Circus (video game)

Circus is a classic arcade game that was developed in 1977 by Exidy. The gameplay is similar to that of the classic game Breakout. In 1980, there appeared under the name of Circus Atari on Atari 2600 console.


At the top of the screen there are three rows of balloons ( in ported box instead ). These appear blue, green and yellow colors. Because this is a black and white game in the original version, this is generated by a colored overlay film. The aim of the game is to bring these balloons to burst.

The player controls a paddle a paddle on the bottom of the screen and must be one of two clowns up to carry the balloons.


  • Clowns ( 1978) Atari arcade game
  • Atari 2600 as Circus Atari (1980 )
  • Vtech Laser VZ
  • VC 20 as clowns
  • Tandy TRS -80 Color Computer as clowns and balloons, 1982
  • Commodore 64
  • Commodore Max

More Computer Games

  • Big Top (1983, 1989)
  • Circus Charlie ( 1984)
  • Circus Games (1988 )
  • Circus Attractions (1989 )
  • Circus Caper (1990 )