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Ennichi No Tatsujin [import] review

The least fun you could have at the fair. Ever.

Pros

  • Some okay minigames
  • Going to a real carnival
  • Nothing else to love

Cons

  • Mostly terrible minigames
  • Controls are worse
  • The entire experience

The waft of menace emanating from a carnie’s beard, rigged games, wailing children getting their limbs tangled in the whirring mechanics of a hastily constructed death wheel - sorry - Ferris wheel; there’s no denying it, carnivals are horrible. This makes Namco’s carnival simulator a surprisingly faithful adaptation.

Even real carnies would balk at the audacity of only offering nine shoddy minigames. Especially when the best of the bunch - a remote pointer controlled-cork-gun-target shoot and spreading pancake batter over a hotplate - aren’t as good as Twilight Princess ’ worst minigame offerings.

More Info

DescriptionEven real carnies would balk at the audacity of only offering nine shoddy minigames.
PlatformWii
Release date2 December 2006 (US), 2 December 2006 (UK)
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