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Carnival Games
Developer(s) Cat Daddy Games
Publisher(s) USA - Global Star Software
EU - 2K Games
Platform(s) Wii, Nintendo DS
Release date(s)
  • NA August 27, 2007
  • EU October 26, 2007
Genre(s) Party Game
Mode(s) Single-Player, Multiplayer
Rating(s) ESRB: E (Everyone)
Media Wii Optical Disc

Carnival Games (known in Europe and Australia as Carnival: Funfair Games) is a video game for Nintendo's Wii console and the Nintendo DS. It was published by Global Star Software, before GSS was absorbed into Take-Two Interactive (and what is now 2K Play).

The game has shipped over 6 million copies to date, which according to the NPD Group, is the third best-selling third-party game on the Wii. As a result of the original's success, a follow-up for the Wii was announced, and launched in the fall of 2008, titled Carnival Games: Mini-Golf.[1] A proper sequel, New Carnival Games, was released on September 21, 2010 for the Wii and Nintendo DS.[2]

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Gameplay

The game consists of various mini-games with a carnival theme, such as Alley Bowling, Lucky Cups, Nerves of Steel, Hoops, and Day at the Races. These are set up through 5 different themed areas of the carnival. The player can even win virtual prizes depending on their score. There are also many easter eggs hidden as well. Many game critics such as Liam O'raw, Ed Florance and George Riley from the Official Wii magazine quoted it as "Absolutely terrible' and 'The 9/11 of Wii Games'.

Reception

Compilation review site Metacritic calculated an aggregate score of 56/100 (27 reviews) for the game.[3] GameSpot awarded the game a 4.5 out of 10,[4] Nintendo Power gave it a 7 out of 10, IGN gave it a 6.5 out of 10,[5] and Gametrailers gave it a 7.3 out of 10[6] and Official Nintendo Magazine gave it just 38%.[citation needed]

Despite poor reviews, the game was a commercial success, selling over 6 million copies worldwide[7] .

Sequel

On October 21, 2008, a follow-up entitled Carnival Games: Mini-Golf was released in the United States.[8] A proper sequel, New Carnival Games was released on September 21, 2010.[2]

Sources

  1. ^ "Step Right Up! 2K Play Expands Its Carnival Games Franchise With Carnival Games For Nintendo DS And Carnival Games: Mini-Golf Exclusive". 2008-03-11. http://ir.take2games.com/releasedetail.cfm?releaseid=298663. 
  2. ^ a b http://wii.ign.com/articles/109/1095421p1.html
  3. ^ "Carnival Games (wii: 2007) Reviews". Metacritic. http://www.metacritic.com/games/platforms/wii/carnivalgames. Retrieved 2008-02-24. 
  4. ^ Carnival Games for Wii Review - Wii Carnival Games Review
  5. ^ IGN: Carnival Games Review
  6. ^ Gametrailers.com - Carnival Games - Fun Festivities Gameplay
  7. ^ Parfitt, Ben (2010-04-07). "Carnival Games "is our Energizer Bunny"". mcvuk.com. http://www.mcvuk.com/news/38372/Carnival-Games-is-our-Energizer-Bunny. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  8. ^ "Carnival Games MiniGolf". Nintendo of America. http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/Gf-4DGkyeEf6WIFEb6gfqXe6eLqCwvw0. Retrieved 9 September 2009. 

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Carnival Games
Box artwork for Carnival Games.
Developer(s) Cat Daddy Games
Publisher(s)
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Party
System(s) Wii, Nintendo DS
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
Rating(s)
ESRB: Everyone
Followed by Carnival Games: Mini-Golf

Carnival Games (known in Europe as Carnival Funfair Games) is a video game for Nintendo's Wii console. It was published by Global Star Software, which is a division of Take-Two Interactive. On March 13, 2008 2K Play announced that the game had shipped over one million units. As a result of the original's success, a sequel called Carnival Games: Mini Golf was announced and will be released in the fall of 2008.

Gameplay

The game consists of various mini-games with a carnival theme, such as skee ball, Lucky Cups, Nerves of Steel, basketball, and horse racing. These are set up through 5 different themed areas of the carnival. The player can win virtual prizes depending on their score. There are also many easter eggs in the game as well.

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