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Carnival funfair games on the wii.
This is a game that makes full use of the wii controllers where it is based at a funfair and using the wii remote you take part in various games.
You can play in two different modes - Prize mode which is a single player mode or Competition mode where up to four players can play against each other.
In single player mode you play the games to win virtual tickets and virtual prizes such as cuddly toys.
In competition mode you play against your family or friends in five randomly selected games.
Alley ball - You have six balls and you have to throw the balls up the alley to hopefully land in the holes which all have scores on them.
Test your strength - You have to judge the timing of when to swing the hammer to hit the platform to try and ring the bell.
Hoops - You have to sore as many 'baskets' as you can before the time runs out (based on basket ball).
Collection plate - You are given six coins to flip up onto one of the collection plates.
Spilled milk - You are given three balls to try and knock down all the milk bottles.
Balloon darts - you are given three darts to try and pop the on the wall.
Frog leap - You must hit the launch pad to send your frog flying and hopefully land him onto one of the revolving Lilly pads.
Bowler coaster - You must roll a bowling ball along a bumpy wire with the hope of the ball stopping in the highlighted area.
Shooting gallery - You have 25 bullets to try and shoot as many ducks as possible as they pass by on a conveyer belt.
Pigskin pass - A tire will swing backwards and forwards and you have three tries to try and chuck an American football through the tire and into the hole behind the tire.
Shoot for the stars - You have 300 bullets to shoot away as much of the star target as you can.
Buckets of fun - You have three tries to throw a ball into a bucket which is on its side and keep it in there.
Clown splash - You have a hose of water and you have to squirt as much water as you can into a clowns mouth in order to pop the balloon attached to the clowns head.
Hole in one - This is the same as mini golf, so you have to put the golf ball into the hole.
Ring toss - You are given hoops to throw over a large area of glass bottles.
Ka-pow - There are lines of clown faces and you have three balls to try and knock down as many as you can.
Nerves of steel - You have to slide a metal ring along a wriggly bar without touching the bar.
Lucky cups - You are given some balls to try and throw into one of the many cups that are in the middle.
Day at the races - You sit at a table and you have to roll your balls up the table so that they go into the holes that have points, the more points you have, the further your horse travels.
Dunk tank - There is a man sat on a seat above some water and you get three balls to try and hit the target which in turn makes the man fall off his seat and fall into the water.
This game is a lot of fun and a great game for all the family, young or old, everyone can get involved. You can play the game again and again and you never tire of it. I brought this game when it first came out so I paid about £30 for it, but it has dropped it's price quite a bit and you can probably pick up a copy for about £10 now if you shop around.
We have a Wii in our house that tends to only get dusted off when we have company to entertain. It's a great way to interact with all the family and ensure that everyone is entertained. With that in mind, our games collection is full of simple, basic games that can be enjoyed by multiple players and we are always looking for games at a good price to add to our catalogue.
We purchased Carnival Funfair games for the Wii for the bargain price of £9.99 with free delivery from Play.com. It was described as 'all the fun and excitement of the funfair' and was suitable for up to four players. Having read through various mixed reviews of the game, we decided to take a punt on it at that price.
There are two options for play for this game, Prize Mode which is the single player option and Competition Mode which is the multiplayer selection. We have mainly played on the competition mode, but I have also had a few turns on the prize mode where you play to win tickets and prizes as you would in a real funfair.
One plus point for us was that, in competition mode, you are able to select if players will use their own remotes or share one remote. As we own just two remotes this is a good option to have as four people can still play together without the need to borrow more remotes (and go through the hassle of syncing these to the Wii console).
You are able to select and customise your own character - a feature that children seem to particularly enjoy! You can select face, hair and clothes and, once you have completed games and collected tickets the options increase.
The game contains six alleys to choose from - Fortune Way, Love Lane, Rodent Row, Claw Alley, Lucky Pass and Prize Boulevard. Five of the alleys then have a special arcade game that you need to collect tickets by playing the other games in that alley in order to play. The other alley, prize boulevard, is where you can view the prizes that you have won throughout the game. This adds a competitive edge as you can compare your prizes with that of the other players.
