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Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? 2nd Edition

Rating: 3+ (PEGI)

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  Malc

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The game works OK, but as with the DS version, questions are difficult form the start, not like on TV, where the first couple of questions are ridiculously easy.........and even on child's level, it's pretty difficult from the off......

I wouldn't recommend buying this for children.....

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  Best version of Millionaire i've ever played.

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Anybody interested in 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire' and loves the idea of playing the show at home should give this a shot. I've owned many versions of the game on the GBA, DS, PC and the 1st edition on the Wii but this is by far the best version I've ever had and there are many reasons why.

The game runs in the newer 12 question format of the show. I'd have liked the choice to select whether you play the old 15 question set up with the music at the time and this new set up but that is the only small complaint I have with the game.

I would rate this the best version of the game for many reasons. First of all the graphics, speech, sound effects are music are the highest standard I have experienced so far. The FMV of Chris Tarrant is much less compressed than the last Wii game and his speech is clearer and the music and effects a lot less compressed than before. One of my pet hates of the original Wii game was the lack of progressive scan support etc. Well for those with a good sized TV and surround sound set up I am happy to report that this time around the game supports both 480p and 16:9 widescreen along with Pro Logic II. This makes a huge difference to Wii owners with a good set up in the home.

You can also choose to use Mii's in the game and I think this is a great feature as it makes the game a lot more personal than it has been before. Good to see Nintendo allowing third parties in on the Mii support and I can't think of a better quiz game to support this.

Along with the main game there is a fastest finger first mini game. Nothing too special but it challenges you to get a quick time or get as many questions right as you can in 60 seconds. Any extra modes are an added bonus so at least this is in there.

The one I was really impressed by was the 2-player phone a friend mode. This is a great use of the Wii remote and I was really impressed. The Wii remote vibrates and rings out of the in built speaker and does so until you press the 'A' button to answer. Then you will here Chris Tarrant talk to you as you hold the phone up to your ear followed by your virtual friend ask you the question followed by the four possible answers. A gimmick? Maybe, but all in all a great side game and clever use of the Wii that cannot be done on any other console in the same way. Great stuff.

Game will also track stats for up to 4 players in your save file too and this makes a great addition that has always been missing. I never understood the option of the 'walk away' feature in the games but now the records how much winnings you have made from every game you have gone through. This makes walking away an option if you are unsure about a question but don't want to risk at to keep your high score at a maximum as it were. Tracks all your wins, losses and times in the mini games too so a nice little addition.

All in all this is well recommended for fans and at £9.99 is an absolute bargain. I have covered most of the points people might be looking for so I hope you enjoy it.

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