Millionaire is a Yahoo widget that allows you to relive the excitement of the famous TV show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?”. If you enjoy answering questions in order to test and expand your knowledge, this widget should keep you busy for a while.
Unfortunately, the widget is not actively developed since the Yahoo! Widget Engine is no longer supported. However, you can still download the engine from the Softpedia website and use the widgets from the Windows Widgets category to personalize your desktop.
The TV Show that inspired this widget is one of the first ones that used tension and suspense for getting the viewer’s attention. The increasing question difficulty and prize value also played an important part on the show’s success.
Although the widget does not provide you with a chance to earn money, you can still use the same question format to test your knowledge. It can also be used to entertain your friends by using it to “host” your own competitions.
The interface of the widget is based on the British version of the show and allows you to reach up to the grand prize of one million pounds if you have all the right answers. The list of questions is extensive and includes multiple categories.
Since you cannot add new questions to the list, this widget should be challenging and entertaining but only for a limited time. However, since you cannot view the view the correct answer beforehand, you are guaranteed to learn some interesting facts while competing for the big prize.
The widget configuration enables you to set a timer in order to increase the pressure when answering the questions. It also includes the familiar options to call a friend or ask the audience in order to temporarily pause the timer.
If you are looking for a tool that can test your knowledge and enjoy the “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” TV show, this widget is designed to help you.