Developed by Terraglyph Interactive Studios, Carnivale: Cenzo’s Adventure was a cancelled game for the Nintendo 64 based on the animated film by the same name. The film only received a small limited release within Europe and was centered around a group of children who were transported through a portal to another dimension, where they found a magical amusement park. They must figure out a way to escape the amusement park before they are turned into rides and trapped forever.

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The game itself was first shown off at E3 1999, and was noted for being pretty incomplete. It mainly consisted of grinding silver (and the rarer gold) coins to play various carnival games such as duck shooting, high striker, and racing. Due to financial issues within Terraglyph, they were eventually forced to pull the plug on the project, leaving it unfinished. Despite the cartridge listing the year 1997, looking within the game’s data with a hex editor reveals that the build is from 1999. Below is a list of notes which were kindly shared by a member of the development team:

7-21-00 Build Notes

New in Build:
* Full implementation of collision with all weapons and Cenzo
* Full interaction between Cenzo and Token Takers
* Enemy AI and Placement.
* Race Weapons (Rocket and Lock On Rocket)
* Load and Save (Graphically not implemented)
* Rumble Pak
* Proper positioning between Tents, Midways, and Rides.

Remaining Carnivalé tasks:
* Tents Functionally Complete (Duck Shoot, Load & Save)
* All Race weapons and power-ups (Cherry bomb, Rockets, Porta-holes, shield, etc…)
* Car Physics (5 Vehicles) Tweak
* Race Logic (# Laps, Place, Start Logic, Etc…)
* Midway Enemies (Logic)
* Level By Level Placement And Tweaking
* Missing Interstitials (Save Kids, New Adventure, Ending, etc…)
* Demo Mode
* Fog
* Code Compression (ROM currently is in the 25MB range)
* Race Boss characters

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ROM Information

----| File Data |--------------------------------------------------
System:             Nintendo - Nintendo 64         
File:               CARNIVAL [NSYE].z64
BitSize:            512 Mbit
Size (Bytes):       67108864
CRC32:              3D9F8D32
MD5:                5EC878062E04855176526444FCACA602
SHA1:               4ECD1185615D3F5E4E7DF45F64482E3127B2FEA0
SHA256:             60F8F17EA6AAD44CAECEAB262345D326234800F0B23430B7DD76B1C10C06AAB3
----| Header Data |------------------------------------------------
Fixed Value 1:      0x8037
Compression Flag:   0x12
Fixed Value 2:      0x400000000F
EntryPoint:         0x00C40380
Fixed Value 3:      0x000014
Unknown Value:      0x4A
Boot Chip:          CIC-NUS-6102
CRC1:               0x0CA6AEDA (Ok)
CRC2:               0xBB9CFDD9 (Ok)
Reserved 1:         0x0000000000000000
Title:              CARNIVAL            
Reserved 2:         0x0000000000000000
Serial:             NSYE (USA)
Version:            0x00 (v1.0)

Board / Cartridge Images

Carnivale - Cenzo's Adventure (USA) (Prototype) - Cartridge Front

Overview Video

An overview video created by Hard4Games:

Special Thanks

Massive thanks to Baker64 for sending this in for release!


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