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Carnival King heading to WiiWare

Posted by Stuart Reddick

Will it deliver all the fun of the fair?

After the success of Target Toss Pro: Bags, it shouldn't come as much of a surprise to see that Incredible Technologies has another WiiWare title ready to be released. Titled Carnival King, the game is designed for all ages and is essentially a shooting game that combines 3D graphics with a carnival theme. For more information about the game, check out the press release below:

"When playing Carnival King you'll believe you're feeling the rumble of the rides and the magic of the midway!

Carnival King is an all-ages target shooting game that combines exciting 3D graphics and an enticing carnival sound track to create a fast-paced and challenging gaming experience.

Players choose from three theme parks each with four distinct locales. Bonus rounds reward those who excel at speed, timing, strategy and accuracy. Competitors will be able to gauge their play against others through local leaderboards available on their Wii and through the Nintendo Wi-Fi connection that displays the top scores shot in North America. One or two players can compete to dethrone the Carnival King.

"We're giving the player a lot of bang for their buck," said Andy Kniaz VP of business development at IT. "When you add it all up there are 12 different shooting stages and 3 bonus rounds all with a unique game play mechanic. Each stage will test the player in a different way across a different theme."

The game play experience adapts to the skill level of the player. The smarter, faster and more accurate the player is, the further they will progress. As the targets and speed ramp up, the game becomes more compelling and competitive for everyone.

There are individual leaderboards for each park and each locale within a park allowing players to see how they rank against friends and family as well as others across the continent. The game appeals to both the casual player and the hardcore player. It's a deceptively captivating and entertaining game.

A practice mode allows players to get up to speed quickly before tackling the real deal and Carnival King features three difficulty levels designed so everyone in the family can have fun.

Just as they did for Target Toss Pro: Bags, their first WiiWare title, IT partnered with n-Space, the savvy software developer behind GameCube's Geist and Nintendo DS' Call of Duty 4.

<b>Carnival King will be available this summer through the WiiWare Channel at a reasonable price point that everyone can enjoy. </b>

"For much less than the cost of a retail store game, friends and families can have hours and hours of fun and excitement. Carnival King has it all: great graphics with a unique style, sound and announcing that go hand in hand with the carnival theme, and most importantly challenging game play that can scale from casual to competitive. It's a great entertainment value," Kniaz said.

Carnival King is rated E for Everyone."

We'll have a full review of Carnival King as soon as it's available for download. Candy floss optional.

[via wiiware.itsgames.com]

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User Comments (13)

Rawk_Hawk

#8

Rawk_Hawk said:

Should someone inform them that this game is already out and its called Carnival Games

slambert215

#10

slambert215 said:

I remember this game in the arcade. Its actually very fun. It's basically a shooting gallery with a bunch of different game types.

LEGEND_MARIOID

#12

LEGEND_MARIOID said:

I used to own Cocoto Magic Circus which was a carnival style shooting gallery itself. I always thought it should've been a wiiware title. This for me may be an insta-download as there are hardly any shooters you can play with the family. It could be a laugh for all ages.

WiiWare is doing well to fill the gap in the market with Watergun and this.

Sean_Aaron

#13

Sean_Aaron said:

I have to say the trailer is quite engaging, though I have Wild West Guns, Wii Play, Ghost Squad and Umbrella Chronicles, so I think I'm covered for lightgun games (I still intend to pick up Dead Space Extraction and Dark Chronicles, though).

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