When I first loaded the program, I spent at least five minutes just
watching the sample game, admiring the graphics and sound.
The game consists of catching a clown who jumps from the side of the
big top on to a trampoline and then bouncing him up and down to burst the
balloons at the top. Make sure you catch him on the way down! A monkey
watches the proceedings impassively from a high wire.
Playing required a lot of perseverance to get used to the speed of
movement of the joystick. In fact I was beginning to get bored before I
got good enough to burst the first set of balloons but clear them I did to
be rewarded by more fancy graphics and nearly a nasty surprise! I wonder
what happens when you clear the second set?
My young children (5 and 7) have mixed feelings about this game. They
like to watch others play but find the joystick usage too difficult.
In conclusion - not a game I could get addicted to but the absolutely
superb graphics make it well worth buying to impress family and friends
with the Atari capabilities.