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Ballyhoo

Infocom info 1985

Language:
English
Authors:
Jeff O'Neill
Systems:
ZIL info
Platforms:
C64/128 info, Amstrad CPC info, Atari 400/800, Apple II, Amiga, PC, TRS-80 info, Amstrad PCW, Atari ST, Einstein, Z-Machine info, CP/M
Entered by:
Gunness, Alex, dave, Eriorg, Mr Creosote, Starscream
Added:
10-05-2010
Edited:
18-08-2013

Synopsis

You went to watch a circus, and after the show you overheard a conversation about the owners daughter being kidnapped. As you are made of heroic stock, you decided to stay with the circus until you find out who did it...

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User Comments

Mr Creosote (19-05-2010 08:48)

As far as I know, Infocom's only mystery game which doesn't include a 'real time' component.

Gunness (14-10-2010 09:53)

I don't know, this just always felt pretty unengaging to me. Apart from handful of nice puzzles, the circus setting just seemed uninspired.

Quantum (10-05-2012 02:17)

I try to get excited about ballyhoo and fail every time. Not only did the circus setting seem uninspired but it just doesn't seem right: Noone murdered or kidnapped, no ever-helpful sergeant, not even much background story.