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Circus Games

Circus Games Amstrad CPC Title screen

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Critic Score User Score
Commodore 64
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4.5
Amstrad CPC
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4.5
Electron
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Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Amiga 2 4.5
Amstrad CPC 2 4.5
Atari ST 2 4.5
BBC Micro 2 4.5
Commodore 64 2 4.5
Electron 2 4.5
ZX Spectrum 2 4.5
Combined User Score 14 4.5


Critic Reviews

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75
AmigaASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Mit CIRCUS GAMES hat TYNESOFT ein interessantes und unterhaltsames Programm produziert, das nahtlos an die früheren Sportspiele Summer Olympiad und Winter Olympiad anschließt. Denn auch bei CIRCUS GAMES haben wir es wieder mit einem Sportprogramm zu tun, bei dem oben die Kulisse entsprechend umgearbeitet wurde. Und so erinnern nicht nur die Steuerung und der allgemeine Programmablauf, sondern vor allem natürlich auch die Grafiken stark an die beiden Vorgänger. Dies soll nun aber keinesfalls ein Vorwurf sein, nur: Irgendwie hat man nach dem ersten Einladen schon ein wenig den Eindruck, CIRCUS GAMES schon einmal gesehen zu haben. Dennoch: Das Programm ist gelungen, Fehler konnte ich nicht entdecken, und insgesamt macht es Spaß, CIRCUS GAMES zu spielen, Also dann: Hals-und Beinbruch!
60
Atari STThe One
Tynesoft has tried to emulate some of the control modes used in the Epyx series (the track riding bears a similarity to the Snow Skating events in Winter Games) but it hasn't come off. Those with the patience to persevere will derive some enjoyment from Circus Games, but for me, there is not enough fun to be had to warrant the asking price.
59
Atari STPower Play
Ja, die Grafik ist wirklich hübsch. Ja, mehrere Spieler können zu einem Wettkampf antreten. Ja, die Zirkusidee ist nett. Nein, ich verspüre nicht das Verlangen, dieses Programm wieder zu spielen. Circus Games fehlt einfach der rechte Pep. Bei jeder Disziplin lernt man brav die Steuerung auswendig, gibt dann sein Bestes bei den Geschicklichkeitstests im Zirkuskleid und stellt fest, daß sie auf Dauer nicht so recht fesseln.
54
Atari STACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
All four acts are beautifully portrayed, with pleasant static graphics, smooth scrolling and reasonable animation. Its downfall comes in lasting interest: once all four events, and a paltry four at that, have been mastered to any degree, the urge to return is quashed. And the over-inflated price tag is a major hurdle, too.
48
Amstrad CPCACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
However, limitations of the gameplay in general are compounded by the obligatory cassette multiload, and its appeal is even more short lived than that of its relatives.
43
AmigaThe Games Machine (UK)
The difficulty level for each event is constant across the versions: tightrope walking is quite easy, tiger training too difficult, but more importantly, none of the acts hold attention for long. Circus Games is simply too expensive for what little entertainment it offers.
41
Commodore 64Zzap!
An unusual and highly original idea let down by its very disappointing execution.
40
Commodore 64The Games Machine (UK)
The difficulty level for each event is constant across the versions: tightrope walking is quite easy, tiger training too difficult, but more importantly, none of the acts hold attention for long. Circus Games is simply too expensive for what little entertainment it offers.
39
AmigaZzap!
If you’ve stepped up to take a look at this, the best thing you could possibly do is step right down again. If you were expecting something up to the standard of Tynesoft’s Summer and Winter Olympiad cut your losses ‘cos this isn’t it. Apart from the trapeze, which is quite fun, the events are boring, difficult to control and as playable as a broken ukulele. If you really want a fun night out at the circus, save your money when the real thing comes to town.
36
ZX SpectrumThe Games Machine (UK)
The difficulty level for each event is constant across the versions: tightrope walking is quite easy, tiger training too difficult, but more importantly, none of the acts hold attention for long. Circus Games is simply too expensive for what little entertainment it offers.