Who Wants to Be a Millionaire is a frustrating single player experience and has a terrible multiplayer set up.
Presentation - When you first start the game, you'll automatically notice that there are single and multiplayer modes. However, in order to play the two player mode, you and your friend have to sort out all four answers in chronological order based on the question that Regis asks. This is pretty tedious because every time we sorted out all of the questions, we end up organizing them incorrectly.
Instead, we just went to the single player mode. Like the show, Regis asks you questions and gives you four answers to choose from. There are three life lines which are 50/50, phone a friend, and collecting percentages of how many members from the audience member answers. The 50/50 life line is basically eliminating two incorrect answers and leaves two answers remaining. However, only one if the answers is correct. The phone a friend life line is having Regis call a friend to give away the correct answer. It works well most of the time, but there are rare instances when even his/her is still incorrect. The audience lifeline is giving percentages to each question and the highest percentage has the most probability to give away the correct answer.
Remember, if you answer one question wrong, you automatically lose all of your money or where the safe lines are at. For example, earning $1,000 dollars is the first safe line. If you answer the next incorrectly, you still earn $1,000 dollars, not $0.
Also, the difficulty curve steeps up pretty fast because after I earned up to a $1,000 dollars, the remaining questions were just too difficult for me to answer. There should have been an option where you can adjust the difficulty levels like you could in The Weakest Link game for the PS1. Even after you earn a million dollars there's a no option menu and you can't save your records.
Graphics - The Play station 1 had graphical limitations back then, and Who Wants to be a Millionaire falls under the same category. You get to see several animations from Regis, but other than that the game doesn't really pop out much and feels more flat. It feels more like a two dimensional than a three dimensional game (ex. Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon). What I'm saying that Crash and Spyro's graphics are better than Who Wants to be a Millionaire. Other than the 2D flatness, the game visually looks pretty decent.
Sound - The music is pulled straight from the television show, so it should sound very familiar to the fans of the series. However, the sound effects are pretty weak. Regis is here and makes several comments when you answer a question.
Game play - Playing this game is just like the show where you have four answers to choose from and can use all three of your lifelines only once. However, the difficulty curve is pretty steep, so there will be a lot of questions that you're unfamiliar with. It makes this frustrating and saps away the fun because making one mistake causes you to lose all or most of your money. The controls are accurate and responsive.
Lasting appeal - This game is pretty short and playing two players is almost impossible because sorting out all four answers in chronological order is tedious and frustrating. My overall recommendation is to skip this game and play Who Wants to Be a Millionaire for real because at least you get to earn actual cash.
The Good - it plays, feels, and sounds like the show
The Bad - many of the questions are just too difficult to answer which causes you to lose all or most of your hard earned cash,
sorting out all four answers in chronological order just to play against a friend is a bad way to implement multiplayer,
graphics were mediocre, no way to save your records and has no options menu
Presentation - 8
Game play- 4
Lasting appeal - 3
Overall 5.4 out of 10 GameSpot Score 5.5 out of 10