Each of the alleys above contains different mini games to play, that you would find in a real life funfair. There are 25 different games to play, so I'll just give a brief description together with my opinion on each. I think it is relevant to note here that all controls for all games involve the Wii remote only, so there is no need to purchase a separate nunchuk, so this keeps the cost down too. The controls for all games are pretty basic too, so children can easily get the hang of the game which is another plus point.
*Alley Ball* You roll 6 balls at a target which is a series of rings, each worth different points. Highest score wins. This is a very simple game that involves no real skill and does not require any of the buttons on the remote - pure luck.
*Test Your Strength* As you would expect, hit the target to try to ring the bell. This one is a little more tricky and involves timing and skill a bit more as you have to charge your strength and swing and press a button - all in the timing and co-ordination.
*Hoops* Shoot as many baskets as you can against the clock. This involves twisting the remote to aim (I find this quite tough!) and then throwing the ball - quite difficult.
*Collection Plate* Toss coins to land on a plate. This involves aiming and flipping the remote, too much flipping results in too much spin....something I struggle with - tough.
*Spilled Milk* Knock down pyramids of three bottles with the ball, using a throwing motion on the remote. Pretty easy but enjoyable, good for hand-eye co-ordination.
*Baloon Darts* Pop the balloons by throwing darts. Use the Wii remote as a dart to aim and throw - different and pretty tricky.
*Frog Leap* Flip the launch pad to propel the frog onto a lily pad. The pads move, so this is about timing and aim - difficult.
*Bowler Coaster*Bowl a ball over a metal course. This is about skill and timing, too slow and the ball won't make it and too fast and it'll bounce right back - good fun
*Shooting Gallery* Shoot 25 bullets at ducks to score points. This involves aiming and firing quickly - great fun but requires quick reactions.
*Pigskin Pass* Throw an American football through a swinging target. Again about timing and co-ordination - tricky.
*Shoot for the Stars* Shoot out the star with 30 bullets. This is basically just pressing buttons - not very challenging, a little boring.
*Buckets of Fun* Throw a ball into a sideways bucket so that it stays there. Just moving the remote in a tossing motion, trying to control the power - good fun, game of chance.
*Clown Splash* Be the first to fill a balloon above the clowns head with water until it pops. This is a done again by aim and powering up - a great fun, competitive game. One of my favourites.
*Hole in One* Miniature golf where the hole moves, three chances to putt the ball. Use the remote as a golf club - requires skill and practice, quite difficult.
*Ring Toss* Basically Hoopla, use remote in a toss motion - difficult.
*Ka-Pow* Three throws to knock down clown targets - simple and about timing. Fun.
*Nerves of Steel* Thread a metal ring over the wire without touching and setting off the buzzer - one of my favourite games, requires skill and is very difficult!
*Lucky Cups* Toss a ball to land in a red, green or gold cup - game of luck.
*Day at the races* Get your horse to run faster than the other players by rolling the ball into the holes for points, the higher the points the quicker the horse - great fun and great for the competitive edge, a family favourite.
*Dunk Tank* Throw a ball at the target to dunk the host with water, the target gets smaller each time - simple, bit boring.
As I have stated, only the Wii remote is required and the controls for all games are fairly simple - you can probably play without working through the tutorials - it is really just common sense. This means that they games are great for all the family, young and old alike. The fact that a lot of the games are down to chance is also a great leveller! Not many games actually require the use of any of the buttons and those that do only require one to be pressed, keeping the controls very simple and easy to get to grips with.
MY OVERALL OPINION
This game is good for what it is - a series of mini games that are fun to play with all the family. It is probably most appealing to those who don't play computer games very often as the controls are so basic and easy to get to grips with. The graphics are very basic and some of the games are pretty repetitive. I actually think this game would have benefitted from containing fewer mini games - 25 seems excessive and it appears to me like they ran out of new ideas and 'padded' the game out by recycling some of the ideas into new forms. For example there are a lot of games that simply involve throwing a ball at a target. I know that a lot of fairground games do take this form, but in my opinion, there are slightly too many on here. With fewer games, each game could have been made a little more complex and challenging which would hold the attention more.
There are some really fun games in here, and I enjoy those that require a bit of luck as well as skill - this makes it more competitive when playing with the family whereas, with other games, the same people (who are better with the Wii remote) tend to win all the time (and the others therefore get a bit bored too quickly!). Others that I have played this with have really enjoyed the games and that there is quite a bit of variation of types of game - skill, luck, timing and judgement.
