Summary: No matter how much caution hand sanitizer we use, my kids always get really sick after going to germ-pit places like Peter Piper Pizza and Chuck E. Cheese. Unfortunately, my son loves SkeeBall, and it was beginning to break my heart telling him it's just not a good idea to go to those places anymore. So I sought out this game specifically for Skee-Ball (called Alley Ball) and he loves it.
Summary: New Carnival Games for Wii has enough different games that you can keep your original game (which I love, except for a few like the balloon blow up) and buy this one too. It's new games with new ways to play. A lot different controlling (easier I think) but staying with the same theme (winning games, getting tickets and prizes, etc). I was so excited to see that it wasn't just a duplicate of the first with a few extra games!
Summary: I bought this so my 5 year old grandson could have a game to play with me. He really loves the games,and plays it everytime he visits. I found the characters to be weird looking,and sometimes it's slow between turns..but he really loves earning tickets and getting prizes. The Skee-Ball is quite realistic..it's like your really rolling the balls up the ramp,the dunk dank is fun,and many games are fun...and you unlock new games as you get better at certain games.
Summary: Kiddos really enjoy this game, although I think anyone under about age 4 would have a tough time with it as the motion plus is very wobbly on this one. My 4 and 6 year old kids play just as if they were at a carnival and we don't have to shell out a dollar or two per game. It is kind of hard to navigate until you figure out where things are, but I suppose that makes it more "real" because you have to keep looking to find the particular game you want to play in the...
Great value but not a great improvement over the original
24 October 2008
Summary: I'm glad I purchased this game because of the value. We wanted to add the Motion Plus controllers to our system, and it's a great deal to be able to get the Motion Plus attachment and a new game for just a little more than it costs to purchase the controller by itself. I own the original Carnival games and really enjoy playing it. It's unique and had many fun mini-games.
Summary: My kids 5 and 7 at the time of purchase have enjoyed this game. It is not too hard to play and they are familiar with the style of the games from the fair. They enjoy being able to use the Wii remote to do the actions.
Summary: I have two young children and we really like playing this game. Making our characters (however unrealistic) was a 20 minute laugh fest all by itself. We love skeet ball and milk cans and it is hilarious to watch my 4 year old try to hit the tower of strength (he got all the way to couch potato). I also appreciate that it is another game that the whole family can play that doesn't have the stress factor of other video games (there is nothing trying to kill you).
Summary: The game is fun. Although some of the characters are a little smart out the mouth, it has a lot of fun games just like the ones at the real carnivals. I would recommend it for great family fun. At least my family and I really enjoy playing it.
Summary: I was hesitant to buy this game, even after all of the positive reviews, but I did and I am glad. This game is so much fun. The games remind me of going to the boardwalk every summer and playing skee ball, and the frog jump, and the water balloon race. I haven't tried all the games yet, but the ones I have are great. Skee ball is just like the real thing! Is this a game like Halo? No, but it doesn't have to be.
Summary: We bought this for our daughters, 4 and 7. This is a good game for the younger set as you can play about 30 different games, most of which don't require more than a movement of the wiimote or the use of one button. It's a great game for them to practice hand eye coordination and there's enough variety that it keeps them occupied. They love the carnival sounds and the heckling from the carnies.