Carnival Games

Wii - MPN: 710425341847
Product Details
Description
Designed for families and children of all ages, Carnival Games brings home all the excitement and fanfare of a day at the carnival. Carnival Games is designed for up to four players and features over 25 of the most popular games seen in midways and boardwalks throughout the world, including Clown Splash, Milk Can Toss, Nerves of Steel, Lucky Cups, Hoops, Day at the Races and the crowd-favorite Dunk Tank. To add to the festivities, you can win over 250 unique, upgradeable virtual prizes in Carnival Games, from a goldfish to a giant stuffed animal twice as big as you are. Additionally, you can win rewards to customize your in-game characters, ranging from a Pirate's wardrobe to Viking horns.
Quick Glance
ESRB Rating E (Everyone)
Game Genre Action/Adventure Game
Release Date 27 August 2007
Maximum Number of Players 4
Expert Reviews
Carnival Games
3.5 Star Review  GameZone - Sep 12, 2007

Most people, young or old, have fond memories of going to the carnival or fair, whether it’s the food, the rides, the games, or simply the atmosphere. Considering that, it’s a wonder that we haven’t seen more video games set in this unique locale. Global Star Software obviously thought it was a good idea, as they have now given us Carnival Games for Wii. Combining all the classic carnival game experiences with the Wii’s motion-sensing controls seems like a killer idea for a minigame compilation, right? Well, yes and no. Players start by creating a character.

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Carnival Games
3 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 24, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 15 expert reviews for Carnival Games and the average expert rating is 55 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
Great for kids
4 Star Review     

Strengths: Young kids can play. Lots of options for games.

Weakness: Not great long term for adults.

My 2 and 4 year old play this game together and love it. They can play most of the games with no problems and no help.

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Carnival Games
5 Star Review     

Strengths: Over 25 games

Weakness: too many games

It is so fun to play. There is a game for everyone in the family to play. I would recommend this game for anyone with children.I love this game!

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Carnival Wii
3 Star Review     

Strengths: A lot of fun for all ages

Weakness: Unable to use a black person for a charcter. Very Strange and ironic!

The game is a lot of fun for all ages. It enables you to test your carnival skills. Great game it just needs to have a more diverse choice of characters. Make the characters more like a mii.

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carnival games
4 Star Review   By member wiifan08 - Jan 12, 2008   

Strengths: it has many games for all ages and it is mostly fun

Weakness: it sometime can be a bit boring if u arent wide awake

this is a pretty fun game that i play a lot i have played all the games and you could find almost all of them in a real carnival. my favorite games are the bowling one and day at the races. this is a good game!

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A budget priced game that is actually good?
4 Star Review   By member PirateChaun - Jan 2, 2008   

Strengths: 25+ games, good use of Wii remote, character customization, fun multiplayer.

Weakness: Graphics are bland, No Mii support, Bad music, No online play.

Just what the Wii needs, another mini game filled disc. Surprisingly this budget priced Wii title is actually pretty good. What really stands out is the controls. Every game controls differently and is well done. There are 4 characters to choose from, but you are able to customize what they wear. There is even tons of unlockable costumes. There is also a few unlockable games. There are a few downsides to the game however. No Mii support is a glaring omission. Along with no support for online play. Graphics are decent, but could and should be much better. This is a recommended buy especially for kids. Also if you plan to play with 2-4 people its a must buy.

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Good times at the Carnival!
3 Star Review   By member tpino84 - Nov 28, 2007   

Strengths: 4 players, lots of stuff to unlock, very good controls.

Weakness: Gets kind of repetitive after awhile.

At $40 (MSRP), this is a pretty solid title. Most think it's just another cash in since it's ANOTHER mini-game game. Yes, it is. But it's a good one, at least. This is a great game for families to play, as we ALL know how to play the games at the carnival. There are lots of different costumes to unlock, so the replay value is there. This isn't one of them games where you would sit there for HOURS playing. However, it's something you do in small periods. It's fun to play a game or 2 (maybe 3) with some friends. The sound and graphics are so-so. Are graphics everything? Of course not, but we have seen better on the Wii. The character designs are quite weird too. This may not be THE party game (Mario Party 8 is currently my favorite), but this is a good game to break out every once in a while.

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Wii Carnival Games
4 Star Review   By member gmdinowitz - Sep 19, 2007   

Strengths: Fun games and I felt like i was at a real carnivall.

Weakness: Slow loading

I thought this game was a lot of fun. I played it with a bunch of my friends. The multyplayer games were great and we had a lot of fun. The graphics were very realistic.

