Carnival Games: Mini-Golf Wii

  • Publisher: 2K Play
  • Release Date: Oct 20, 2008
Metascore
38

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 5 out of 10
Buy On
  1. Play this game on Sunday morning, if you don’t know what to do between breakfast and lunch. Don’t even think about bringing Carnival Games: MiniGolf to a party! This game is too simple and slow to really entertain.
  2. Solid visuals, decent golf mechanics and a large assortment of prizes to collect will keep some gamers busy. The game just needs more courses and an expanded single-player mode to really make gamers come back for more.
  3. 60
    The sound in Carnival Games Mini Golf is disjointed and weird.
  4. Even if you're wanting to play a cool mini-golf game on the Wii, I have to say you'd be better off waiting for something else to come down the line rather than waste your money on Carnival Games: MiniGolf.
  5. When minigames not involving golf are the standout parts of a mini golf title, you know you’ve missed the mark.
  6. 35
    It’s impossible to give that feeling when players have so little control over their own performance. If you’re looking for a golf game to play on Wii, there are plenty to choose from. This one’s definitely not worth the price of admission.
  7. Poor controls and a ton of pointless gimmicks make for one frustrating round of Astroturf golf.
  8. While the graphics and hole designs are inviting, the frustrations caused by the controls and Barker himself successfully put a damper on the entire experience.
  9. The game looks nice, albeit a little GameCube-y, but unfortunately, the pretty pictures and cute animations of the various course contraptions don't help what's really wrong with the game, namely the cruddy swing mechanics.
  10. There's almost something offensive about how little time was spent developing this game. And even more so, that it can be resold on eBay at practically retail. The Wii userbase is poisoning itself, because games like this continue an unsettling trend: if they call for shovelware, it will come.

Awards & Rankings

#90 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2008
#49 Most Shared Wii Game of 2008
User Score
5.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. Aug 31, 2010
    4
    Carnival Games: Mini-Golf is the sequel to the popular mini-game compilation, Carnival Games. The main idea of the game is similar to otherCarnival Games: Mini-Golf is the sequel to the popular mini-game compilation, Carnival Games. The main idea of the game is similar to other golf games out there for the Wii however, there are a lot more obstacles to surpass. The main flaw with the game is that the core game-play is rather dull. The game is okay for the first few times or so but, eventually you realise that this barely an enjoyable game. The controls don't work that well either meaning it will be a drag to actually complete the game. Carnival Games: Mini Golf just wasn't thought out very well and this is a game I would recommend unless you want to waste your money. Full Review »
  2. RG
    Jan 23, 2009
    9
    This game was a blast for our entire family from the 5 year old boy to the 65 year old grandma. She even stayed up all night playing just toThis game was a blast for our entire family from the 5 year old boy to the 65 year old grandma. She even stayed up all night playing just to beat certain areas. We really have fun with this game and the kids really love it. Part of the fun is the challenge of being able to figure out just how to hit certain shots so they go the right way. We really enjoy it and recommend it to lots of other people. Full Review »
  3. KenR.
    Nov 9, 2008
    1
    Just not a very well thought out game. game play is ok the first 10 or so times but beyond that is tedious and boring.