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POSTED 10/1/12


WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE? SPECIAL EDITIONS

Deep Silver



Seriously, has there even been a stupider fucking question? We do! You do! Everybody does! Duh-doi!

You know this TV show, yeah? Even if you’re a cathode ray tube (or their current equivalents) snob you’ve likely encountered Slumdog Millionaire. Sit in a circle, be bombarded by more dramatic stings than you’d get from a Shakespearean wasp, and answer 15 questions correctly to give your bank balance a hot suffixal zero injection.

Based on the UK version – that it’s in pounds perhaps giving that away, ’cos it would have been SO hard to change those symbols to $s for us Aussies with a quick copy and replace, wouldn’t it? - dance-in-the-streets news is that there’s no Eddie McGuire. Still, even the UK version conjures visions of Mr McChins’ putrescent AFL club with a host named Chris Tarrant, but he’s nowhere either. Instead there’s some generic bloke who’s kinda polygonical Leroy Jethro Gibbs – until he opens his gob and a Brit accent tumbles forth.

It plays exactly like the original TV show – not the abridged Hot Seat - and little more can be said, other than you don’t actually get the moolah if you make the million. Again, duh-doi!

We were seduced, however, into purchasing one of several expansions, the South Park one. 600 questions for Trey and Matt geeks is fun enough, but the presentation’s also given a makeover with a new intro, South Parkian avatars and phone-a-friends, random quotes and more. Same host though – hello missed opportunity! They could have least plopped Mr Hat on his hand...

If you dig the languid pace and prefab drama of WWTBAM? then you’ll dig this. Up to four can compete, but there’s no online save for the mega-scoring high score table no-lifes.

Now, screw you guys, we’re going to the bank.

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