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GF Rating
3.3

611 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
3

Bad

Was this game ever play-tested?

posted by GameDrop (MIDDLETOWN, NY) Jul 21, 2008

Member since Jul 2008

7 out of 7 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This game is similar to Carnival Games, with the added bonus of 5 rides that you can ride, in addition to around 30 midway-style mini-games. So what makes this worse than Carnival Games? Two things: 1) The control is awful. The motion control is simply tacked on; there are no smarts in the control whatsoever. For example, the Coconut game asks you to throw a baseball at the coconuts on the pedestals. However, it doesn't matter how fast or slow you swing the remote; the throw is always the same speed. Add to that the fact that you can just keep throwing over and over with no penalty, and it seems clear that they didn't bother playtesting this game. And oh yeah, 2) Only 5 of the mini-games are open for multiplayer when you sit down to the game. This is inexcusable in a mini-game collection, especially one with a hackneyed story mode that is mostly indecipherable (in other words, we had no idea what to do to continue on in the story mode). We just wanted to sit down with the family and enjoy the 30 mini-games, but no, you have to unlock them first. And so this game is returned, with a poor rating...

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GF Rating
3

Bad

This game is really tedious and boring

posted by jturner (MERRIMACK, NH) Jul 27, 2008

Member since Nov 2007

6 out of 6 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This game was really poorly designed. As the other reviews have said, this game seems to have been thrown together without much usability testing.

Some of my biggest gripes:
(1) When you enter the different areas, you start with zero tickets. You then need to hunt for the one free game in the area. What makes this difficult is you don't know where the free game is unless you randomly click on the different games and wait for them to load.
(2) You never know what your goal is for the game. It appears that you can earn up to 50 tickets for some of the games, but you never know what score you need to reach for that prize. In addition, you are never told the number of tickets you won...you just are expected to keep track of the number of tickets you had before you started.
(3) Collecting all the prizes in an area unlocks the ride. However, this ride is just another mini game. Very disappointing.
(4) The controls are poorly designed and poorly explained.
(5) You cannot access the game instructions while you are playing the game.

There are many other problems with this game which I will not mention. I have not played Carnival Games, which seems to be similar to this game. However, if you are looking for a mini game, I would not recommend for you to rent this one.

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Fun?

posted by Afrailey (PROVIDENCE, KY) Jul 13, 2008

Member since Jun 2008

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I found this game confusing and didn't understand what was going on or how you won tickets. Another thing that is very frustrating is that I can't figure out how to activate a 2nd controller for a 2 player game!!!! Bottom Line: Game is very frustrating!

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