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Circus Charlie (サーカスチャーリー)

Released in 1984

Developer: Konami
Manufacturer: Konami
Distributor: Konami

**** (2 total votes)

Circus Charlie marquee
game marquee

Game Summary

Six stage track and field at the circus!

Hardware Info

Controls: 1 Joystick / Button(s)
Vertical-mounted Raster monitor
224 x 256 Resolution
Colors: 32 Color

Additional Hardware Info (from Mame)

M6809 cpu @ 2 Mhz
Z80 cpu @ 3 Mhz
SN76496 audio @ 1 Mhz
SN76496 audio @ 1 Mhz
DAC audio

Hardware Platform

Konami 6809 Based

Mame ROMs

circusc, Circus Charlie
circusc2, Circus Charlie (no level select)
circuscc, Circus Charlie (Centuri)
circusce, Circus Charlie (Centuri, earlier)

Game Details

Circus Charlie is a clown that has 6 events to complete. You can complete each event 5 times before the game finishes.

The first event has Circus Charlie riding on the back of a lion, jumping through flaming hoops and over flaming urns. Some of the hoops have money bags to collect. If you collect all the money bags you get a bonus at the end of the level. You get bonus points for jumping over the urns without having to jump through a hoop at the same time. You can get an extra life by jumping backwards through the first hoop after having jumped through it normally.

The second event has Circus Charlie jumping over monkeys on a tightrope. If you jump over a purple monkey as it jumps over a brown monkey you get bonus points.

The third event is jumping from left to right on trampolines. You need to avoid the knives and pins that are being juggled. Again, there are money bags to collect. Collect them all for a bonus at the end of the level.

The fourth event is rolling and jumping onto giant balls. If you jump completely over a ball onto another one you get bonus points.

The fifth event has Circus Charlie riding on the back of a horse. He needs to jump on trampolines as he goes along. You get more points the more times you jump on each trampoline. You can control the speed of the horse as slow, normal or fast.

The sicth and final event is jumping from trapeze to trapeze. There is the occasional trampoline to catch your fall if you miss.

Submitted by James Dawson, who claims this is his favorite game of all time.

Circus Charlie control panel
control panel

Circus Charlie cabinet photo
cabinet photo
Circus Charlie title screen
title screen
Circus Charlie gameplay screen shot
gameplay screen
Circus Charlie promotional flyer
promotional flyer Member Ratings / Comments

***  by Karate_Champ. Comment: "There's a Laundromat on Route One in Bel Air, MD that still has this game up front asking to be played. " 2005-02-13 19:38:09Z

***** by silvixina. Comment: "this game is awesome nd i would like to download circus charlie from any page, but i don´t know anyone....can someone tell me where??" 2005-03-12 10:00:19Z

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This game page was created 8/3/1998 12:00:00 AM and last updated 12/13/2021 6:38:28 AM