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Trivia Millionaire

CNET Editors' review

Trivia Millionaire is a basic trivia game that's modeled after the popular television show, "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" Unfortunately, the things that made that show so entertaining--the timing and suspense--are wholly lacking from Trivia Millionaire.

The program's interface is basic and sleek; it's also fairly intuitive, which is good, given the program's lack of Help file. Users are asked a series of trivia questions and must select the correct answer from four choices. When users are stumped, they can have the program eliminate two wrong answers, select an answer for them, or spin a wheel to determine whether to continue. Everything works fine, and the questions start off quite easy and get appropriately more difficult as users progress through the game. We also liked that the game allows users to create new sets of questions on their own. Our main problem with the game was that, unfortunately, it's kind of boring. The TV show was suspenseful, with tense music and host Regis Philbin asking contestants, "Is that your final answer?" Trivia Millionaire creates suspense, but of an annoying kind; users have to wait 5 seconds after selecting an answer to find out whether it's correct. This makes gameplay drag; who wants to sit and wait for a computer game to respond? We love trivia, but the slow pace of this game made us lose interest quickly.

Trivia Millionaire has a one-day trial period. It installs desktop icons without asking but uninstalls cleanly. We recommend this program to all users; we didn't find it that exciting, but it's not awful.

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All User Reviews

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Major cons but good qb tool"

    October 13, 2008  |   By nickg1980

    Version: Trivia Millionaire 2.4

    Pros

    Good question building tool.

    Reasonable look.

    Cons

    Can install only once.

    Poor sound effects.

    Very, very slow.

    Graphics will not work on all computers.

    Three lifelines are different.

    Limited built-in questions.

    Summary

    Does not let you install a second time bukllying you into paying for software which really isn't worth it. Let's face it, the quality of this game isn't good enough to charge for it!

    Sounds very poor. Try to get replacement sounds from elsewhere on the internet. Replace the .wav files with files of the same name to replace sounds.

    Very slow. Very, very slow.

    Graphics will not work on all computers - need high quality graphics card although there are no complex visualisations in the program.

    Three lifelines are different - an ask the audience and phone a friend simulation like many other online versions would be good.

    Limited built-in questions. Software should come with lots of pre-made questions.

    The Question Building tool is the only thing that really makes this program worth a second look. If you aren't made of money, you'll probably take a swerve away from this one!

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  • 4.0 stars

    "I really enjoyed this"

    January 21, 2008  |   By chriswforty

    Version: Trivia Millionaire 2.4

    Pros

    the questions are really good although unlike millionaire the low dollar value questions at times can be quite thought provoking. graphics are really nice though.

    Cons

    would be nice if there was more lifelines or maybe i'm not understanding how to get to them.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I like the fireworks!"

    June 30, 2006  |   By Saylo

    Version: Trivia Millionaire 2.4

    Pros

    It just looks so nice, and the gameplay is a proven format.

    Cons

    Would like to have catagory question sets, but with the Question Builder tool, I can make my own.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "looks good plays ok but"

    December 22, 2005  |   By sharrrow_2000

    Version: Trivia Millionaire 2.1

    Pros

    nice graphics easy to follow

    Cons

    runs too slow, got bored waiting for answer

    when i won 100000 on second try it just sat and looked at me! had to Esc to exit

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Marvelloso!"

    May 18, 2005  |   By mozart910

    Version: Trivia Millionaire 1.1

    Pros

    This awesome game is perfect! Highly recommended.

    Cons

    Only 5 goes ;(

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Poor man's millionaire game"

    May 4, 2005  |   By MrRobin

    Version: Trivia Millionaire 1.1

    Pros

    Easy to uninstall.

    Cons

    Poor replica of the real game. Only 3 answers per question. Many questions I came across seemed very 'geeky' (all about starwars, computers or science). Buy the original.

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