Rated 7 out of 10 by CDR III Carny Games
I bought this game on the fly, thinking it would be a fun way to provide my 3 year old with an easy way to learn to play video games. Not so much. What I did get is a game that my wife and I have had loads of fun playing. This game successfully captures a glimpse into carnival games and makes you, like the games it emulates, work to learn how to accomplish each one. The developers clearly did not try to make a thinker of a game but they challenge you on many of the games in spite of this. Highlights for me - Alley Ball - this game is legendary and done really well here with the appropriate level of realism. As for my 3 year old, it's back to Gamestop for me. Lowlights - Not a huge fun of aiming system on a few of the games (namely, Dunk Tank). With fun little bonus games and tons of interactivity, this game makes for a great date night in front of the TV. My only recommendation is buy some beer, put the kids to bed, and treat yourself to a little fun at the Carnival.
Rated 10 out of 10 by ronsmommom Thanks goodness-a game for kids
I purchased the wii and several games for my 3yr old grandson to play when he's at my house. We went thru numerous games that were either to difficult or just not fun. When we tried this one, he was so excited that he could actually play on his own and be successful! He went from one game to the next and back again. I think it was more fun than the real carnival we took him to last night!!! This is one of the few games without violence and thugs and with different levels so he can continue to be challenged as he improves. Also, I totally enjoyed playing the games, as well. We are both new to Wii but so far this game is hands down our favorite. I just wish that there were more games that pre-schoolers could play on this system. He was able to master the controls with the tutorial at the beginning of each game. If you want good clean fun for your little ones, don't hesitate to try this one.
Rated 4 out of 10 by soccerocks258 not so great
I don't think this is a good wii game to buy. The music is really annoying the controls aren't that great and the graphics aren't anything new. When i bought this i was expecting something really fun and cool like wii play but instead i got a game that i was bored with after only 15 minutes. I think this game is a waste of money! If your looking for a game that has a good variety of things to do that involve lots of movement i would suggest wii play or wii fit those two are the best. I don't know, maybe this game is just for younger kids and not teenagers but still i think it would be too challenging for younger kids. Plus the characters you can create aren't cool like the Mii's like you only have 1 option for hair! I don't like this game very much. I mean sure its better than some but still nothing amazing or worthwhile according to me. I hope this helped you with your decision.
Rated 4 out of 10 by ajbaseball made for kids!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This game was childlike, I hated it. It was like a 2 year old drew the game. I thought it would be fun having my friends play it with me but we all agreed the game stunk. The music and sayings are annoying. Like “if you manage to hit the bucket, well I will give you a prize.” The game only gives you like 3 people to choose from and you can’t use your own mii. The game gets boring after a while because you want to unlock all of the prizes, but you have play the same games you own at to get enough tickets. Your prizes for completing these games are goofy stuffed animals and trinkets that come in small, medium, or large varieties. Getting the better prizes eventually unlocks more variations on some of the existing minigames, but that's about it. You also earn tickets that can be used to play some goofy side-games, such as a love tester or a fortune teller, though the novelty of these runs out almost immediately. The trouble with all of these games is that none of them are much fun beyond a couple of plays. This game stinks, and i wouldn't buy it because you'll be riding back to gamestop with the recipt.
Rated 4 out of 10 by Samoan777 Kiddy Game
Well the only reasons we go to carnivals are for the food the rides and spending little or a lot of money on the games for cheap thrills. Here there are only mini-games quite a few mini-games that flop or entertaining or give you a major headache. This for sure is a game for little kids and for people who have a hard time interrupting fun from boring. There are at 25 games that represent carnival games, and if you win you get “virtual” prices, wow that means I can have fun with my prices that don’t even exist. Also many games are easy, redundant, and annoying that make this a fun as twiddling my thumbs. The graphics are also very bad and do not accompany the game lack in excitement. The sound is as annoying as the real deal and the voiceovers are bad to say the least. While this is a bad assortment of lack luster games it would be fun for kids under the age of eight
Rated 10 out of 10 by BaseballVideoGame34 Excellent
Carnival Games is a great game to play and it is really fun. In my opinion, this game is for all ages. Carnival Games is really fun because during some of the games you can find hidden prizes! You can also create a character and collect prizes that your character can wear. You can make your character look so cool because there are so many amazing prizes. The game is full of great carnival games that we all know and love. For example, Dunk Tank, Hoop Shoot, and many more. There are over 50 games in it so you will never get bored. If you get sick of one of the games then just play another game. I know people who have Carnival Games and they all tell me it is the best game ever! You can also battle it out with your friends since you can have up to 4 players. I hope this review has helped show you why this game is amazing.
Rated 3 out of 10 by Nintendo Master Suckesh
This is one of the worst games I have ever played in my whole life. I even like my sister's high school musical sing it better. This is good for 3 year olds but not for a 10 and over. I hate because of the bad graphics, unfair games, and cheap technology. You can guess what you do in the game cause it's based off a carnival. When you're doing the crane game, the crane never picks up the toy, the game makes you loose to waste your tickets. Another game that's not fair is the when you hit a plank and it shoots this metal thing 10 feet high and hits the bell. I could never raise the wii remote high enough for the hammer to have full speed on the plank (and I'm 13). I would not suggest this game to anyone except for 3 year old people. But to avoid your 3 year old crying I think you shouldn't get him this game!
Rated 5 out of 10 by mom reviewer nothing too exciting
This is an average game with okay graphics. There are minimal character options. I was expecting much more, so I am disappointed. My 6 year old likes the game, so it is a game that I would recommend for younger children. There are many different carnival games to play, and this is one thing that my son enjoys about the game. Initially I was interested in the game as well. However, it fails to appeal to both young and old equally. It would not be highly recommended as a top pick family game, nonetheless it is an appropriate family game. One of the best things about playing carnival games is the slick remarks that the guy running the game makes. I think the game falls short in the area. The game potential to be great, so I hope they get it completely right if there is a second part.
Rated 7 out of 10 by MrsCliffy Okay game
My daughter got this for easter.. Now she like's playing it but we also found that some of the game's were hard to do. That the remote didn't work well with some we tried with the hammer game my daughter tried it my mother and me and we couldn't get it to work so you could swing the hammer and ring the bell. She like's carnival game's so she enjoyed it and she is 12 but as for me being a parent i didn't care for it I didn't find it challenging enough for me. The grahic's were okay but it was easy to follow the directions. This would be better for younger. I don't recommend buying it till you try it first it may not be what your looking for for your child. Getting the tickets and prizes my daughter loved that part. She loved seeing the different things she can get with the tickets.
Rated 9 out of 10 by shwnktrna FUN FOR ALL
I have never been good at carnival games but I have always thought it was fun to try. This game takes a lot of luck some skill and hard work to build up to other games. My 2 and a half year old and 4 year old along with me and my hubby can sit down together and have hours of fun just trying to beat each other. Sad but true my 4 year old beats me most of the time. Each category has its own theme of prizes and things you win and can make your character wear. You build your own characters and you win tickets just to try out the crane game and things like that. Your arms end up hurting though from some of the games. If you're a kid at heart and love to just keep trying just because you know you can do better next time, lol, this is a great game for the family to have some fun with.