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DescriptionBallyhoo is a mystery text adventure in which you play a disillusioned circus goer who decides to help find the owner's kidnapped daughter.
Gameplay involves searching for clues in the circus arena, the tents and other back areas trying to locate the girl. The game features a "Standard" difficulty level.
The original Commodore 64 Grey Box Contents included:
- The Traveling Circus That Time Forgot Inc. Official Souvenir Program
- Circus Ticket (Sec.24 Row AA Seat 4)
- Purple Circus Balloon
- Advertising Card for Dr. Nostrum's Wondrous Curative
Part of the Following Group
|A disappointing entry in Infocom's lineup.||DOS||Skeet (6)|
|Computer Entertainer and Video Game Update||Apple II||Mar, 1986||100|
|Popular Computing Weekly||Commodore 64||Mar 06, 1986||100|
|Your Computer||Atari ST||Jul, 1986||100|
|Your Computer||Atari 8-bit||Jul, 1986||100|
|Your Computer||Commodore 64||Jul, 1986||100|
|Amiga Format||Amiga||Nov, 1992||90 out of 100||90|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Commodore 64||Jul, 1986||36 out of 40||90|
|Amstrad Action||Amstrad CPC||Jun, 1986||89 out of 100||89|
|SPAG||DOS||Mar 02, 1995||7.3 out of 10||73|
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Copy protectionCopy protection for this game takes two forms. First you need to follow the instructions on the ticket included with the game in order to get past the turnstile. Later in the game you have to tune the radio to a specific station in order to calm an angry gorilla: Don't have the flyer for the radio station? Good luck.
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