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MilioNESy

NES

Description:

Here is a Homebrew game which based on Who Wants To Be A Millionare but it asks Nintendo related questions.

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A fun and addictive quiz-show conversion!

Reviewed By: The Beaky Buccaneer on 07 Mar 2021

Who would have thought that a NES homebrew game based on a classic television quiz-show format would be so much fun?! MilioNESy recreates Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, but, as the description notes, with Nintendo-themed questions - generally NES-era ones, to be specific.

Though there are a handful of instances of typographical errors or unusual phrasing, all of the questions are perfectly easy to understand and have been well-researched - and it can be quite tense when you come across one that you don’t know, only for a Lifeline to either not help much or to let you down completely!

The visual and audio presentation is good, with authentic-looking graphics and fitting music and sound-effects throughout. The font used is clear and easy to read, which is vitally important in a text-based game!

According to the included readme file, the game contains over 130 questions, which will keep you going for quite a while, although it’s worth noting that you will see repeats every now and then (though not within the same round). It’s great fun when you already know the answer (especially when a question is about a favourite game), and it’s equally fun to learn facts that you didn’t know before. MilioNESy won’t tell you what the answer was if you get a question wrong, but I presume that this is to preserve the game’s replay-value.

My only gripe is that it would have been nice to have text noting what the Lifelines are (”Phone a Friend”, “Ask the Audience”, etcetera), since their names would be announced to viewers of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? in order to make their purpose clearer - this would make using them quicker and easier in the heat of the moment!

MilioNESy was far more fun and addictive than I expected it to be - the quality of the questions helps to make it more than the sum of its parts, and it’s very enjoyable indeed. It would be great if it were to be expanded with even more questions someday!

I tested this game in the versions of RetroPie for both the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B and the Raspberry Pi Zero W, and it worked as it should with both.

Version 1.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
A fun and addictive quiz-show conversion!The Beaky Buccaneer07 Mar 20211.0Yes