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Carnival Games Wii
4 Star Review   By member lanafaith - Sep 18, 2007   

Strengths: Very kid friendly. You can use actions like at a real carnival

Weakness: Repetitive if you are an adult playing

My eight year old Grandaughter loves this game. It has a lot of games that are like being at the carnival. They play quick & eather you win the prize or not. This is fun to play with the kids. Not so much for adults by yourself as it becomes repetitive. For sure better then losing real money at the Carnival grab joints! Over all I think this is a great family game

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Carny fun for all , but don't waste too many tickets for this game for one player
3 Star Review   By member tguy456 - Sep 18, 2007   

Strengths: Great variety of games. Game creates good atmosphere. A lot of fun for more than one player.

Weakness: Some games are hard to control. Some games are pretty easy.

Step right up to the Carnival Games for the Wii. Carnival games consists of 25 of the most popular games played at carnivals. There are some super games you can unlock in addition to those games. You can either play solo or with a group of friends in head to head with any game and competition mode (5 games selected at random). What's the reward? Prizes of course! Over 250 prizes can be purchased with your tickets and can be upgraded from smaller prizes. Before you start playing, you can customize a character . The customization options are limited, and much less than the Mii creation options. The Wii remote movements seem pretty logical for most games. Since there are so many games, controls vary from pretty good (alley ball, spilled milk) to terrible (golf hole in one, ring toss- it's hard to tell how much force you need to put in). As you get better in some games on tries, they increase in difficult (smaller target, increase speed). Some games get boring after a while so replayability is limited for the single player. This game is probably more suitable for parties and definitely suitable for younger audiences.

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Carnival games for wii, great fun for all ages
4 Star Review   By member sunnyshin - Sep 18, 2007   

Strengths: simple game play, games you've seen at fairs and carnivals

Weakness: maybe too easy/simple for some people

I got this game mainly to play with my 5 year old, games are simple enough. There are lots of games you've seen and love. race, hit the monkey with a ball, basketball hoops, to name a few, there are over 15 games, and also many secret games that needs to be unlocked. If you like the simple and fun gameplay of Wii Sports/Play, then you'll like this one as well.

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Product Details
Description
Designed for families and children of all ages, Carnival Games brings home all the excitement and fanfare of a day at the carnival. Carnival Games is designed for up to four players and features over 25 of the most popular games seen in midways and boardwalks throughout the world, including Clown Splash, Milk Can Toss, Nerves of Steel, Lucky Cups, Hoops, Day at the Races and the crowd-favorite Dunk Tank. To add to the festivities, you can win over 250 unique, upgradeable virtual prizes in Carnival Games, from a goldfish to a giant stuffed animal twice as big as you are. Additionally, you can win rewards to customize your in-game characters, ranging from a Pirate's wardrobe to Viking horns.
Quick Glance
ESRB Rating E (Everyone)
Game Genre Action/Adventure Game
Release Date 27 August 2007
Maximum Number of Players 4
Summary
Product Title Carnival Games
Manufacturer Take 2 Interactive
Power Score 3.7 | 20 Reviews
Game Information
Maximum Number of Local Players: 4
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Expert Reviews
Carnival Games
3.5 Star Review  GameZone - Sep 12, 2007

Most people, young or old, have fond memories of going to the carnival or fair, whether it’s the food, the rides, the games, or simply the atmosphere. Considering that, it’s a wonder that we haven’t seen more video games set in this unique locale. Global Star Software obviously thought it was a good idea, as they have now given us Carnival Games for Wii. Combining all the classic carnival game experiences with the Wii’s motion-sensing controls seems like a killer idea for a minigame compilation, right? Well, yes and no. Players start by creating a character.

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Carnival Games
3 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 24, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 15 expert reviews for Carnival Games and the average expert rating is 55 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
Great for kids
4 Star Review     

Strengths: Young kids can play. Lots of options for games.

Weakness: Not great long term for adults.

My 2 and 4 year old play this game together and love it. They can play most of the games with no problems and no help.

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Carnival Games
5 Star Review     

Strengths: Over 25 games

Weakness: too many games

It is so fun to play. There is a game for everyone in the family to play. I would recommend this game for anyone with children.I love this game!

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Carnival Wii
3 Star Review     

Strengths: A lot of fun for all ages

Weakness: Unable to use a black person for a charcter. Very Strange and ironic!

The game is a lot of fun for all ages. It enables you to test your carnival skills. Great game it just needs to have a more diverse choice of characters. Make the characters more like a mii.

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carnival games
4 Star Review   By member wiifan08 - Jan 12, 2008   

Strengths: it has many games for all ages and it is mostly fun

Weakness: it sometime can be a bit boring if u arent wide awake

this is a pretty fun game that i play a lot i have played all the games and you could find almost all of them in a real carnival. my favorite games are the bowling one and day at the races. this is a good game!

