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  • Summary: Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) teams up with Magic Pixel Games to bring the fun and excitement of carnivals right into your own living room with Carnival Island. Carnival Island invites you to take a trip to a magic carnival and experience the joy of classic family-friendlySony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) teams up with Magic Pixel Games to bring the fun and excitement of carnivals right into your own living room with Carnival Island. Carnival Island invites you to take a trip to a magic carnival and experience the joy of classic family-friendly fun in over 35 carnival attractions. Utilizing the PlayStation®Move controller’s precise tracking technology, every toss, roll, throw, spin and slam is translated directly into the game for accurate and responsive gameplay.
    Explore Carnival Island alone or with friends, while playing games such as minibowl, ring toss, throwdown, and frogbog to earn tickets redeemable for prizes and collectibles. By completing challenges, players can create their own cheering squad consisting of lovable pets throughout their experience. Players can also have fun by interacting with fun house mirrors, photo cut-outs and upload snapshots of their experiences directly onto Facebook or send to a PlayStation®Network (PSN) friend.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 25
  2. Negative: 3 out of 25
  1. Nov 26, 2011
    83
    Carnival Island is great family fun and an awesome way to experience the PS Move. With so many games and game variations, and so many rewards, prizes, and balloons to unlock, kids and their parents will find countless hours of wholesome entertainment waiting inside this magical playground
  2. Nov 23, 2011
    75
    The combination of brilliant Move-controls and funny mini games makes Carnival Island one of the best partygames on the PlayStation 3 this year. The visual aspect is very nice and in spite of the loading times and the rare crash, Carnival Island is worth buying.
  3. Nov 18, 2011
    74
    Quite possibly the best mini-game compilation title I have played on any platform, Carnival Island does a great job of catering to a younger audience but simultaneously keeps things interesting enough for older gamers.
  4. Dec 7, 2011
    70
    Quite an enjoyable, beautiful and nicely crafted Move game for kids. The motion controller of Sony needs more games like this one.
  5. Jan 13, 2012
    60
    It's colorful mini-games and fascinating visuals will surely satisfy youngsters, but if you're not among them you should consider looking elsewhere.
  6. Nov 15, 2011
    60
    An inviting mini-game compilation that gets a lot right. Its slick PlayStation Move implementation is a stark reminder of the device's potential, and the entire package is buoyed by a strong art direction and a good variety of activities. Sadly it's let down by a poorly thought out interface and some inexplicable loading issues.
  7. Nov 3, 2011
    40
    Your children are in the mood for a get together at the carnival? This is the perfect title. In this magical atmosphere, there are dozens of little events such as rifle shooting or mini-bowling and basketball, as well as tickets to spend on balloons and other accessories. The PS Move controls are very accurate and the game is fun... but not for longer than an afternoon, given its lack of variety and really deep gameplay.

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  1. Nov 20, 2011
    9
    I think this is a very good party game. If you play this with a group of friends you will really enjoy it alot. You will enjoy it even more ifI think this is a very good party game. If you play this with a group of friends you will really enjoy it alot. You will enjoy it even more if you are drinking... Even playing solo the game is alot of fun and the mini-games are creative and fun. The PlayStation move works well with the game, I had no lag issues or inaccurate movements. Expand