Today's Nostalgia Review takes a look at Jim Henson's Muppet Adventure: Chaos at the Carnival. This game was released for the PC (Apple II and MS-DOS), the Commodore 64 in 1989, and the NES (this version was released in 1990), .
The game takes our green amphibian friend Kermit on an adventure through a carnival to save Ms. Piggy from the clutches of Dr. Grump. You also play as Animal, Gonzo, and Fozzie Bear in this game as you venture through an ice cream maze, kayaking down a river, and driving a kart to obtain keys to Dr. Grump's castle.
If you read the review on SomethingAwful, you know that this game is sheer stupidity. Ranging from the red dot in Fozzie's anal region to the game's lackluster graphics, SomethingAwful ripped this game to shreds. I, for one, found the game to be easy to pick up in regards to gameplay. Granted, the gameplay is VERY boring and does little to amuse me. But it's easy to pick up and play for the younger audience.
There is one thing I should mention about this game, though. Chaos at the Carnival is like a cockroach because it gets bugged EASILY (waka waka). The few times I played this game left me unable to continue because I was glitched off the river course, unable to return. I was also locked in the menu after completing the kart course for no rhyme or reason! This game is so easy to glitch that either you will have a speedrun done or you will get lost in the middle of nowhere.
Chaos at the Carnival is just... average. Aside from being so glitch-happy, the game caught my attention for a bit and it hasn't gotten it back since.
One door's red and the other's blue,
Chaos at the Carnival got a 'meh' review.
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