This game is basic and won't hold the attention of more experienced gamers for very long - it won't be challenging enough for them. It doesn't really offer the opportunity to improve your skills and develop in anyway, but you can collect prizes and points so there is something to aim for in that way and compare with others. Even when playing with others, it is not a game that will hold the attention for too long, the games are over very quickly (2-3 minutes on average) and once you have played them a couple of times, they do get very repetitive and boring. There isn't any real depth to the game or anything to work at meaning that it's game play is very limited.
I think this game is good for something that you would get out and play every now and then, so worth the £9.99 that we paid. I wouldn't have paid any more than this though as we just don't get the use out of it and therefore this would not represent any value for money for us. As long as you don't have high expectations for the game, and are happy to play basic games, then this will meet your needs. I wouldn't recommend this for anyone looking for something challenging or in depth nor for the one player format - which gets boring very quickly and doesn't hold the attention at all. In an age where there are more complicated games with tremendous graphics and great interaction, this seems to step back a few years and will therefore disappoint some.
This is an excellent game on the wii and is great to play with family and friends as everyone can compete.
There are 25 different carnival games to play which include mini golf, shooting gallery, basketball, throwing balls at clowns, throwing a ball to hit a target to dunk someone, ring toss and lots more. You can also personalise your character with funfair accessories like big clown shoes, crowns, hats and more. It is a really fun game to play as each game is short and fast you don't get board and it makes the competition more intense. This game has been out for a few years now so is quite cheap to buy but is still a really good game if you have never played it before. Some of the games are quite difficult so it is not all easy and is good for both kids and adults as some games are easier than others and lots of them are about timing rather than strength.
Shooting the star is one of my favourite games in this as it is simple all you have to do is aim at a star and shoot out the whole thing in a certain amount of time but it is quite difficult so I am always trying to better my score.
I would definately recommend this game.
Carnival Games Funfair on the Wii is an ideal title for the console with a wide range of games on the disc and despite being three years old it still is worth a look!
The premise of the game is, as suggested in the title, giving people a chance to play 25 carnival favourites ranging from my personal favourite the Kentucky derby to darts to ring toss etc. Its for one to four players, and most games only require one controller (with option of using more) so it's a game all can play without the need for shelling out for a boatload of controllers. Additionally, it only requires the Wii remote.
The games themselves are all easy to play with simple instructions and a natural feel as if you were actually playing them. Its easy to learn for gamers of all standards anf the full family will be up and running within minutes.
The games are split into a range of areas and there are 25 in all with some needing to be unlocked by mastering others. Games include everything you can think of from a carnival title which includes the likes of ring toss, bowling, mini golf, knocking tins over, inflating balloons, Kentucky derby, basketball, test of strength and so on. Basically anything you have played at a carnival will be here and if you haven't heard of some of them you soon will!
In single player the game revolves around winning tickets to use on the novelty machines including a fun fortune teller and love calculator which will provide giggles on a family night. And also can be spent on clothes and items for your character...sadly cant use Mii's. These items are also unlocked via playing and reaching certain scores.
Mulitplayer is where the game comes to life though and it can get quite competitive. Some of the game could do with being much much longer as three turns each on some of the carnival fun isn't enough and its often over too soon but the game does have unlimited potential for fun and at the low price you can currently get it for is well worth a punt! Might even rival Wii sports in your collection for best family title!
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We already had Carnival Fun Fair Games for the DS, and decided it'd be a good one for the family to have on the Wii as well. It turns out it's actually a bit different on the Wii than it is on the DS as it happens, so that's something to consider if you're buying them in the same order we did. If you do want to buy a copy, you're only looking to pay £9.99 on Amazon, which is a fair chunk off the original RRP of around £25 when it was initially released a couple of years ago.
On this game, you firstly need to set up your characters. This takes a silly amount of time really, especially for younger players. You have to have very accurate aim to select from some of the tinier options. Fortunately, once saved, you don't need to do the initial character creations again - just click to select who you want to play as each time.
Navigating around this game isn't as fun as it is on the DS. You don't get to walk around a fair ground which I think takes away a little bit of the fun. Instead, you click on the signpost (which is the main menu) to select one of a handful of 'avenues'. This then just takes you through to a pretty dull-looking sub menu. Finally, yes finally, you get to actually select a game to play.
