Circus Atari (Atari 2600)

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Pop the balloons and score points. A wall of red, blue and white balloons will appear at the top of the screen. You must pop balloons by catching a clown on the teeter-totter and bouncing him up to the balloons. Use the controller to move the teeter-totter across the screen to catch the clowns. Each time a clown pops a balloon, the balloon will disappear and you score points. Each player receives five clowns or turns. If you fail to catch a clown on the teeter-totter he will crash and disappear from the playfield. Press the controller button and another clown will bounce off the trampoline from the right or left corner of the playfield. After five clowns have crashed the game is over. The clowns may land on any point on the teeter-totter except where the other clown is sitting, which causes them to crash.


Circus Atari Atari 2600 The game demo mode
Circus Atari Atari 2600 A game in progress
Circus Atari Atari 2600 The game in black and white mode
Circus Atari Atari 2600 Whoops!

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Alternate Titles

  • "Circus" -- Zellers title

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User Reviews

Boing Boing. Bounce your clown and pop balloons. gametrader (233) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars

Critic Reviews

Woodgrain Wonderland Nov 04, 2016 A 100
Atari HQ 2002 9 out of 10 90
The Atari Times Apr 05, 2005 75 out of 100 75
The Video Game Critic Apr 21, 2011 B- 67
Game Freaks 365 Jul 03, 2009 6.6 out of 10 66


Topic # Posts Last Post
Arcade port? 10 Terok Nor (26757)
Jan 24, 2014


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Quapil (4825) added Circus Atari (Atari 2600) on Jul 17, 2003
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