Crystal Ball Lifeline Returns to “Millionaire” For Another Week Starting Monday
A new lifeline introduced to Who Wants to Be a Millionaire this season will be making a reappearance starting this Monday. Crystal Ball, an aide for contestants that first appeared during Halloween Week 2012, is coming back for another special week. In addition to Ask the Audience and two Jump the Questions, Crystal Ball gives contestants a sneak peek during one question in round one. If a contestant chooses to use it, the Crystal Ball is activated and the player will see how much that question is worth. The intention is to give contestants insight on what might be a more difficult question on whether to try to go for it to obtain the large prize behind it or to feel safe jumping over it if the value is smaller. Proponents of the lifeline say it’s a welcome addition to help give contestants as much support as possible while detractors feel that it much too much focus on the lower round and takes away from the ultimate goal of making it into the Classic Millionaire level. What do you think about its return? Check out a preview video from Millionaire‘s official YouTube page, showcasing some of next week’s excitement.