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User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Atari 2600 release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.7
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.1
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. -
Overall User Score (9 votes) 3.3

Critic Reviews

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Out of the many VCS games that have come and gone over the years, Carnival still manages to be fairly entertaining. If you liked the arcade game, or just want a good game to test your reflexes and skill, then pick this one up.
Game Freaks 365 (Jul 11, 2008)
Is Carnival going to replace Space Invaders in the minds of many people? No, it is not. Is it going to provide many different ways of play? No, it will not, as the only thing affected by the game select switch is whether the game is played by one or two players. Still, it is a game that can be good as a nice diversion from Space Invaders every now and then. It is not overly rare either, so it should not be too hard to find. If you enjoy vertical shooters, you could do far worse than to try this game.
Woodgrain Wonderland (Oct 21, 2016)
Overall, Carnival is not bad but not great – the very definition of a C.
The Video Game Critic (Jul 07, 2004)
Carnival for the 2600 is still mildly amusing, but it pales to the real thing.
TeleMatch (Jul, 1983)
Viel bedauerlicher: Der komplette zweite Teil fehlt! Hat man alle Symbole des Schießstandes abgeräumt, so präsentiert sich anschließend ein zweiter Schießstand, nicht aber der erste Eisbär, den man (bei CBS-COLECOVISION und auch bei MATTEL) treffen muß, um weitere Punkte zu erzielen. Da dies alles fehlt oder negativ verändert worden ist, ist dem Spiel der wesentliche Reiz genommen. Was übrigbleibt, ist ein 08/15-Spiel, mehr nicht.