Carnival Games Wii

Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 27
  2. Negative: 9 out of 27
Buy On
  1. Unless fumbling your way through half-baked minigames to win some virtual stuffed animals sounds like fun to you, you're better off leaving this overpriced collection on the shelf.
  2. 45
    Players would be better off waiting until the show comes around again to spend that sort of money on sideshow games.
  3. netjak
    45
    There are fun moments to be had - I’ll give the game that much - but you’ll have to wade through a sea of mediocrity if you want to find them. And in the end, it just isn’t worth the effort.
  4. Carnival Funfair Games ruins an idea that makes perfect sense with a flawed technical implementation that removes every enjoyment one could have, becoming a monotonous experience.
  5. While the game can be played solo or with four friends with tons of unlockables to find and acquire, the game just feels old after even a short time with it.
  6. 40
    Carnival Games may look cute, but it doesn't translate into gameplay you'll come back to, and in the end, is just a novelty Wii game that wears out it's welcome way too fast to be worth any price.
  7. 40
    Carnival Games is ok in short bursts, but much like the real-world games they are based on, they really aren’t that much fun to play more than once or twice. Wii Sports has more depth.
  8. Game play is a plodding, methodical chore, whose only rewards are unlocking another mediocre game or dressing your character more outlandishly. You never really get that feeling of accomplishment or frantic happiness that marks some of the better mini-game offerings for the Wii.

Awards & Rankings

#21 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2007
#15 Most Shared Wii Game of 2007
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 30
  2. Negative: 9 out of 30
  1. Oct 19, 2010
    5
    At first the game feels like a lot of fun, you can play classic carnival games right in your house! Sadly, there isn't enough to keep youAt first the game feels like a lot of fun, you can play classic carnival games right in your house! Sadly, there isn't enough to keep you coming back for long and most of the games simple don't work very well. There are much worse party games on the Wii, but this one is far from being fun. Full Review »
  2. May 22, 2015
    4
    This game just isn't fun. the minigames are flat-out lame and everything about it is painfully mediocre. If you want a family game thatThis game just isn't fun. the minigames are flat-out lame and everything about it is painfully mediocre. If you want a family game that everyone can enjoy, buy Mario Party or something. Just don't buy this game because I doubt you'll have much fun at all. I suppose it's not awful for what it is but it's a game about games at a carnival, which aren't exactly thrilling in real life, so they're even less fun when virtually recreated. It's not horrendously bad, but it just isn't good. Full Review »
  3. Feb 27, 2015
    6
    Brought memories of me being back in the carnival as a little kid. But the game looks really bad, I felt like I was playing a PS1 game or something...