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A budget priced game that is actually good?
4 Star Review   By member PirateChaun - Jan 2, 2008   

Strengths: 25+ games, good use of Wii remote, character customization, fun multiplayer.

Weakness: Graphics are bland, No Mii support, Bad music, No online play.

Just what the Wii needs, another mini game filled disc. Surprisingly this budget priced Wii title is actually pretty good. What really stands out is the controls. Every game controls differently and is well done. There are 4 characters to choose from, but you are able to customize what they wear. There is even tons of unlockable costumes. There is also a few unlockable games. There are a few downsides to the game however. No Mii support is a glaring omission. Along with no support for online play. Graphics are decent, but could and should be much better. This is a recommended buy especially for kids. Also if you plan to play with 2-4 people its a must buy.

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Good times at the Carnival!
3 Star Review   By member tpino84 - Nov 28, 2007   

Strengths: 4 players, lots of stuff to unlock, very good controls.

Weakness: Gets kind of repetitive after awhile.

At $40 (MSRP), this is a pretty solid title. Most think it's just another cash in since it's ANOTHER mini-game game. Yes, it is. But it's a good one, at least. This is a great game for families to play, as we ALL know how to play the games at the carnival. There are lots of different costumes to unlock, so the replay value is there. This isn't one of them games where you would sit there for HOURS playing. However, it's something you do in small periods. It's fun to play a game or 2 (maybe 3) with some friends. The sound and graphics are so-so. Are graphics everything? Of course not, but we have seen better on the Wii. The character designs are quite weird too. This may not be THE party game (Mario Party 8 is currently my favorite), but this is a good game to break out every once in a while.

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Wii Carnival Games
4 Star Review   By member gmdinowitz - Sep 19, 2007   

Strengths: Fun games and I felt like i was at a real carnivall.

Weakness: Slow loading

I thought this game was a lot of fun. I played it with a bunch of my friends. The multyplayer games were great and we had a lot of fun. The graphics were very realistic.

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Carnival Games Wii
4 Star Review   By member lanafaith - Sep 18, 2007   

Strengths: Very kid friendly. You can use actions like at a real carnival

Weakness: Repetitive if you are an adult playing

My eight year old Grandaughter loves this game. It has a lot of games that are like being at the carnival. They play quick & eather you win the prize or not. This is fun to play with the kids. Not so much for adults by yourself as it becomes repetitive. For sure better then losing real money at the Carnival grab joints! Over all I think this is a great family game

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Carny fun for all , but don't waste too many tickets for this game for one player
3 Star Review   By member tguy456 - Sep 18, 2007   

Strengths: Great variety of games. Game creates good atmosphere. A lot of fun for more than one player.

Weakness: Some games are hard to control. Some games are pretty easy.

Step right up to the Carnival Games for the Wii. Carnival games consists of 25 of the most popular games played at carnivals. There are some super games you can unlock in addition to those games. You can either play solo or with a group of friends in head to head with any game and competition mode (5 games selected at random). What's the reward? Prizes of course! Over 250 prizes can be purchased with your tickets and can be upgraded from smaller prizes. Before you start playing, you can customize a character . The customization options are limited, and much less than the Mii creation options. The Wii remote movements seem pretty logical for most games. Since there are so many games, controls vary from pretty good (alley ball, spilled milk) to terrible (golf hole in one, ring toss- it's hard to tell how much force you need to put in). As you get better in some games on tries, they increase in difficult (smaller target, increase speed). Some games get boring after a while so replayability is limited for the single player. This game is probably more suitable for parties and definitely suitable for younger audiences.

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Carnival games for wii, great fun for all ages
4 Star Review   By member sunnyshin - Sep 18, 2007   

Strengths: simple game play, games you've seen at fairs and carnivals

Weakness: maybe too easy/simple for some people

I got this game mainly to play with my 5 year old, games are simple enough. There are lots of games you've seen and love. race, hit the monkey with a ball, basketball hoops, to name a few, there are over 15 games, and also many secret games that needs to be unlocked. If you like the simple and fun gameplay of Wii Sports/Play, then you'll like this one as well.

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Fun game. But the game has bug.
2 Star Review   By member chihangid - Sep 18, 2007   

Strengths: Lots of different game. (25+). You will find a few that you like

Weakness: Graphic is so so. Some of the game are just hard to play (hard to control).

You will get bored with the game very soon. Some of the game are just very hard/tired to play and making your hand so tired. The bad thing is the game will freeze your wii and require a complete power down from time to time. I don't think this game is worth it. Better spend money on other game.

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Awesome and entertaining game!
5 Star Review   By member aramirez - Sep 18, 2007   

Strengths: Uses the full power of the WII remote. Very fun for the kids and adults. Almost like a virtual day at the carnival.

