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It has two new lifelines, as promised, which can only be used from questions 11-15.

– “Three Wise Men” – You get 30 seconds to consult with three ‘experts’ located in a different part of the studio. Idea rejected from original Millionaire.

– “Double Dip” – You get two guesses at the right answer. Replaced in the original Millionaire by 50:50.

I have to say I’m surprised that they haven’t introduced The People Versus’s “Flip” which they keep toying around with on our version.

Prize amounts:

1 – $1000
2 – $2000
3 – $3000
4 – $4000
5 – $5000
6 – $10000
7 – $20000
8 – £30000
9 – $50000
10 – $100000
11 – $500000
12 – $1000000
13 – $2500000
14 – $5000000
15 – $10000000

So obviously not brave enough to do the originally mooted idea of simply multiplying each prize level by 10.

And I love this from the small print:

Winners of cash prizes of Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000), who meet all requirements of Game Sponsor, will be awarded One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000) approximately thirty (30) days following the broadcast of the episode in which the Contestant completed Main Game play and the remaining amount will be paid in equal annual instalments over the following ten (10) years. Winners of cash prizes of One Million Dollars ($1,000,000) or more, who meet all requirements of Game Sponsor, will be awarded One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000) approximately thirty (30) days following the broadcast of the episode in which the Contestant completed Main Game play and the remaining amount will be paid in equal annual installments over the following twenty (20) years.

So you can’t even win the $1000000 lump sum that you used to be able to. So what’s so “Super” about “Super Millionaire”? Other than Regis, of course…

Originally posted on The LBSC

This 74th post was filed under: Headliner, Reviews.






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