Are you ready to build the Greatest Midway on Earth? Summer nights, flashing lights, stomach churning rides, girls and guys all combine to make the perfect carnival. Attract them, thrill them, feed them, frighten them, and leave them yearning for more! Run your own traveling carnival.
User reviews:
Overall:
Mostly Negative (23 reviews) - 34% of the 23 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 2, 2007

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About This Game

Are you ready to build the Greatest Midway on Earth?
Summer nights, flashing lights, stomach churning rides, girls and guys all combine to make the perfect carnival. Attract them, thrill them, feed them, frighten them, and leave them yearning for more!
  • Run your own traveling carnival. From ride construction to advertising to entertaining the masses, you run the show.
  • Choose from 25 different rides, 21 different locations, 12 food and drink stands, 10 games, 4 attractions and more!
  • Take on the challenge of Career Mode. Turn your earnings into better rides and bigger crowds, unlocking hidden locations as you become a Midway Tycoon.
  • Beat the bank and the clock in Mission Mode. Can you satisfy the throngs before time runs out?
  • It's more than fun and games. Spend your money wisely purchasing equipment, bathrooms and ticket booths as needed to minimize lines and angry patrons.
  • From Parking Lots to Big Shot - Start small building local fun fairs outside malls and grow your business one happy customer at a time on your way to running the State Fair.
  • Ride 'Em if you Got 'Em - Strap into any of the 25 different rides at your disposal and feel what your crowds feel as you plunge through the electrifying twist and turns.
  • Come One - Come All! Choose from 10 games of chance and attractions -excite your patrons with everything from human cannonballs and monster truck shows to rings toss and balloon pops.
  • Money Makes the Twirl Go Around! Maximize your money making potential by planning and constructing additional carnivals as the others are coming to a close.
  • Keep the carnival goers happy and full! Choose, set-up and design your food and drink stations - 12 delicious food and drink stations options available!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Supported OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP/Vista
    • Processor: Intel Pentium® 4 or AMD® Athlon™ 1.2 GHz or faster
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® 2 or ATI® Radeon® video card with at least 64 MB of video memory and hardware transform and lighting
    • Sound: Windows® compatible sound card
    • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c or higher
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB free hard disk space
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Overall:
Mostly Negative (23 reviews)
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T/5 Stevenson [1st RB]
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
If you like a cheep game that is the cheep version of Roller coster Tycoon this game is for you. Bottom line game sucks.
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Terry
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 7
Rip off of theme park with no soul
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Obey the Fist!
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 24
It's easy to tell why this is bad - the publisher is ValuSoft - notorious for shovelware.

This is no exception! Obviously it wants to be Roller Coaster Tycoon/Theme Park but without the ability for the player to design custom roller coasters. Off to a great start! It gets worse. There's only about 30 objects you can place, and it doesn't really matter where you put them. You don't need to worry about paths and things, guests just sort of wander in and bounce around. At best, the game is whackamole as you click through the awful interface to try get your carnies to fix everything. The buildings are all managed the same way, so there's basically zero differentiation. Gameplay is overall terrible.

Graphics - ho hum, awful, even for the time.

Technical problems - it doesn't run in full screen even if you choose that option, it's always in a window. Unfortunately, this doesn't prevent you from playing the game.

Impossible to recommend - there's so many better games in the genre.
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AccidentlyOnPurpose
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 7
2.3/10 - A Low-End Tycoon Game

I hope my Sims had more fun at the carnival than I did! This game simulates running a carnival. You can choose state fair, parking lot or backyard... Woohoo! There is also a finite amount of items you can place and no development creativity of your carnival except for placement.

For this reason I can't recommend this game. It's really boring, and way overpriced. You can typically find this game in simulator bundles for cheap to nothing.

Worth $0.30 or so.

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Xanfu
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: November 6, 2015
Rubbish. No tutorial. Horrible controls (can't even turn objects around???). Bland, bland game.
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alasdair.brand
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13, 2015
very good graphics and sounds
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masonman230
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15, 2015
This game is fun to play, until all the rides start to break down. the game definiteley could have been one of the great tycoon games if it wasn't so diffucult.
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Are you thirsty?
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: January 26, 2015
One of my favourite game when i was 10 ^^
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tskeast
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: January 26, 2015
One of the worst games I have ever played, the worst camera follow and movement. Silly rides and people that swarm the place. Don't get told what to do you just figure it out. For each individual bench you have to go to the menu and pres the down button several times to choose it, as scroll does not work and then place 1 bench and then do the thing again to place again. Bad game!
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Pilicious
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24, 2014
If you are looking for a game to mircomanage resources, but with low quality graphics, this game could be for you. It wasn't what I considered a Tycoon game. It has potiential though, I wouldn't recommend it yet though.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 24, 2014
If you are looking for a game to mircomanage resources, but with low quality graphics, this game could be for you. It wasn't what I considered a Tycoon game. It has potiential though, I wouldn't recommend it yet though.
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16 of 25 people (64%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2013
A horrid tycoon, please save your money on this one 1/10
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: March 3, 2014
Awful game. Doesn't even come close the similar titles in the genre. I can't even remember what made me buy this.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
2.3/10 - A Low-End Tycoon Game

I hope my Sims had more fun at the carnival than I did! This game simulates running a carnival. You can choose state fair, parking lot or backyard... Woohoo! There is also a finite amount of items you can place and no development creativity of your carnival except for placement.

For this reason I can't recommend this game. It's really boring, and way overpriced. You can typically find this game in simulator bundles for cheap to nothing.

Worth $0.30 or so.

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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
It's easy to tell why this is bad - the publisher is ValuSoft - notorious for shovelware.

This is no exception! Obviously it wants to be Roller Coaster Tycoon/Theme Park but without the ability for the player to design custom roller coasters. Off to a great start! It gets worse. There's only about 30 objects you can place, and it doesn't really matter where you put them. You don't need to worry about paths and things, guests just sort of wander in and bounce around. At best, the game is whackamole as you click through the awful interface to try get your carnies to fix everything. The buildings are all managed the same way, so there's basically zero differentiation. Gameplay is overall terrible.

Graphics - ho hum, awful, even for the time.

Technical problems - it doesn't run in full screen even if you choose that option, it's always in a window. Unfortunately, this doesn't prevent you from playing the game.

Impossible to recommend - there's so many better games in the genre.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 26, 2015
One of the worst games I have ever played, the worst camera follow and movement. Silly rides and people that swarm the place. Don't get told what to do you just figure it out. For each individual bench you have to go to the menu and pres the down button several times to choose it, as scroll does not work and then place 1 bench and then do the thing again to place again. Bad game!
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 18, 2013
Pretty fun smaller kind of game, nothing on the scale of Rollercoaster Tycoon or anything though, have an assortment of small maps, make a carnival by placing attractions such as ring tossing or duck shooting, place small rides. food and drink stores, power generators to run the carnival, benches, bins, etc.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 27, 2011
ya never would have bought this one, but it came for free with the package, its so badly coded even a kid could do better, sorry programmer, but go back to school plz or find another job.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 26, 2015
One of my favourite game when i was 10 ^^
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3 of 9 people (33%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: January 21, 2011
If you ever wanted to control a carnival then this is the game for you! Its entertaining and you use strategy and placement of things to succed in the game. Not a must have but a burn a couple mins here and there type of game.
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