Hanna-Barbera Cartoon Carnival
For better or worse, Hanna-Barbera is getting a multimedia workout. Hanna-Barbera Cartoon Carnival (Philips Media – ages 6 & up) assumes you have spent a good deal of time watching The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Huckleberry Hound, and Scooby Doo. There are six games with ten levels of play, each associated with a cartoon character. The games are neither educational nor very entertaining. If you play them successfully (just keep plugging away, there’s no way to lose), the rewards are a real let down. Solve a puzzle and you get a letter; solve them all and you get the words “Cartoon Carnival” plus a pageant of the cartoon stars. Parents, nostalgic for their childhood TV favorites, will be amused by the trivia game, but most kids will be at a loss.
– July 1995