Spangleland! Sawdust and glitter, buffoons and cotton candy! It's a place
where your wildest dreams can come true! At least, that's what you think... until
you get behind the scenes at the big top. Then you learn how easily sweet dreams
can turn into nightmares.
Beyond the spangles lies a seedy world of deception and crime. Exploring the
tattered corners of the circus lot, you overhear a conversation about the owner's
daughter. It seems she's been kidnapped, and the hired gumshoe couldn't find the
nose on his face. Good samaritan that you are, you start poking around on your own.
But watch your step. As the night progresses, you realise you're in as much danger
as the little girl. For the kidnapper is lurking right there on the lot, trying to
set you up for a permanent slot in the freak show.
Ladies and gentlemen! Children of all ages! Now appearing in every Ballyhoo package:
your Ballyhoo disc;
a program for The Travelling Circus That Time Forgot, Inc.
a Dr. Nostrum's Herbified Extract trade card;
a colourful balloon; and
your ticket to the circus!
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Circus (1st December 1983) (Acorn Electron) A text adventure. Your car has run out of petrol on a lonely road. You set off to find a petrol station, only to discover a lively circus a few miles away. But it holds a terrifying secret.