Well, this is a game show, so of course we are looking for gameplay here. Well, Millionaire 2
has definitely got it. Again, I hate to repeat myself, but the game is exactly like the television series of the same name. But that's a good thing. You are presented with 15 questions, and your goal is to answer all of them to 'collect' the 1 million dollar prize. Each is a multiple choice with 4 possible answers to choose from. Along the way to help you out are three Lifelines: 50/50 which will eliminate half of the incorrect answers; Phone a Friend where Regis phones a friend of his and asks for advice (in my experience, these have always been correct); and finally Ask the Audience where the audience is polled (again, these have always been correct based on my experience). As you make your way up the list of questions, you will find safe havens at the 5 and 10 questions, so if you screw up, you don't lose every dime (figuratively speaking, of course). And if you are smart (or lucky) enough to make it all the way to the million dollar mark, good ol' Regis will tell you congrats, but that the money stays in the vault. 'You are a pretend millionaire'. Har har. Of course, this is preferable to that wonderful check made out in the amount of a big fat zero that you get if you lose.
There is also a multi-player aspect to Millionaire, but I find it more of an annoyance than anything else. It's a fastest finger race where each player races to put a list of things into the proper order. The winner just goes on to play a regular game. Although Millionaire truly shines as a single player effort, I have found multi-player fun in just simply playing a one player game with someone else and just answering alternating questions. Much easier than crowding around the keyboard. (Ok, and if you play dirty, it's like having your Phone-a-Friend right there. Hehe.)
Basically, if you have ever said 'I could do that' or 'You dummy, it's D, not A!' then pick up this game and give it a whirl. Fans of the show are sure to enjoy the game. If you have the 1st Edition, then you already know what to expect. Snag Millionaire: 2nd Edition for a whole new group of brain teasers.