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  • Summary: Carnival Games brings the party back for the entire family -- now for the first time on Nintendo Switch! Hit home runs, pile the highest stack of cakes, and take your horse to the finish line. With 20 exciting mini-games inspired by the fun of a county fair, you and your friends will beCarnival Games brings the party back for the entire family -- now for the first time on Nintendo Switch! Hit home runs, pile the highest stack of cakes, and take your horse to the finish line. With 20 exciting mini-games inspired by the fun of a county fair, you and your friends will be stepping right up to win again and again! Through the power of the Nintendo Switch, Carnival Games can be played alone or with up to four players simultaneously wherever and whenever! Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Nov 12, 2018
    70
    If you’re looking for a game to get the whole family gathered around the TV - or your Nintendo Switch in tabletop mode - during the school holidays or at a party, Carnival Games offers plenty of silly mini-games to get everyone swinging their Joy-Con. It’s nothing remarkable, but the new games do offer a little more variety than the previous versions, so if you’re looking for a quick pick-up-and-play alternative to Super Mario Party, this colourful collection could be the virtual funfair trip for you.
  2. Nov 11, 2018
    67
    It may not have good graphics and it's definitely dripping with cheese but there's no denying just how much fun you and a few friends can have with Carnival Games. Most of the mini-games offer good times and the overall sense of fun is top-notch.
  3. Nov 21, 2018
    55
    Carnival Games brings a digital carnival to the consoles. With its minigames you can entertain brilliantly on a party. Unfortunately the lack of original games affect the replayability and there is simply too much to unlock. It just ruins the fun.
  4. Nov 29, 2018
    51
    If you're gamers with experience, Carnival Games isn't the title that you're looking for. If you're willing to not take the minigames seriously and you're in a festive environment, then you'll be able to forget easily the many problems that afflict it.
  5. Nov 14, 2018
    50
    Carnival Games is a nice party game with good ideas, but made in a superficial way and sometimes frustrating.
  6. Jan 9, 2019
    40
    Not the amusing fair you were expecting. This Carnival Games revival is a complete disaster.
  7. 30
    I’m aware that Carnival Games doesn’t need my approval, but even with an open mind, I came away disappointed. I will always think fondly of my time with Wii-era party games and mini-game collections, but the Carnival Games revival will not be my preferred method of reliving that charming and gimmicky time period. Maybe this was a series worth leaving buried.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 3 out of 5
  1. Dec 3, 2019
    10
    It’s a rlly good game! I play with my family and friends all the time. I know loads of people hate it but i find it very very fun!
  2. Nov 26, 2018
    9
    Download the patch to fix the grind for tickets. Good multi player fun. Great for the little ones.
  3. Apr 6, 2019
    1
    carnival games is just kinda bland and boring. nothing much more. Its fun for 20 minutes maybe but I can't see myself wanting to come back tocarnival games is just kinda bland and boring. nothing much more. Its fun for 20 minutes maybe but I can't see myself wanting to come back to it. when I played it for the first time I kept on thinking that I should just go play another game. I know this game wasn't meant for an audience like me but I still can't help put feel disappointed. I played it with my little brother and we had fun an laughed for a bit but it has no way of getting me to come back. Its has no care put into And just feels like its a way of getting easy money. But for younger ones like 5 to 8 I can see the enjoyment. It has easy to learn games and there not all bad games but it just has no replay value. Expand
  4. May 6, 2020
    1
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I’m so pissed! I had so many good memories with this game on the Wii but this revival makes me almost forget my good memories. My boyfriend surprised me with this cause I had been wanting to go on a nostalgia trip and I was super excited and it was sweet of him. But you don’t start off with motion controls and the motion controls are what makes the mini games fun and different. Without it all the mini games are the same. It ruins the experience. And I’m not about to play through the whole game miserable to unlock the controls it originally had in the first place! I’m insulted by this revival and I feel bad for anyone that paid full price for this garbage! Expand
  5. Jul 18, 2019
    1
    I used to have this game on the wii and absolutely loved it. However, on the switch it is absolutely disappointing. First, to unlock theI used to have this game on the wii and absolutely loved it. However, on the switch it is absolutely disappointing. First, to unlock the motion controls, you have to get a certain score. That’s fine but by the time i unlock all the games and motion controls, I am bored. So before trying any of the motion controls, i unlock all of them because I’m super excited. They are unlocked, and I feel like this game has the calibration of a two year old pitching the Mets. It tells you to aim your throw, i aim left. It’s throwing to the right. Huge disappointment from this game Expand