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Channel 8 Software info, Digital Fantasia info, Molimerx info 1982

Brian Howarth info, Wherner Barnes
SAGA info
Atari 400/800, BBC/Electron info, C16/Plus4, C64/128 info, Dragon 32/64 info, Oric/Atmos, PC info, Spectrum, TRS-80 info
Mysterious Adventures [1: Golden Baton, The, 2: Time Machine, The, 3: Arrow of Death Part 1, 4: Arrow of Death Part 2, 5: Escape From Pulsar 7, 6: Circus, 7: Feasibility Experiment, 8: Wizard of Akyrz, The, 9: Perseus & Andromeda, 10: Ten Little Indians, 11: Waxworks, 12: Midwinter, 13: After the Fire, 14: Beyond the Infinite, 15: Ghost of Mars, The]
Entered by:
Alastair, dave, Gunness, Strident, WhenIWasCruel



While driving your car, you run out of gas. You search the area and come across an old circus, mysteriously deserted.... or is it?


The original TRS-80 version, and slightly later IBM PC port, was published by Molimerx.

To obtain graphics on a Dragon requires the computer to be in Dragon 64 mode, otherwise the game is text only.

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Average User Rating: 5.6 (7 ratings)

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User Comments

darius (16-07-2010 14:15)

Circus is a surprisingly spooky game. Your car is out of gas and grinds to a halt near a deserted circus. While exploring the circus looking for some gazoline a shy clown asks you for a final favour. The game is very old-school; primitive parser, simple and slooow graphics and very sparse prose. Yet I think it should be played since it is one of the best Channel 8/Brian Howarth games in the Mysterious Adventures series. If you only play one of these Circus is a good choice. (Note: at one point a timer in the game makes it difficult to play the game in an accelerated emulator. It's when the clown appears; you won't see him if the emulator is set too fast.)

Gunness (23-07-2010 07:39)

Interesting. I find that Circus is one of the least effective games in the series. But it does have its spooky moments :-)

Exemptus (14-05-2020 13:00)

I think it is OK. Many people like this game because it has better atmosphere and puzzles than others in the series, but that can be a matter of opinion.