Lucky's Puzzle Carnival
Lucky's Puzzle Carnival is a game which desperately wants to be liked, and I wanted to like it... but with casual games getting better all the time, Lucky's is average at best
- Games are fun enough
- Slightly sluggish interface
A decent casual game, other similar games offer more than Lucky's Puzzle Carnival.
Price$ 13.00 (AUD)
The Puzzle Carnival features three puzzles: the classic memory match game, a game in which you add colours to balls to form rows which then pop, and a game in which you juggle rows and columns of symbols to restore order.
The games are fun enough, but they are fairly straightforward, without the usual modern contrivances of power-ups, unlocked animations, or a storyline linking them together. As you complete games in a series, you slowly reveal a circus poster as a reward. The "world tour" consists of posters of various cities.
You also struggle to beat your best time, and the "par" for each puzzle, which may be based on time or the number of moves you need to make to solve it.
Lucky's Puzzle Carnival is minimalistic in terms of sound and animation. There's a spirited background melody, and the occasional "Good job" speech, and that's about it. Animation is very limited. The interface, while clear, has just a hint of sluggishness to it, that small delay in responsiveness which is just enough to be noticed. (Lucky's seems to be written in Java, which explains this.)
The trial version has a limited number of levels; the full version unlocks them all. Lucky's Puzzle Carnival is a good game for younger children who may be confused and overwhelmed by the plethora of sights and sounds of other puzzle games; it might also be good for those who just want to solve puzzles and not bother with clingy unicorns.
Join the PC World newsletter!
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 Samsung Galaxy Note 7 review
- 2 Portable power: Venom Blackbook 13 Zero review
- 3 Alcatel Idol 4S review: King of the mid-range?
- 4 Witness a 241% Australian price hike: Dell Latitude 7370 review
- 5 Is this the best value phone on the market? Moto G4 Plus review
Latest News Articles
- Divinity: Original Sin II preview: Choose your own reactive, gloriously chaotic adventure
- South Park: The Fractured But Whole preview: With great farts come great responsibility
- Konami's Metal Gear Survive is a co-op zombie survival game
- Microsoft wants all your devices to run on Xbox One’s proprietary wireless signal
- Warning: No Man’s Sky's PC port is broken and buggy
GGG Evaluation Team
First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.
For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.
The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.
The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.
My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.
- FTMicrosoft Enterprise Project Management - Technical ConsultantACT
- FTApplications Support / Systems Administrator | DefenceACT
- CCICT Security Design & Implementation - NV1ACT
- FTBusiness Development Manager | ICT intelligent systems integrationVIC
- CCContract Analyst Programmer (IT Application/Web) 160825/AP/183Asia
- CCSales Development Executive - Flexible Working HoursNSW
- FTRelease & Configuration Manager | Defence intelligence application | NV1 clearedACT
- FTChange Management Specialist - IT Service ManagementNSW
- CCUNIX/ LINUX SERVER ENGINEERVIC
- CCData Centre Solutions Architect - Red Hat, Wintel & VMwareACT
- CCICT Contracts ManagerSA
- CCSystem Analyst - NetIQNSW
- CCInfrastructure Deployment ManagerVIC
- CCPortfolio Delivery ManagerACT
- FTBusiness Intelligence Team LeadVIC
- CCContract Systems Analyst (Cognos/JAVA/J2EE) 160831/SA/122Asia
- CCBusiness AnalystNSW
- FTSenior Test Analyst | End to End TestingNSW
- FTJava DeveloperNSW
- CCContract Analyst Programmer (JAVA/SQL) 160824/AP/531Asia
- CCContract Systems Analyst (Datacentre Maintenance) 160817/SA/993Asia
- CCContract IT Assistant (SQL/Windows7/8/10) 160901/AP/781Asia
- CCAnalyst Programmer/Snr. Analyst Programmer 20160817/vedAsia
- CCChange Communications ManagerNSW
- FTTest EngineerNSW