It’s hard to say no to the offer of a game to play and a box of sweeties, so the girls were very happy to be offered the Chewits Crazy Carnival Facebook app to epxlore recently, in return for a day out and a box of Chewits. There has been much gaming and much chewing over the last few days; I’d forgotten just how moreish a tube of Chewits is. We’ve been experimenting with their Chewie Gum too and learning (in my case entirely unsuccessfully) to blow properly trashy gum bubbles too. 😉 And as for the Extreme sour ones…. *shiver* The girls loved them and it took me right back down memory lane to when I used to stop at the newsagent below school and pick up some calories before heading into class. Those were the days; you can’t take that type of sweet in for break time any more!
The Chewits Crazy Cool Carnival is a funny, entertaining game. It’ starts by asking if you would like to connect to Facebook so I guess it’s aimed at 13+ age category, if you log in through Facebook it brings up a list of your friends and you choose two of them (I chose Maddy and my Daddy). It then brings up some of your photos, you chose one of these and adjust it to fit in the heads that you’re given, you then do the same but to the two friends that you have picked.
It then shows you a little video based in a funfair, the Chewits dinosaur/monster is chasing your three characters trying to steal your Chewits. It brings up things from your Facebook profile, for example it showed me my most recent status update and some of my friends on posters and signs. Overall I though that it was quite funny, it made me giggle and I thought that it was very cleverly done. I think that it would make many teenagers laugh and they should watch it.
The fact you can connect it to Facebook makes logging in easy and when you start I like the spaceship with your latest status on it, I didn’t see this was what it was until my sister Fran pointed it out on her go. Putting your friends faces on the characters is a fun part but when i putting my dads face in it he got the only girl which was rather funny but I don’t he would have found it as so.
The video was rather cute and I especially liked that your details are used, like the fun house is named after your school and the ‘Head clown’ is one of your friends, the carts on the ghost train is your birthday and the poster on the outside of the hall of mirrors says the one of your friend’s birthday is coming up soon.
A couple of the jokes were a bit dodgy though, such as “Don’t worry Chewy! their only ‘chewrantulas’!” and “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the ‘chewiest’ of them all!”.
I think that Chewy is a very cute character/monster/… thing… And so are the characters you put you face into (manly thinking of the one with the bear cap) and the storyline is cute too, the carnival chase just for a packet of chewits, you can tell he likes them quite a lot!!
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Maddy also had the most fun with the games that were on the site; I get frustrated with that type of game on the computer as our internet is slooooow and this was fairly connection hungry but she persevered and had fun working out the clues So all in all it had a thumbs up for the Facebook element and the little adventure. Both big girls were amused by the app but, while getting that it was 13+ due to Facebook age restrictions, thought it would probably appeal more to a slightly younger audience or kids playing on their parents’ accounts.
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Disclosure: we received Chewits and a day out opportunity for this review. As you can see, we chewed over our opinions carefully and these are our honest thoughts.