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Jim Henson's Muppet Adventure No. 1: "Chaos at the Carnival" NES Title screen.



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Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 2.4
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But it all comes down to one basic element: is this game fun? That's what video games are supposed to be about, right? Well, to be honest, this game just reeks of tedium and dismay. The controls are sort of a mixed bag in this game, which greatly affects the amusement I get from this game. But as a whole, the mini-games are just far too lengthy and require too much precision; where's the fun in constantly running into things and losing health? It's nowhere, I tells ya.
While the cartridge does indeed contain four distinct genres (plus a boss), each is little more than a long, tedious minigame. Plus, the package fails miserably to live up to the personality and humor of the Muppets franchise.
Defunct Games (Apr 06, 2012)
Overall, Muppet Adventure: Chaos at the Carnival feels too much of what it actually is: like a bunch of incoherent, not so great mini-games. Kermit and his friends deserved better.
NES Archives (Jun 10, 2002)
This is one of those warning type reviews. Stay away unless you are very bored or have a major thing for the Muppets. Just don't go thinking this would be a nice game for your 5 year old nephew. It will make him cry guaranteed. If you're trying to collect all the games, save this one for later.
12 (Jun, 2004)
The review of this game marks a first in the history of GameCola (or at least, a first in the history of my GameCola reviews): it's getting a 0 for Replay Value. As I never want to play this game ever again, it has absolutely no value to me following its completion (which, again, will never even occur in the first place). I wish I could at least give it a decent score for its graphics or sound, but that's not happening. Quite frankly, I'm bewildered that this game even exists. It has almost no value; it does nothing for the video game industry; it's completely unlikable. Jim Henson's Muppet Adventure: Chaos at the Carnival is the purest example of an absolutely repulsive game which the publishers hoped would sell on its license alone. Everyone involved in creating this game should be ashamed of themselves for putting out what is one of, if not the, worst products of interactive video entertainment that has ever existed.
0 (Jun, 2012)
I don’t consider this a Muppets game and, I’d be willing to bet, neither would Jim Henson, God rest his soul. Chaos at the Carnival is a game with Muppets in it, soulless Muppets who have black holes for eyes, move without the help of human hands, and can’t make amusing quips because, let’s face it, they’re not real. Do the presence of these Muppet automatons make this the most evil game of all time?