Metascore
48

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
  2. Negative: 6 out of 11
Buy On
  1. 65
    The product doesn't quite hit the target in a lot of places, but it's pretty clear that the developer put a bit more effort into its game than some other developers put into their own "cash-in casual" titles.
  2. If the gameplay was more balanced across all of the games this could be a worthy title for your collection. But if you’re a Carnival Game junkie on the Wii, then you will probably have to pick this one up anyway.
  3. This mild collection of minigames isn't worth the admission price.
  4. 55
    If shooting your balls into the mouths of clowns is your thing then go for it. Otherwise you'd be better off waiting until it's half price, if only to play the addictive Frog Leap.

Awards & Rankings

71
#71 Most Discussed DS Game of 2008
User Score
3.3

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. Jun 16, 2013
    4
    Carnival games on the DS gets boring, very quickly and while some games are extremely easy others are much harder. The games themselves areCarnival games on the DS gets boring, very quickly and while some games are extremely easy others are much harder. The games themselves are not very fun and all you unlock are costumes that your own avatar can wear that has no benefit on the gameplay what so ever. A few of the games are strangely addictive but most are quite boring and I often found myself just sticking with a hand full of them. There is to fun to be had here but not for very long at all. Full Review »
  2. Nov 7, 2010
    0
    While the Wii Version is the worst offender, this is still nearly as bad. And it still gets a zero! Avoid. Get Disgaea if you want a good,While the Wii Version is the worst offender, this is still nearly as bad. And it still gets a zero! Avoid. Get Disgaea if you want a good, cheap DS game. Full Review »