Copyright/Publisher: Golden Goblins/Rainbow Arts, Music By: Chris Hülsbeck,
Release Year: 1989, Genre: Multi Events, Number Of Players: 1 to 4
Roll up, roll up and join the Morelli circus. One or two players can experience
the thrills and spills of life under the big top, either playing all five events.
So stick your red nose on and get entertaining.
Bounce, boing, spring on the trampoline, performing somersaults, collecting bonus
objects and keeping audience interest as high as you can jump.
Go even higher for the second event: tightrope walking. Balance on the high wire
and perform handstands and somersaults, but it's a long way down and there's no
back on the ground, you can juggle your balls (up to six!). Extra items may
also be taken from your beautiful assistant, including a club and a balancing
ball which you kick up in the air and catch with your foot.
The next event is dangerous, but not for you - it's your lovely assistant who's
in peril as you throw knives at her, while she spins round on a rotating wheel.
But watch out - the girl passing you the knives sometimes hands you a stick of
The final event involves three clowns, two seesaws and a ghost! Clowns catapult
their collegues through the air by landing on the other end of the seesaw. While
in flight, a clown can collect bonus objects while avoiding the lethal ghost. If a
clown misses the seesaws altogether or lands in the arms of his colleague, it's
If you choose to play all five events (the main performance) you get three
extra chances which can be used to repeat a trick which went wrong. Your final
score is an average of the five event scores.
Cor, can't you just smell that sawdust and elephant dung?! The great theme tune
and effects really help the atmosphere in this fun and funny game. The colorful
graphics are also very attractive, ranging from the comical jumping clowns to the
Gameplay matches the presentation with five wonderfully wacky events. I like
the knife throwing the best - you can even throw knives at the people standing
by the wheel!
What really makes this better than yer average circus sim though is the great
two-player mode. Both players perform simultaneously, collaborating in all the
events. Definitely the best circus simulation I've seen, Circus Attractions
is hilarious big-top fun.
All the fun of the circus, eh? Well, I'd rather have a crate of Newcastle
Brown, but this is still a reet big-top treat. I say this even though I've never
reely liked the circus - all those poofy clowns, wearing make-up and fright
wigs are git crap.
But making them bounce around the screen and sometimes letting them have a haaard
landing is reely hellish. With its five fun events and fab two-player mode,
Circus Attractions is certainly great improvement over previous big-top efforts.