Carnival Games: Monkey See, Monkey Do
is one of Kinect's latest games. It is based on the number one Wii all time favourite. The game has twenty mini-games and in this review I will be talking about a few of them. First of all you come across a sign, that has four 'alleys'. These are: Coaster Corner, Launchpad Lane, Carousel Junction, Whirligig Way and then if you flip the sign you have Tea-Cup Court.
Down at Coaster Corner, you are greeted with four activities, Gold Rush Mountain, Hot Air Balloon Race, Wheel of Chance and Funnel Cake Falls. The first activity listed, Gold Rush Mountain, your avatar is on a roller-coaster and you have two 'sticks' with holes in them at the end, and as you are going around the roller-coaster you have to catch the coins and avoid the stars.
In Launchpad Lane, you find yourself with yet another four activities. These are: Rocket to Mars, Crash Test Dummy, Alley Ball and Pop Darts. In this alley, Rocket to Mars is possibly the most fun, along with Crash Test Dummy. You have to jump, to start 'lift off' and you then control your rocket by leaning left and right. You have to avoid the satellites and the moon, but after you approach the moon you have to make your way down a tight amount of space with stars either side. After that you come across a UFO, which is tragically moving left and right, shooting lazer beams, at this part its mostly luck if you can reach Mars or not.
Next as we head down to Carousel Junction, you find yourself yet at another four activities, Ring Fling, Amazing Wodin, Shark Tank and Pig Race. Shark Tank is possibly the funniest one in this alley. You have three balls, and a bucket of water, and one random avatar from your friend list (mine happened to be Dan!), you have to throw the balls at the target, and if it hits the target the avatar gets chucked into the bucket of water.
Down in Whirligig Way, there are another four activities, Monkey See, Monkey Do, Down the Stretch, Strength Test and Knockout Punch. Strength Test is alot
harder than the Wii version, you have to get the bar as it is approaching the green part, and smash as hard as you can. If you ring the bell, the bell will get raised, forcing you to smash even harder with your 'invisible' bat.
Now, finally Tea Cup Court has another 4 activities, Court King, Granny Shot, Golden Arm and Hitting Streak. Hitting Streak is the hardest of all mini-games here. You have different speed cricket balls approach you, sometimes doing zig-zag lines, or sometimes coming full pelt.
Overall I would rate the game a 8/10. It has its awesome features and games, and then it has its downs. The achievements are relatively easy, and the prize booths are a fun addition however this game should get some DLC as the mini-games can get old easily.
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Carnival Games: In Action/ Monkey See, Monkey Do is out now for Kinect, at a retail recommended price of £24.99.