Weakness: Be very careful with the football game...that has been the only time that my WII remote slipped out of my hands (lucky for the straps!). Other than that there are no "REAL" weaknesses.

This to me has been one of the funest games for the WII. It really keeps the kids happy and playing for a few hours at a time (we have to pry them off the WII).

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Carnival Games - Be a kid again!
5 Star Review   By member docmav - Sep 13, 2007   

Strengths: Over 25 games, great soundtrack makes you feel like you're at the carnival.

Weakness: Limited customization of character. Your arm will get tired playing!

After reading many players reactions, I decided to pick up the game myself. The game is easy to learn, hard to put down once you start playing. I remember all the summers going to the fair and spending my piggy bank money to win the prizes. Carnival games brings back the nostalgia and more. All the classic games are there such as the Dunk Tank, Milk Jugs throw, Ring Toss, Coin Toss, and Shooting the star. Over 25 mini games, can't beat that. Definitely recommend for families with children and for parties. If you liked Wii Sports, you must pick up Carnival Games.

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My Day At The Carnival
4 Star Review   By member raliya6 - Sep 12, 2007   

Strengths: A lot of game variety and the games are pretty fun, especially with multiplayer mode. Also even younger children will be able to play this game.

Weakness: You get through the game much to fast-the 30 or so games that it has are short in duration. You also can't change your character that much.

The whole family will be able to play this game and for the best experience with this game, you should play with other people. There are a variety of games to play but many will seem too easy for even moderate gamers, but it is fun to compete against friends and family-which is what gives this game some replay value.

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One of the better titles out there - especially for the price!
5 Star Review   By member chi_guy - Sep 10, 2007   

Strengths: Minigames are fun and nostolgic. Tons of carnival games that are quite realistic. All ages can play the games. Just plain fun.

Weakness: Cannot use Mii's that you created. Some games are limited as to how long you can play them (3 turns for example).

Overall for the price and playability this title has been the best since the sports that came with the wii. If you enjoyed midway games growing up this title is a must. Young and old can play with and against, the games are that easy to play (there are a lot too). Bottom line a fun family game that can be played again and again.

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What's Right with Wii
4 Star Review   By member n8rockerasu - Sep 9, 2007   

Strengths: FUN! Intuitive controls, colorful atmosphere, lots of unlockables, variety of games

Weakness: no Mii support, multiplayer is a little weak

I've been looking forward to Carnival Games for a long time. I first heard about it about six months ago, and anxiously awaited its release. Once I found out it was coming out the same week as Metroid Prime 3, I knew it would be an underdog though. I knew many people would look at this game as "just another mini-game collection", but let me say, all mini-game collections should be like this! There are so many different games you can play, and the controls are very intuitive, and really portray the fun of these games as they are in real life. You've got a dunking booth, skeeball, ring toss, test of strength, shooting gallery, balloon darts, nerves of steel (just as impossible as in real life!), and so many more. They even throw in a "Ask the Swami" and "Love Test" for good measure. This game really makes you feel like you're at the carnival. The sounds are very realistic also. The only thing I would have liked to have seen is integration of the Mii's. You get to create your own character in the game, but they're not nearly as enjoyable as our Mii buddies that we already know and love. Overall, this game is a great game to use to introduce people to the Wii, or just to have a casual, laid back night of gaming fun. It's not Metroid, but thankfully, it isn't trying to be.

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Carnival Games--Makes me want to go to a real carnival
5 Star Review   By member losercher - Sep 6, 2007   

Strengths: Over 25 games, lots of different motions with Wii controller, makes you feel like a kid again

Weakness: No Cotton Candy!

I love Carnival Games for the Wii. It makes me feel like a kid again playing all those cheesy carnival games, but for free in the privacy of my home. No one can make fun of me if I miss or lose and when I win I have prizes to show for it saved on my game. This game can be played with up to four people or play alone. Only the Wii remote is needed to play. The games are addictive and can be challenging or just silly, like the fortune teller game or the Meter- O- Love. Some other games include Alleyball (skeeball), Dunk Tank, Clown Splash, Horse Racing, Balloon Darts, Spilled Milk, Shooting Gallery, Hole in One, Ring Toss, and Ring the Bell.

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Wii Carnival Games
4 Star Review   By member Beeglebaby - Sep 2, 2007   

Strengths: Variety of games on one disk. They are extremely entertaining and easy to play for a variety of age levels.

Weakness: As with most Wii games, the graphics aren't the best.

We were visiting our nephew's house who just bought the game from a local retailer. We couldn't stop laughing. The games are easy to play and enjoyable for a variety of ages. In fact, we just ordered one for our own home and can't wait for it to get here!

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