Shack's Arcade Corner - CarnEvil

Re-enter the carnival of the damned, as ringmaster Greg Burke welcomes Shack's Arcade Corner to CarnEvil.


The evil carnival is an idea that's largely unexplored in games. And given the grand potential that freak shows, circuses, and haunted carnivals carries for a promise, that's somewhat surprising. But there was one arcade game in the late 90s that took this concept and absolutely ran with it.

That game is CarnEvil, a violent on-rails shooter from Midway Games, publisher of such violent hits as Mortal Kombat. Join Greg Burke as he talks about what set this 1998 arcade cabinet apart from its contemporaries, while also discussing the many horrific images sprinkled throughout. Zombies, clown, spiders, bats, and massive bosses that provide gallons of nightmare fuel fill up CarnEvil, a game that shockingly has not been ported since its original release.

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From The Chatty
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    June 3, 2015 3:30 PM

    Shack Staff posted a new article, Shack's Arcade Corner - CarnEvil

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      June 4, 2015 5:29 PM

      Greg, I have to say this is one of your best Arcade Corners yet. I loved it!

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        June 4, 2015 5:30 PM

        Ahh thanks Greg that means a lot.

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          June 4, 2015 5:31 PM

          You're welcome Greg! I love shacknews! it's the best site eva!

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      June 5, 2015 10:56 AM

      We have this place in the town I live in called Nickle World. And they had this game. I dropped 5ish or so dollars in nickles into this and beat it. Was awesome.

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