Parents' Guide to

Carnival Games VR

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Lots of activities, but control problems burst game's fun.

Game HTC Vive , PlayStation VR 2016
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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

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age 5+

Based on 1 parent review

age 5+

Bad

This game is not very fun. It seems fun from the description and title though. This game is exactly what is sounds like. It has carnival games from ‘Dunk Tank to Wack a Mole) this game is not for everyone. Retails at $39.99 — What’s in this game??? Cartoon Violence - Minor fantasy violence, such as shooting at ghosts that disappear when hit, knocking someone into a dunk tank.

Is It Any Good?

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Even though this is an update to a nearly decade-old game, the premise is good, but control and camera issues hurts overall play. That said, for under $20, there isn't much to complain about. Carnival Games VR offers a wide assortment of fun arcade carnival pastimes that's also playable in virtual reality. Younger kids may enjoy this VR party collection, because it's fun to play around with games like the shooting gallery or dunk tank. Easy to pick up, these digital versions will no doubt make you smile. Some games are better than others, of course, but it's a challenge to get the high score and then compare your results on the online global leaderboard. The ability to earn tickets and prizes is a welcome addition.

But some games can't get the tracking right, like in dart tossing and basketball throwing, both of which seem off. Another issue is the lack of true online multiplayer, which would've added tremendously to the longevity of the game (with voice support). Plus, if you already have the original game, there's very little reason to buy it again, even with improved graphics and 360-degree VR play. For what it is, this sub-$20 collection is great for little kids, especially if they haven't seen these games before in a previous console generation. Just be prepared to deal with some of their frustration when it doesn't fully work as well as it could.

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