Ballyhoo Jeff O'Neill / Infocom 1986

A different type of Infocom mystery, Ballyhoo, takes place entirely at a circus. Complete with tight-rope walking, wild animals, clowns, magicians, and other circus-like elements, Ballyhoo is very flavorful, and the usual Infocom descriptiveness shows up well in this game, which really brings a circus to life. The most unfortunate part of the game is the plot, which is quite confusing and hard to follow, and ends with a silly and unnecessary plot twist that is more of a letdown than an exciting ending, though, I suppose, fitting for the type of mystery story this game tells. All in all, an interesting game, but certainly not one of Infocom's more intense or defined.
Game extra contents
Full Demo 497kb (@ XTC Abandonware)
Full Demo 110kb (uploaded by MyAbandonware)
Included in: Infocom Universe Bootleg Full Demo (provided by Gr.Viper & uploaded by Molitor) 389MB
included in The Comedy Collection - ISO Demo + Scans 4.7+80.7MB (uploaded by Internet Archive Software Collection)
Floppy Image ISO Demo + Feelies Scans 703kb + 80.7MB (uploaded by Internet Archive Software Collection)

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