The games are all very simple, and a little similar to the kind you get on Wii play really. They include things like duck shooting, throwing balls in baskets and target practice. All the usual kinds of games you'd expect at a fair ground. The Wiimote works reasonably well on these games, though it only takes one tiny glitch in the signal receiver to throw your whole game unfortunately. That's not so bad when you're an adult taking it all in fun, but it feels like the end of the world when you're a small child who was really close to winning a prize.
The graphics are reasonable, but nothing compared to what Nintendo should be producing in modern games. It's a bit like playing something on the SNES in places! I really do not appreciate the old fashioned voice over comments, or the super cheesy Theme Park soundtrack either. If I'd played this game in the 90s I'd have thought it was alright. In the year 2010 it's just having a laugh at our wallet's expense.
I think I have to give this two stars really. I know it's cheap, and it's a good concept too. But it's a bit of a cheap knock out really when compared to the DS version. I really don't think it would have taken them that much more effort to put in a decent navigational area, simplified the set up process and made the Wiimote targets a little more age-appropriate for younger players.
I recently bought Carnival games for the Wii console that I own. I managed to pick it up for about £10 and thought I'd try it in the hope that my son will be able to play it when he is older. It's not a terrible game but I definately wouldn't have paid much more for it to be honest with you. I think my son is just a bit young but when he's over 3 years old soon then he should start to enjoy it I hope. I think after playing it that young children will enjoy it more than adults.
This is a game that can be played in single player and multi-player mode and has over 20 games to play using your remote. If you like the carnival and the games associated with the carnival then you may also like this. There are a variety of games you can take part in like Ring Toss and the shooting gallery and as you make your way through the carnival you win tickets and prizes. The game comes complete with carnival music to add to the realism and atmosphere.
Whichever character you choose you can customise with their clothing, hair colour and things such as hats etc.
In regards to the modes the single player mode is the prize mode where you can win tickets and prizes. These can include new clothing for your character you have created. Multi-player mode is the competition mode and you can play with up to four player and compete against each other in the games to see who will come out on top.
The gameplay in this game is split into six different sections. These are called Fortune Way, Lover Lane, Rodent row, Claw Alley and Lucky Pass. Each of these sections has various games included within it in which you can win tickets and prizes as stated. Winning tickets and using them to play certain games is also just like at a carnival which is what happens. The other thing I found with some of the games is that they are quite challenging which in addtion fits well with an actual carnival. We all know how hard it can be to win at these games sometimes.
For me, if you are fan of carnival games then you will enjoy this game but otherwise I would rate this as average. It's not bad...but not brilliant.
I bought this for my six year old son and my five year old daughter and they really loved this.
What I particularly love about it is the old fashioned feel of the games. It takes me back a few years and it is nice for my children to get an idea of what funfairs used to be about, very different from today's ones!
You can play in single mode or (if you have enough controllers) up to four players can participate in competition with each other either head to head or in competition mode. You can choose your character and customise and accessorise it.
The other good thing is that there are so many games (over 25) so amongst them all your kids will find not only ones that they like but that they can play well which as most parents will know is important to them! This is also a good thing because some of the games are quite difficult to master but that's great for any adults that are playing as it presents more of a challenge for them. Play classic funfair games such as Ring Toss, Dunk Tank, Shooting Gallery, Day at the Races, Balloon Darts and Test Your Strength to name but a few.
There are approximately 250 virtual prizes to be won and you collect tickets along the way depending on how will you perform in a game or task. These tickets can be used to play the Alley Arcade games or exchanged for clothes that your character can then wear.
There are also Super Games that you need to unlock by wining a jumbo prize. These are more difficult versions of some of the originals and therefore more challenging.
All in all good, clean fun!
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I bought Wii carnival as we were having the family over for the day and thought that this would be a good game for all ages. The games on here provide great family fun. My personal favourite is the donkey derby. This game is just like being at the fair. However the drawbacks are that the initial navigation menu has a few options and if you want to play a particular game it is difficult to remember which option it is under and each option takes a little while to load - so you can be waiting a while before playing the game you want - also you can spend a lot of time backwards and forwards from one section to another if you want to play a few of the games - this can prove annoying and slow down the actual game playing time. I would recommend if you play this game to do one category at a time - to minimise the time spent waiting.
