Circus Charlie (サーカスチャーリー Sākasu Chārī?) is a platformer game developed and published by Konami in 1984.


In Circus Charlie players control Charlie the Clown, with each of the game's six stages being based on a different circus event and featuring slight different gameplay. Two different revisions of the game exist, one with linear stage progression and another with a stage select.


  • Stage 1: Charlie rides on a lion, and must advance while jumping through flaming hoops and pots. Here, Charlie can advance at his own pace.
  • Stage 2: Charlie walks on a tightrope and has to advance while jumping over monkeys which walk in the opposite direction.
  • Stage 3: Charlie bounces on trampolines. This stage features no walking, as the player must time Charlie's bounces to reach the next trampoline, all while avoiding the fire breathers and sword jugglers.
  • Stage 4: Charlie walks over rolling balls. Charlie has to jump from one ball to another while moving.
  • Stage 5: Charlie rides a pony. The pony moves forwards by himself, and Charlie has to jump over springboards, timing his movement along with the pony.
  • Stage 6: Charlie jumps on trapezes. This stage is all about timing jumps to reach the next trapeze.


The game received ports for the MSX, Commodore 64, Famicom and SG-1000, and was later included in the Konami 80's Arcade Gallery compilation for the PlayStation and the Konami Classics Series: Arcade Hits compilation for the Nintendo DS.


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