WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE? SPECIAL EDITIONS
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
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
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.