Who Wants to Beat Up a Millionaire is a video game parody of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. It was created by Hypnotixc Inc, and released in 2000 by Simon & Schuster Interactive for Windows 95, Windows 98, and Sega Dreamcast.


The objective of the game is to answer multiple-choice questions correctly, by using a buzzer to answer. Following this, the player assaults another player's character. The objective of the game is to assault another player sufficiently so that they drop off the game's ladder, a parody of the real show's question ladder. The last player is the winner.


Like its more serious (and non-violent) real-life counterpart, Who Wants to Beat Up a Millionaire? gives the contestants "lifelines" to help them out if they get stumped. The three lifelines are:

  • One or the other: Eliminates two incorrect answers, analogous to the 50:50 lifeline on the real game show.
  • Pass the buck and chicken out: Give the question to another contestant.
  • Fortune cookie: Gives the player a hint.



IGN rated the game 5.7 (Mediocre) for lack of replayability.[2]


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