Excerpt: There are few game shows that have interested me. Normally players are expected to know a plethora of worthless information. Rarely does that translate well into video games. So going into Deal or No Deal I prepared myself for the worst. I found this Wii game to be a very pleasant surprise. Not only is this game show all about chance, it is actually exciting. There are twenty six cases ranging from a penny to one million dollars.
With no money to win, TV game doesn't transfer well.
Common Sense Media
30 January 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that this game is based on the television game show of the same name, and that it features a group of 26 ample-bosomed, big-headed models wearing low cut cocktail dresses. Play amounts to gambling, more or less, as players decide whether to take a certain amount of virtual money offered by a faceless banker or risk going for more by selecting random briefcases. There is no bad language or violence.
Summary: Zoo Games' video game adaptation will follow the format of the hit television show, new game modes and mini-games, such as Million Dollar Mission and Double or Nothing, will be creative additions for interactive play at home.
Conclusion: Though they still look and play like the main game, the different play modes save the package from being a total bust. Deal or No Deal is fun to watch on TV, but with no trivia questions to answer or real money to put on the line, it amounts to being as much fun as a scratch ticket – one where you don’t get to keep your earnings even if you do win. Casual players who absolutely love the show will find some enjoyment in the game.