Product Type: Take 2 Wii games
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The funfair is back in town - it's Carnival Time!
New Carnival Games (Wii)
Member Name: juliassg71
New Carnival Games (Wii)
Advantages: Fun, fun fun!
Disadvantages: None for us
Come and play 'where the sun never sets, the fun never ends, and the memories last forever!'
My daughter in particular enjoyed the original Carnival on Wii so much that when this new version came out with over 30 new games and attractions, she had to have it and used her saved up pocket money to buy it. I think she paid full price for this £39.95 but I have seen it selling online for as little as £12.97!
You can play solo or up to four people can play together. In some games you play at the same time, some you take turns and in some you play in split screen mode. This game is also compatible with Wii MotionPlus but sadly we don't have that yet so can't comment on that aspect.
Just like the original you can select and customize your character down to eye, hair and skin colour which children particuarly like to do (usually making their character look as silly as possible) which greatly amuses them and adds to the fun of the whole experience.
Once you have finished customizing, the main screen appears which has all the different areas of the funfair on signposts so you can choose where you are going to start your fun.
Some of the games are ones that need skill whereas some of the games are just down to pure luck which is a good thing if you have one child who excels at these sort of games and one who doesn't as they will have the opportunity to win when it comes down to luck without really realising that is why they have one.
My children like the addition of speed bingo in this game where you have to use your stamper quickly before the ball with the number on drops out of the chute that sits alongside your bingo card.
I won't list all of the games but just a few to give you a flavour of what is on here:
The path shows the perfect throw. The aim is to follow this path with your ball and score as many baskets as possible.
You have 60 seconds to hit as many cars as you can as hard as you can!
Tic Tac Toe
Throw your beanbag to turn the blocks and try to get 3 in a row!
As in the original there are super games - slightly enhanced games of a select few of the games you will already have played. These are unlocked as you go.
You can win over 300 virtual prizes including 60 wacky wearables and you can upgrade smaller prizes won for larger prizes.
There are up to 80 different achievements to earn either by getting the highest score in a game, successfully completing a game challenge, colelcting all wearable items as well as other ways that you learn about as you play. You can check on these achievements and compare your stats with other players in the Player's Alley.
You can register this game on www.2kplayreg.com and receive exclusive info, tips and hints although we have not done this.
As stated in my review on the original game, what I particularly love about this 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! This is a little more modern that original though but still maintains that sense of old-fashioned funfairs.
The frenetic music, graphics, bright colours all evoke the sounds and atmosphere of a funfair and there is so much to choose from it is one of those games that will enjoy good longevity. The fact that there are so many challenges and achievements to earn means that this keeps my children interested in doing their best and trying to get as many prizes etc. as they can.
I like the fact that four players can play as we are a family of four and this is quite a nice way to spend a little quality time together as it is a game for all the family to enjoy and as some games are skill and some are luck means this balances out the fairness factor and anyone can win on certain games which takes away a lot of upset! However, there are still games that are much harder to win at for adults and children alike but I think this is good as it provides a challenge that keeps you coming back to try to win!
I really liked the original Carnival and this is just an upgraded extension of that and it hasn't lost any of it's charm as a result and I can recommend this game, especially if you or your children were a fan of the first one.
Thanks for reading. x
also on ciao
Summary: A good sequel