Summary: The games are cute, but not great. The character selection in this game is by far not diversified, and tend to depict people of certain ethnicities. Given that people are of many ethnicities and races, I would not recommend this particular game. My recommendation: Stick to the open-mindedness of Nintendo manufactured games.
Summary: I was very excited to get this game as I have 2 kids who love to play games on our new Wii. The reviews made it too hard to pass up for the price, but I have been very dissappointed. First, its extremely hard to find any games unless you have the booklet on hand to find out which heading each game is found under. The games are not listed anywhere on the game that I can find, so you have to refer back to the booklet each time you want to change games.
Summary: Controls are iffy, and in some cases bad. Silly/useless "prizes". Can't use Mii (have to make a new character, just so you can win prizes to outfit them). Wildly variable toughness in the games - many are simply pure luck (ok, that's not too out of character, but usually there's at least the *illusion* of skill mattering in a carnival) or simply don't work well. Poor graphics. I may never bother trying all the games after trying out 10 or so. Worst: the football toss.
Summary: We received a few new games for the Wii this Christmas, and while some were great, this was the biggest disappointment to all of us. Users in our household are ages 7, 10, 13, 15, and two parents. It is a rare day when we all agree, but we did- no one liked this game. The visuals were gaudy and ugly and the games were either too easy or difficult to the point that no one wanted to keep trying. We expected fun games that all could play.
Summary: This game looked like a lot of fun. Who would have guessed it is so bad. The controls are terrible, the games are wack, and having to earn money to play the games make no sense when you are competing against real people. We played this game for about 30 minutes and will probably not play it again. We spent a lot of money for 30 minutes of gameplay Please save your money and buy something else.
Summary: Based largely on the previous positive reviews on Amazon, I picked this title up. I was in for a negative surprise. The controls are difficult to pick up and very arbitrary, the game crashes at random points (definite game problem, my wii has a lot of mileage and has only crashed on this game) and even when you've "mastered" the controls, the game really isn't even that fun.
Summary: What a great idea: take the fun of the carnival home! Fun for all ages, right? Throw a beanbag at the milk pails, toss a softball into the bushel, the dunk tank, etc. The problem is that the controls are so inappropriate that the minigames feel like random chance. For example, in the dunk tank game, instead of simply aiming for the target, you have to wait while a dot spins around, then time your throw to coincide with the dot appearing on the bullseye.
Summary: This game goes like this... - Select a game, - Wait 30 seconds for game to load, - Play for 30 seconds, - Wait 30 seconds for "prizes", - Wait 30 seconds for game to load ... There is a lot of waiting and not much playing. And when you do finally get to play, either you can't figure it out because it's not intuitive or the playability is awful. Save your money.