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P.T. Barnum's Acrobats (1982) - Magnavox Odyssey 2 Game
Circus Fun for 1 or 2 Players

Step right into the virtual Big Top with P.T. Barnum's Acrobats, a classic 1982 game for the Magnavox Odyssey 2.

Perform daring acrobatics, pop balloons, and challenge friends in this retro circus adventure.

P.T. Barnum's Acrobats

General Information

Developer - Philips

Publisher - Philips

Release - January 1, 1982

Platform - Magnavox Odyssey 2

Genre - Action

Number of players - 1P / 2P alternating

P.T. Barnum's Acrobats

Dive into the exciting world of the circus with 'P.T. Barnum's Acrobats,' a captivating game released by Philips in 1982 for the Magnavox Odyssey 2.

Whether you're playing solo or competing against a friend, this game offers a thrilling circus experience like no other.

Gameplay - Single Player:

In the single-player version, you'll find yourself under the Big Top of the Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus. Your goal is to control two acrobats' performance. One acrobat stands on a platform to the left, while the other balances on a teeter board at the center of the screen. Rows of balloons float above their heads. Use the joystick to move the teeter board from side to side and the action button to make the acrobat jump. The higher the jump, the more balloons you can pop. A complete game consists of ten jumps, and your score is displayed on the screen. Bonus points are awarded for clearing entire rows of balloons.

Gameplay - Single Player Variations:

Stationary shield under moving balloons (Press 3)

Random shield with moving balloons (Press 6)

Stationary balloons (Press 9)

Stationary balloons with stationary shield (Press C)

Stationary balloons with random shield (Press F)

Two-Player Games and Variations:

In two-player mode, players take turns after each jump. You can choose from various game variations, each adding its own twist to the challenge. Test your acrobatic skills and compete against your friend in a circus-themed showdown.

Two-Player Game Variations:

Moving balloons with no shield (Press 1)

Moving balloons with a stationary shield (Press 4)

Moving balloons with a random shield (Press 7)

Stationary balloons with no shield (Press A)

Stationary balloons with a stationary shield (Press D)

Stationary balloons with a random shield (Press G)

Enjoy the excitement of the circus in the comfort of your own home with 'P.T. Barnum's Acrobats.' Press SPACE to check the high score, and keep the circus fun going by pressing any key except SPACE or RESET to play again. To explore different game variations, press RESET and then the corresponding key. Experience the nostalgia of this classic Magnavox Odyssey 2 game today!

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