Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Junior
Genre Puzzle -> Puzzle
Today's Rank 528
Date N/A
Publisher N/A
Date 2001-07-06
Publisher Eidos
Taking the simple yet effective formula of the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire hit TV show and turning it into a computer game has already yielded Eidos a major success. And with the PlayStation version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire--Junior Edition, a game that does precisely what it says on the box, that success is set to continue. The game closely follows the formula of the TV series as you battle through 15 questions on the way to the jackpot. Throw in three lifelines, Chris Tarrant voiceovers and the familiar graphics and music and the only major difference is the lack of cash at the end of it all. Up to four players can play, either joining forces or going against each other, although the junior target audience of this release does mean that the questions are easier than before (although by no means a walkover). And by not dressing the game up in fancy gimmicks purely because of the younger target market, the game offers wholesome family entertainment that involves the youngsters without alienating the older generation. Perhaps the main flaw is the inevitable question repetition, whereby a good memory can be as helpful as good knowledge. But you can't knock Who Wants to be a Millionaire--Junior Edition for what it is--a professional, well executed and enjoyable game that will appeal to and is suitable for all the family. And how often can you say that? --Simon Brew
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