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Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Sports Edition

Buena Vista Interactive

Ages 14 and up

Rating Scale
5 = great,    1 = poor
Educational Value
Kid Appeal
Ease of Use

Who Wants to be a Millionaire Sports Edition Screen Shot System Requirements

PC / Mac Price Survey

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Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Sports Edition is a continuation of the same format found in the earlier programs, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire 2nd Edition, but focused on a single category of questions. 

Same sassy Regis, same protracted pauses, same lifelines, and even the same slick graphic chairs to stare at endlessly. Get the idea?   The organization of the program appears identical.   If you found  either of the previous versions appealing, this may hit a similar note, however, the questions are designed for those who pay more attention to sports than the average man, woman or child. Topics cover the whole amalgam of sports -- horse racing, soccer, baseball, tennis, basketball, football, golf, auto racing and more.   The first 1-2 questions are basic enough for an uninformed, deductive mind to conquer.   Beyond that, most amateurs will be accepting that blank check from Regis and enduring his negative wisecracks.

Educational Value
This is essentially a multiple-guess sports trivia game. Although fun for sports fanatics, the educational value is minimal -- and less than the general purpose titles, because there is less room for educational discourse while going through the game.

Kid Appeal
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Sports Edition is beyond the knowledge base of the average sports-oriented 13-year boy (or girl). "This is just too hard," remarked one group of 13-year boys who couldn't get past three levels with their fair share of lucky guesses.  Most teenagers who appreciate a challenge still need more positive reinforcement to find a game engaging.   How tough is it? One group of three knowledgeable adult reviewers couldn't get beyond the $125,000 level after an hour's worth of play.

Ease of Use / Install
On our Windows ME test machine, the installation took approximately 5 minutes. Navigation through the program was straightforward, even without referring to the written instructions.

Best for... / Bottom-Line
Although the game is marketed for "Everyone", Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Sports Edition is best for older teenagers, college students, and adults who have a broad, detail-oriented sports interest  (People who read the sports section of the paper religiously and more than two articles a month in Sports Illustrated are good candidates). It would be a good icebreaker at a party with the 18 year old and-up crowd, or a group of sports newscasters and writers where teams could be set up.   Most young adolescents probably don't know enough about all the different sports the game asks about, to find this gratifying.

See SuperKids' Buyers Guide for current market prices of the PC and Mac versions.

System Requirements
PC: Windows 95/98, Pentium 133 or faster cpu, 200 MB hard drive space, 32MB RAM (64MB recommended), 16-bit DirectX-compatible 1MB video card, 4X or faster CD-ROM, 16-bit DirectX-compatible sound card Windows-compatible mouse and keyboard.

Mac: System 8.6 - 9.x, G3 processor, 233MHz or faster cpu, 200 MB free hard drive space, 32MB RAM, 24X or faster CD-ROM .

Reviewed on:

  • PentiumIII 600 with 128MB and 24xCD
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