at the shows contestants, safe in the knowledge that if we were in that position we would use our lifelines MUCH, MUCH more wisely than they do.
Since it’s phenomenal success on our screens the game has been transported onto CD ROMs, and the Playstation so that we can all prove just how clever we are. Now it has finally landed on the net! You can play WWTBAM online by going to www.itv.co.uk, and clicking on the link for WWTBAM. You are at first required to register before you can play online, and once you have you are free to play.
Once you’ve registered you get to the main page, where you can read all about Chris Tarrant (woohoo, that should be fun eh?) or WWTBAM abroad where you will find various funny/interesting facts from around the world with WWTBAM. You can also have a look at the highlights of the contestants, which gives brief outlines of how contestants came away with oodles of cash, or indeed with NOTHING, ZILCH, NADDA, NOWT.
Once you’ve taken a peek at the small offerings, you are ready to play online. I presumed the online version would be the same as the CD Rom version, or the Playstation version which sets a random format of questions each time you play, where there is the chance of a question you’ve already answered in a previous game, coming up in consecutive games. However, the online version only allows you to play previous games shown on ITV. You can choose to play from either “Big winners” or “Shows in 2001”. Rather disappointing because as yet the range is very few, with only January and Februarys games being accessible to play online so far. The big winners section also has very few games for you to play, but you do have the chance to re-play Judith Keppels £1,000,000, winning game (oh and try and do it without cheating
will you, pretend you can’t remember the questions :-d) as well as other big winners from £125,000 upwards.
The questions are exactly the same as the contestants had on the particular game you decide to play, and you have your usual lifelines, 50/50, Phone a friend, and ask the audience. You can walk away with your money at any time, and you are always asked if that is your final question, so you don’t make a stupid error and lose a vast amount of money …well, virtual money at least, I mean come on, just think of that virtual holiday you were going to go on, you don’t want to ruin your chances of going on that do you? You have 30 seconds to answer all the questions from 1-10, and 60 seconds for the questions 10-15. This includes the time used with lifelines and there is no “pause buttons” for all you cheaters out there (yes you, don’t look innocent) so no time to surf the web I’m afraid whilst you try to find the answer, just so you can lie to your mates and say that you made it to £1,000,000,!
That’s it, the site is presentable, and amusing enough for a few minutes but its not quite the same when only virtual money is at stake, and when the chances are you already saw the programme with your questions on!! IT does kind of defeat the object a tad!
Happy millionairing! If you do win the virtual big one, can I come on the virtual holiday with you please?