Catalogue of Arcade Emulation Software - the Absolute Reference

Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!



Large CAESAR Logo

Circus / Acrobat TV

0.30 [Mike Coates]

Samples required


- The original ROM images for Circus (c) 1977 Exidy have been made available for free, non-commercial use. Authorization from H.R. Kaufmann, president of Xidy.


- During the game and demo, there seem to be invisible walls lineed up with the edges of the platforms where the guy hops off of. I played a real Circus game, and this is not correct behavior. the guy can and does land on the platforms if his trajectory should take him there, and te guy bounces off the screen edge instead of those invisible lines. circus0109u2gre Zaphod

Possible Bugs:

- When you first time run a game your jumper float to the upper edge of screen. After a while he fall down. This doesn't happen when you reset a game or when you run attract mode for a while (but if you let attract mode run this happen in that mode) (see screenshot). circus095u6gre qapo


- 0.113u1: Fixed rom names.

- 17th February 2007: Aaron Giles - I've got some exciting news. In addition to allowing the free distribution of Teeter Torture from this site, H. R. Kauffman, the president of Xidy, Inc. (formerly Exidy), has agreed to allow us to distribute many of the older released Exidy games here as well! So, over the next few weeks, we will be featuring many games from the Exidy lineup here on the site. The first of these is the classic game Circus, released in 1977. Look for more games to appear shortly. Ultimately, it would be awesome if some of the bigger companies would recognize the historical significance of some of their older titles and allow them to be enjoyed by a wider audience in this manner.

- 0.111u2: David Haywood added clone Circus (Sub-Electro bootleg).

- 0.94u2: Changed DAC to Discrete sound.

- 0.69: Added new accurate samples.

- 0.66: Added samples (pop, miss and bounce.wav).

- 1st March 2003: Keith Wilkins and Derrick Renaud submitted a large update to the discrete sound system, adding discrete sound to Canyon Bomber, Polaris, Sprint, Sprint 2, Ultra Tank and samples to Circus, Clowns and Sea Wolf.

- 21st January 2003: Derrick Renaud adding sample sounds (that are not yet recorded) to the Circus, Clowns and Seawolf.

- 0.61: Added Artwork Overlay and changed palettesize from 33022 to 2 colors.

- 0.37b3: Changed palettesize from 254 to 33022 colors.

- 0.36b4: Changed VSync to 57Hz.

- 0.35b6: Changed palettesize from 6 to 254 colors.

- 10th March 1999: Mike Balfour has changed Circus and Super Breakout to use the artwork functions instead of their own custom ones.

- 0.31: Zsolt Vasvari did proper overlay emulation in Circus.

- 0.30: Mike Coates added Circus (Exidy 1977).


- Move empty side of spring board under man for continued play pop all blue balloons for bonus jump.

Recommended Games (1):


Wall Street

Plump Pop

Angel Kids

Recommended Games (2):




Circus Charlie

Romset: 7 kb / 13 files / 5.81 zip