Do you guys remember the game that marked the beginning of the 21st century with its amazing soundtrack and very lucrative prizes? It was inspired by the TV show with the same name that made a huge boom all around the world. It’s the show named Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.
Something that was the Match Game for the ‘70s was the Wheel of Fortune for the ‘80s. That in turns became the Who wants to be a Millionaire show in the ‘00s.
The TV show offers basically nothing interesting except the high amount of money and the catchy music that starts the each round. A nice dark atmosphere is presented with lights on the one asking questions and the one being asked the question. The goal is to make an intense atmosphere over the one playing the quiz and answering the questions and to put the pressure required so that the participant fails as soon as possible.
Who wants to be a millionaire is pretty straightforward to play – you have 15 questions to reach the Million and you have two safe spots after the 5th and after the 10th question. If you miss a question from the 1st five you fall down to zero and you win zero, but if you guess the fifth one, you are eligible for the 1st safe zone. The money from the 5th question is guaranteed to you and even if you miss a question from 6th to 10th you will get this cash. After guessing the 10th questions, you have secured the second safe point and things get quite intense from now on. All the questions double your winning and if you miss and fall it’s a major one. The 15th question is the one that will bring you the Million if you manage to answer it correctly.
The questions are divided into three parts – Before any safe point, which are the easiest and pretty straightforward for everyone to answer. Safely is reached when the competitor has answered the 5th question correctly. The second part is made of questions from 6th to 10th which are questions with medium difficulty and people usually fail on these ones and grab the 1st safe check cash. These questions are of a wider range and it’s expectable that an ordinary person with regular knowledge to fall on them. But as soon as you reach and correctly answer the 10th question, things get interesting. Here are the ultimate questions that only the ones with extraordinary knowledge can pass and are one of the hardest questions you’ve seen in your life.
There are three jokers that you can use to help you with the gameplay: Call a Friend (Your friend has 30 secs to help you with the answer), Ask the Crowd ( The crowd answers and a percentage graph shows which question is the favourite among the crow with the percentage on it) and 50:50 which removes two incorrect answers and leaves you with a far better option to choose the one which is correct from two possible answers.