Created by Denki's External Development Team, the game features all of the aspects of the television programme. In fact, short of Jasper Carrot popping around to explain the rules (only slightly more complex than craps, bridge or neurosurgery), it's as close as you can get to the real game...
Denki's Richard Ralfe (Head of the EDT), said,
“We're very pleased with the way Golden Balls turned out,” says Richard Ralfe, the head of Denki's EDD. “Capturing the essence of a very popular show and recreating it within the confines of a set-top box was something of a challenge, but which we were more than capable of meeting. Anyone who's watched Golden Balls will be able to pick up and enjoy the game. It's as close to being on the real show as we could possibly make it. The only way we could make it any more realistic is to send the presenter round people's houses to press the buttons for them...”
Sky subscribers in the UK (and there are coming up for 9 million of them) can play the game with their remote controls. In the US, DIRECTV, who make Denki's games available through their Games Lounge service, has a combined subscriber base of over 17 million, across North and South America.