Ballyhoo

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Ballyhoo
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Author(s) Jeff O'Neill
Publisher(s) Infocom, Activision
Release date(s) 1985
Authoring system ZIL
Platform(s) Z-code 3
Language(s) English
License(s) Commercial
Multimedia
Color effects none
Graphics none
Sound/Music none
Ratings
Cruelty scale Tough

How It Begins

The game begins immediately after the protagonist has finished an evening at the circus. Disillusioned by the bad seats, lackluster show, long lines and expensive prices, the protagonist finds themselves alone and free to wander the circus grounds as the employees go about their post-performance routine.

Notable Features

Ballyhoo was the first mystory that did not take place in a clock work world, but instead moves forward do to the players progress.

Infocom Versions

Release 97 (Infocom)

Release 99 (Infocom)

  • Ballyhoo (Jeff O'Neill; publisher: Infocom; 1986; Z-code 3).
    • Release 99 / Serial number 861014
    • Unreleased final internal version
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