I had this game for free and it is currently one of the cheapest games for the wii console. I have mixed feelings about the game, some aspects I like and others are not so good. Firstly, I'm not keen on the look of the game. The characters look really odd and personalization is limited. My friend had to use a white avatar because they don't seem to cater for anyone of a different race! I got this game for the kids, but it isn't really what i would classify as a kids game. Some of the games are quite easy, but some are hard, even for adults. Take the strength test as an example. You have to shake the wii remote for ages and then click when the colour on screen is within a certain zone, while still shaking the remote vigorously. Most kids havent got the strength for this. There is also a game where you have to throw a football through a moving hoop.I can't do it at all!!!! The background noise is annoying-I would have prefferred some nice music. This is the kind of game you buy, get bored of after a few goes and then rediscover about a year later, play for a bit and get bored again. Not a classic.
We got this when we first got our wii a couple of years ago and played on it a few times then, but we've only recently really got into this when I was bored one day and looking for something to do.
The game starts by telling you to make your own character, the graphics aren't particularly that good but they do the job and this isn't really the sort of game where you need really good graphics anyway. You first of all pick the gender and then whether its a child or an adult. From there you can pick hairstyles, clothes, etc. Its a nice touch but a bit pointless because you may as well just use your mii, which is an option.
You can play with up to 4 people or teams but they all have to have either created characters or mii's. I think that this is good because the wii seems like quite a family console and its always more fun when you can get competitive with it, and there are so many different ways to play and things to play on this game that everyone will be good at something.
Once you've sorted out whos playing you go through into the actual game, and its very much up to you how this goes on. There are 5 sections each with 5 games in (you will have heard of them all before as they are just basic carnival games), I'm not going to review every single one of these but I will say something about some of the most memorable ones; shoot the star is rather good as its not too hard so anyone can do it, you just use your wii remote to aim at a star and keep it held down, you get an accuracy rate of how many times you've hit it. Everyone will have heard of test your strength and have some concept of how it works, well now you can do it from the comfort of your own living room! Just shake the wii remote to get the power up, then choose a good moment to press the a button and it will tell you just how strong you are! The duck game is quite hard, it requires you to be able to get the hang of the game, you have to control the remote so that you hook a moving duck!
The controls in the game are relatively simple to operate, although you might find the actual game a bit tricky, most of them require a few plays before you can start to do it properly. However after this you should find yourself getting quite high scores, because you don't need any real skill with carnival games to do well with this game.
You can now get it quite cheaply, so if you're looking for a new wii game then I would recommend getting this, although its more for children than the hardcore gamer of course!
This is currently one of my favourite games for the Nintendo Wii. When I was little my parents used to take me to the travelling Carnivals and I loved the magical atmosphere of it all.
The crys of Roll Up , Roll Up were heard everywhere, and the atmosphere was set for a great time for all the family.
The funfair games from nintendo, re creates this atmosphere, and is currently retailing for £9.99 which is a great price at I paid £40 for mine.
Its fun for the whole family, and not too difficult for the tinys. But be where, make sure you put the wrist strap on , otherwise damages will be done.
On start up screen after "sync" choose Carnival Funfair. Then start.
If you choose one player mode you can win prizes, these are not available in multi-player mode.
In multiplayer mode you have an head to head with other family members or friends.
There are 6 alleys to follow :
2. Fortune Way
3. Rodent Row
4. Lucky Pass
5. Claw Alley
6. Love lane
In each of these you find mini arcade games and as you progress your given tickets which unlock other games.
The music and the shouting out from vendors make it so life like and the excitement mounts.
1 Prize Boulevard:
You can go there to see your prizes that you one and trade them in for bigger prizes. The bigger the prizes you have the more in front on the scoresheet you are against other family members. Works on the same principle as Monopoly really, collect 4 small, trade them in for a medium, collect 3 medium, trade them in for large, collect 2 large and you have the "Grand " prize.
To earn prizes you must complete the games as you go around the carnival.
2. Fortune Way
In this alley you start with a game called Alley Ball, the object is to score points by rolling a ball into holes, (bit like at the races) at lots of seaside towns. All the while the atmosphere, music and sound effects are mounting.
