Review: It's My Circus (Wii)

By Steve Wollaston on Apr 14, 10 07:06 PM

ROLL up, roll up for all the thrills and spills of the big top... but in your lounge.

That's the idea anyway as 2K Play - the people who brought all the fun of the fair to the Wii with their popular Carnival compilation - try to repeat the trick.

It's My Circus is a collection of games based upon the skills of the circus in six categories - acrobats, animals, clowning, the high wire, stunts and the trapeze.

You work your way through the various disciplines and, as you get better, new stages are unlocked allowing you to showcase your skills in the Big Top itself.

Characters and scenes are bright and colourful and sure to attract the youngsters, but, as with so many of these diverse compilations, the hits are accompanied by a few misses.

Hound Harmony and Magical Melody seem to have little relevance while Frantic Free-Wheeling and Spherical Miracle are great fun but over almost before they've begun.

There are enough goodies here to keep the kids entertained, though.

You can become a human cannonball, try to tame the feisty tigers and use your Wii balance board to master the high wire.

But the real highlights, as with all the best circuses, are to be found in the clowns' area - where you can throw pies aplenty and become a human bowling ball among other things!


Steve Wollaston

Steve Wollaston - Sunday Mercury games reviewer Steve has been writing about video games for donkey's years. In fact he is probably far too old for it now which is why you will see a lot of reviews been done by kids... He has been nominated three times for Regional Games Journalist Of The Year at the Games Media Awards, but never wins. His major love is sports games and rates Sensible World of Soccer circa 90's as the greatest game ever made - closely followed by Championship Manager 2. Skyrim has currently taken over his life.

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