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Theme: Circus

Group Description

Games inspired by classical or modern-day circuses, with may include but not limited to: clowns, trained animals, acrobats, and a lot of really big tents! Games under this group should have the setting of a circus as a large part of the story line or gameplay consists of the player performing in a circus or in a circus-controlled environment.

Historically, circuses were thought to have first originated in Ancient Rome, identified with stadiums and arenas consisting of chariot races and gladiator fights. The modern-day circus was established in Europe around the 18th century.

Limitations
  • Games that identify a circus but do not have a direct correlation with a circus in the gameplay or storyline should not be added in this game group.

  • A Roman era game that has a Circus Maximus (even though it may have chariot races to play) should not be added in this game group if the circus is not the primary gameplay or story of the game.

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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Men on the Flying Trapeze2010Macintosh, WindowsKloonigames Ltd...
Flying Brothers2010iPad, iPhoneYomen, Inc....
The Flying Trapeezees2008WindowsShockwave...
CarneyVale Showtime2008Windows, Xbox 360Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab...
Circus Games2008WiiUbisoft, Inc....
Petz: Wild Animals - Tigerz2008Nintendo DSUbisoft, Inc....
The Amazing Flying Brothers2007WindowsKloonigames3.00
Circus Empire2006WindowsEnlight Interactive Inc.3.62
Shape Shifter2004Browser, Macintosh, WindowsGameHouse, Inc.3.25
Cirque de Zale2004Windows3.70
Shrine: Circus Tycoon2004WindowsActivision Value Publishing, Inc....
KISS: Psycho Circus - The Nightmare Child (Collector's Edition)2000Dreamcast, WindowsGathering of Developers, Inc.0.00
KISS: Psycho Circus - The Nightmare Child2000Dreamcast, WindowsGathering of Developers, Inc.2.95
Putt-Putt Joins the Circus2000Linux, Macintosh, WindowsHumongous Entertainment, Inc.3.91
Starshot: Space Circus Fever1999Nintendo 64, WindowsInfogrames Europe SA...
Nightmare Circus1995GenesisTec Toy Indústria de Brinquedos S.A.1.93
Circus!1994Macintosh, Windows 3.xHachette Multimedia0.33
The Great Circus Mystery starring Mickey & Minnie1994Game Boy Advance, Genesis, SNESCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.36
Luigi en Circusland1994DOSTopo Soft1.38
Aero the Acro-Bat1993Game Boy Advance, Genesis, SNES, WiiGaijinworks3.41
Sandy's Circus Adventure1991CD-iPhilips Interactive Media Benelux B.V....
Circus Caper1990NESToho Co.,Ltd.2.48
Circus Attractions1989Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSRainbow Arts Software GmbH2.81
Fiendish Freddy's Big Top O' Fun1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX SpectrumMindscape, Inc.3.79
Circus Games1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Electron, ZX SpectrumTynesoft Computer Software4.50
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Selected Covers

Nightmare Circus Genesis Front Cover
Front cover for Nightmare Circus
Flying Brothers iPhone Front Cover
Front cover for Flying Brothers

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Nightmare Circus
Title screen
Screenshot from Luigi en Circusland
Loading screen
Screenshot from Shape Shifter
License screen
Screenshot from Aero the Acro-Bat