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Cirque De Zale

by Kinoko

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File size: 3.1 MB
Downloaded: 27,798 times
Graphics: 320x200, 16-bit color
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Release Date:
13 Apr 2004
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Medium Length Game
Short Game Can be completed within 30 minutes
Medium Length Game Takes at least 30 mins to finish
Full Length Game As long as a Sierra / LucasArts classic
Non-Adventure Game Using Adventure Game Studio for something else?!
Joke Game You know when it fits this category ;)
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Training Game Games made just to try out AGS
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Content Advisory:
Bad LanguageMild
SexSuggestive dialog
ViolenceOccasional, mild


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About this game

Well, isn't that just TYPICAL! You get one cheesy magician mad and the next thing you know, you've been transported to another dimension. All Alexander Zale wants now is to start his own circus, exploit a few innocent people and avoid being some sort of fate-driven hero. Yeah, damn that fate and its crazy ideas! We'll show it, won't we?

AGS Awards Nominations

Nominated, Best Story 2004

Nominated, Best Dialogue Writing 2004

Nominated, Best Player Character 2004

Nominated, Best Gameplay 2004

Nominated, Best Puzzles 2004

Nominated, Best Animation 2004

29 people commented on this game (newest first):

Genuinely funny and well written Monkey Island tribute. Unfortunately, the only piece of adventure we got from designer of this game.
2021-05-03 17:25:34 by wojnarabc
very fun game! All based on a Lucas interface. Conversations so well made, feels like original Lucas while graphics are no match for 1989 Lucas. Which for me is not important. Puzzles are very reasonable and fun to solve. The story is very fine and in fact could allow a longer game. Recommended!

2017-07-28 15:58:51 by grendel
I remember this game being all the rage,..back in 2004. And there's a reason for all the hype, this game is good!

One of my favourite aspects about the game is the main protagonist, he doesn't want to be a hero, he shirks away from what most adventurers go for, but what does fate have in store for him?
2017-04-06 21:37:37 by Andy
Really good game ! Love the humor and Alexander. His behavior is really fun also situations.
Scenario is well thought and puzzles are really good too ^^
Graphics are really good sometimes, and less beautiful other times. Blue color to represent inside the bar isn't really good for instance.
Improve some details and it would have been a really good game
Gratz anyway
2016-02-14 12:15:20 by Gagodoit
This was a really fun game that I think pretty much anyone would enjoy playing.
2016-02-12 18:50:03 by Michael2968
This game was awesome, loved everything about it!
2013-10-10 00:14:12 by MrCheminee
One of the most humorous freeware I have ever playes. Wonderfully cynical hero!
2013-09-07 07:06:54 by Kuffen Bach
Hello, my name is Joel, from the french AGS forum.
I want to translate your game in french.
If you agree, send me an email to this address:


and I contact you. Thank you. :)
2009-02-09 19:28:01 by foxyfox (foxyfox666)
Excellent game, one of the best dialogues I've seen!

The link given above is broken, but the game can still be downloaded from the following home page obviously
associated with the author:

2009-01-12 11:22:04 by Fritzi
Great Game! Play it!

This has to be one of the funniest adventure games I have played. And I have played quite a few very funny games. It has very good graphics, great puzzles and an unusual story. The characters are very interesting and unusual. The player character is very unusual. In fact he is almost unlikable. Almost. In my opinion the author of the game did a great job of pushing the player character's arrogant attitude to the limit without taking it over it. He isn't a likable character but you don't hate him either. At least I didn't. He is very funny. Of course, the fact that this game is pure farce helps. The only fault I could find with this game is, as has been mentioned, some of the exits are hard to find.

2007-01-27 05:34:13 by CapCase
I hope this isn't a double post. If so, then I am sorry.

I loved this game. The jokes, and ironic humor was well done. I even enjoyed a good laugh at the credits. You have great talent. I just wish it lasted longer.

If you haven't played this game yet, then do yourself a favor, and download it A.S.A.P.

2005-04-26 21:45:40 by Tristan_75
Thank you so much for this game. I loved the jokes, and irony humor you used. I even liked the credits. Just wished it lasted longer.

If you haven't played this game yet, then do yourself a favor. Download it A.S.A.P.
2005-04-26 21:40:31 by Tristan_75s
GREAT Game !!
a superb idea of antihero, nonstop humor and a very witty plot.

I recommend anyone who wanna wander to another world tonight to download it and play it with a nice cup of hot chocco :]
2005-04-24 08:51:26 by Svartberg
One of the most humourous adventures ever! A perfectly whole-balanced game, with a lot of unexpected situations, and, moreover, a fabulous Monkey Island feeling!
2005-04-20 02:45:25 by Abisso
Wow, what an outstandingly original plot!

Really loved your game, Kinoko, though I am still waiting to see the circus' first show...

You're surely not interested in me commenting on that one bad point there is, as there might have been 23362 people yet who have pointed it out, but...it's really hard to find the exits sometimes...

But nevermind, this was REALLY, really a great playing experience.

2005-01-05 15:55:36 by egalotron
Fantastic game!! Waiting for the sequel!
2004-11-04 13:33:53 by Marq
Finally got around to finishing this game, and it's hilarious and excellent and imaginative. And don't skip the end credits!
2004-09-08 04:58:10 by SSH
Great graphics and the Alexander was one of the best main characters I've ever seen in an adventuregame. The game's only drawback was the too easy puzzles which consisted mostly of finding object A and giving it to person B, thus getting object C and so forth.
2004-09-03 12:21:44 by fov
wow, awesome game. there's just one small thing that I didn't like: the room areas that took you to another room were pretty small and their name wasn't displayed, so sometimes I had to look for them by clicking every inch of the screen.
but that game is really cool, nice jokes, great graphics, congratulations!
2004-07-14 05:51:58 by tweety
Hehe, very cool game. Keep it up!
2004-07-03 03:22:07 by Zor
Awesome game! I haven't laughed so much at a game's diaglogue in years. The graphics are very similar to LucasArts style and very well done. I loved all the digs that were taken at various things.
2004-07-02 19:11:50 by Quinny
Play it, You won't be dissapionted.
2004-05-29 20:34:57 by Mr Frisby
A real must to play! Absolutely brill game
2004-05-20 10:34:11 by Jane
This game is how I found AGS, actually! I downloaded it from HotU because I thought it sounded really cool and I was not disappointed! A very funny and fun game! Though I do wish it were longer!
2004-05-15 16:18:13 by Angulique
I liked it very much. Another quality AGS game. I do feel it needed more plish, especially with the graphics. Still a great game, and I reccomend it.
2004-05-14 18:33:44 by auhsor
Great experience, amazing gameplay, interesting characters. A must play.
2004-05-08 12:36:10 by lissette311
One of my all-time-ags-favourites, great in atmosphere, great humour and a storyline told in a very professional way. And it was ALL done by Rebecca, she must be a genius! :)
2004-04-22 14:45:38 by Totoro
Absolutely brilliant game.........everytime I thought I had finished it, I was just whizzed to another place!
2004-04-15 11:44:23 by Jane
Th exits are a bit hard to fine at times and several interactions are missing, but the well-written dialogue and enjoyable environment more than make up for this game's minor shortcomings.
2004-04-14 04:49:31 by big bro
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