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Who Wants To Be A Millionaire is arguably the most popular quiz show on television. It seems only right that it came out on many consoles, including the PC.
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire 2 comes out with one of those smaller plastic boxes, instead of the A4 size cardboard box you can't fit anywhere - the minimum requirements are:
2MB Video Card (DX7 compliant)
70MB HD space
DX7 compliant sound card
For those who have the original game, this one is an improved but similar version. The loading is much quicker than the previous, and you find you can get started within about a minute of clicking the icon to load up the game.
There is a voice provided by Chris Tarrant and whenever you click a button he will comment in various ways including "That's fine" and "Thanks a million" (PUN INTENDED!). The overall view is a nice purple colour, replacing that dark blue/black dull colour on the previous one.
This game features a new look. When you are playing the game, you have your lifelines on the left, the money bit on the right, and the question on the bottom. In the middle this time you have a virtual view of the audience - a nice addition to the game. And they will clap whenever you move onto a question after the £1,000 mark.
One bit that did disappoint me a bit may agree with those who have the first game. The comments he used to tell you whether a question is right is the same here than the previous version. This can be annoying because you quickly remember the sayings and can immediately tell whether you're question is right, and therefore suspense is reduced.
Chris this time reads out the question to you - which is an excellent addition, and the cheque you receive after £32,000 is correctly named to you with the correct date - it almost looks real!
The game has over 1,000 new questions - and this is a lot of questions meaning it will be some time before you begin repeating questions.
You have the option of playing up to 4 players, with three game modes called Fastest Finger which is the same as in the programme - head to head - which is where each player takes turns playing their own game and the one who won the most money wins.
Team Game - is where you work together and each person takes a turn to answer a question.
The 3 lifelines are all there, my favourite being phone a friend which amusingly includes a lot of people with strong accents all over the UK.
This game is very good, and the word I would use is REALISTIC. Bar the repetitive sounds, everything in the game is good, the graphics are fine, the music is suspenseful and gives a nice atmosphere, and the additional extras make this game even better than the previous.
NOTE: The game requires 70MB disk space - but if you are particularly short on disk space, you can manage to run the game from the CD, requiring very little disk space. You need to customise the installation.