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  • Summary: [WiiWare] Carnival King is a fun-for-all-ages video game that brings the spirit and energy of competitive carnival games to the screen. Players compete for top scores and prizes while visiting three different amusement parks: Arcadia, Dreamland and Lagoon Park. Each park has four sets of games and a Bonus Round to test players' speed and accuracy. For novices or sharpshooters, the games are continually challenging, and the difficulty level can be adjusted to match each player's growing confidence. [Nintendo] Expand
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  1. If you look at Carnival King as a title that is meant to be a throwback to both classic carnival games and arcade titles, there is a lot to like about it. Just realize that it won't last you very long, unless you are the kind that needs to convince the world that you are the best at this kind of game.
  2. Solid play control, a wide variety of shooting gallery themes, and a competitive two-player game mode make this WiiWare title a lot of fun, especially considering the very reasonable 700 Wii Point price tag.
  3. 65
    This is just aiming and shooting, and the mini-games fly by fast.
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  1. EricS.
    Nov 12, 2009
    Addictive game if you enjoy time attack type games. The better you shoot, the harder it gets, which allows you rack up more points. Multiplayer is fun too. Solid game overall for only $7. Expand
  2. PeterS.
    Nov 3, 2009
    At 700 Wii Points, Carnival King is a solid port of the Incredible Technologies arcade game of the same name. No quarters or tokens required, but no unlockables or extras, either. It's worth at least a look, if not a purchase-- especially for fans of arcade games. Expand