Ever wanted to run away and join the circus? Well then, youíve come
to the right place with Itís My Circus, the latest Wii game which
transforms gamers into a fully fledged circus performer. Using the
innovative controls of the Wii, Itís My Circus allows the player to
get involved in over 40 mini-games (think Wii Sports)
as they perform a variety of circus tricks and activities. The circus has truly arrived
with the good and with the bad!
That's right as with most mini-game titles for the Wii, some games
work and some don't but thankfully the developers have attempted to
create some interesting and fun games.
Although Itís My Circus features multiplayer with 12 games from the
solo mode available, ironically the single-player mode is actually
better as players attempt to climb their way through the circus
ranks in order to become the best performer possible. Of
course, if youíre an adult, the simplistic nature of the games and
graphics may turn you off the title, however for younger gamers,
this is a very entertaining and well made production.
The menu system of Itís My Circus is quite easy to follow and before
starting on your career in the circus, you need to create your
character, albeit a simplistic one! Once you have created your character, you can then start
the single-player game or engage in some fun multiplayer antics.
Although in essence, itís a collection of mini-games, as you
progress and beat the games, you are awarded money which can then be
used to purchase additional items and clothes which acts a reward
system or trophy system.
The control system of Itís My Circus uses both the wireless controls
of the Wii, however it even supports the popular Wii balance board
which adds some interesting balance gameplay modes. With the games,
sometimes the controllers work and sometimes they don't but for the
majority, the controls are quite sturdy, whether riding a bike as a
clown, playing bowling or throwing pies at clown, it definitely
gives players something else than just Wii Sports or Wii Resort.
Visually, Itís My Circus is a very colourful game that features
cartoon inspired graphics and environments that look like they have
been directly taken from a circus itself. The characters are
animated well and are quite jovial but best of all, it interacts
well with the gameplay which is the star of this game. Add in some
colourful and over the top sound effects and music and you have
everything you need (provided you're a younger gamer) to get lost in
this interactive world.
At the end of the day, the gameplay is oozing with circus references which is kind of fun
as you use your Wii controls to command lions or try your hands at
juggling. And even though the game is aimed at younger gamers, it
actually works and the developers have not just tried to cash in on
another Wii "mini-game" title. Colourful graphics, fun audio which
proves that third party developers can make something decent if they
Check it out!