Next you go on to Basketball, throw your balls into basket to accumulate the points.
Next we go onto a game where you throw a coin and try to get it to land on a plate.
Theres a woman then like a fortune game where you give the lady a ticket and ask her a question. She will answer yes or no.
3. Rodent Row
Here you`ll find a shooting gallery. A game to throw balls through a hoop, another favourite, throwing balls into a bucket, must admit I have achieved this numerous times on here, but never in real life
4. Lucky Pass
Hers a Buzz game, with wire and a hoop. Another 2 throwing games, ball into cup. Horse racing.
5. Claw Alley
Using water gun to splash clowns, a golf game, Throwing the rings. And throwing the balls at targets.
6. Theres a throwing game similar to a coconut shy, but with bottles. Darts. Launching frogs and Bowling as well as a Meter o Love.
In each alley there are two super games but they cant be unlocked until you win a big prize
The games sound easy, some are, but some are very skillful and using a Wii controller can sometimes be quite tricky.
This is a good family game, entertainment for all and can get quite competitive and time consuming.
But we love it and its been got out time and time again
I bought this game for my step son as a birthday gift as he loved the wii sport and wii in general really, it has many many games on it and many mini games added on as you progress through the game, its based around a carnival and has many games from the throw a ring over a bottle to hook a duck the bowling game is a favourite with my s/son. As a true games addict he got the hang of it almost immediately myself as a novice found it a little tougher its not as easy as the wii sport game to control and in my opinion is a game to drag out from time to time rather than a favourite as my step son and myself got bored of it far too easily saying that my little one who is three still loves it he enjoys collecting the tickets to use on the heart machine lol im glad i didnt pay full price for this when it first come out but its ok for younger kids id say.
i bought this for my 6 year old grandson for the wii and have to say it is fantastic. there is so much to do on it. he has had it months and never gets bored. it is a very encouraging game because he gains tokens for each game he plays. his favourite is the test your strength but to be careful when doing it as he has managed to pull his muscels. it is a very energetic game and please dont be dissappointed by the fact that you might not get far quickly as most of the games on it have a nack and they are all to do with hand and wrist movemnet. its a great entertaining game for all the family and each person has there own profile. weel worth the money and there is that much to do it will probably last forever. the throw darts at the balloons and the shooting gallery will def be the favourite of mine. the game is good for all ages above about age 4 just becuase it is quite difficult to actually get to grips but once you have it is great fun and enjoyment.
I have to say that I find that this game is not that fun when compared to some of the other games on the market. Even though it says that there are a lot of games on the front, a lot of the games are quite repetitive.
These games are meant to have a family feel but some of the challeneges are definately to difficult for some of the younger children and they can often find this disheartening which, spolis the fun.
The instructions are also very difficult to interpret and on some games it seems there are problems with communication between the game and the wii remotes, and it is not just my wii, I have also been told this by a friend of mine who also has this game.
This game gets boring quite easily and i would perhaps recommened something more like rayman or the mario olympics for those with young children.
I guess this shows differences in opinion perfectly. Fun for all the family? Sure the younger kids found it fun but everyone who played it over 16 didn't seem to like it at all, I myself found it rather boring.
The game does feature many classic funfair games, some of which are just as hard as they are in real life and I can't imagine many of the younger players completing many of the tasks.
The test your strength game is fun just to see people shaking the remote like a madman to build up the strength, while the horse racing game where you roll the ball into different value holes to make the horse move would have to be my favourite. As it probably is in normal theme parks!
The thing that dissapoints me most about this is the inability to directly compete with other players which I think is what the Wii is all about and the fact that you have three tries on each game with no option to just play a certain game or even get some practice in.
Just like funfairs you can win prizes on each game and also some like Wii cash style things that lets you buy more games at each area.
As you can probably tell from the cover of the box, don't be expecting great graphics, although I think the cartoony feel suits the game quite well.
All In all this would be a good game for those with young kids as the 3 turns means that the other player won't be sitting out long while getting bored but for anyone over the age of 16 your probably best to stick to Wii Sports or Wii Fit if you have it!
The only good thing was that I brought it on Ebay for £8 and traded it in at CEX for the same price. Simples.
All the fun and excitement of your favourite carnival games are coming to Wii this summer. It's the perfect multiplayer game for friends and family alike.