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NES Circus Charlie

  • Platform: NES (Nintendo Entertainment System)
  • Abbreviation: circchar
  • Display name: Circus Charlie
  • Goodtools name: Circus Charlie

[Tier: Vault]NES Circus Charlie (JPN) in 03:23.51 by TheRealThingy & Randil.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-05-25)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 4.30 MB, length: 03:33)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 5.45 MB, length: 03:33)
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Submission #5509 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1048 (03:24.05)
Rating: 5.4 (5 votes)
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- Uses easiest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Circus Charlie is a simple game that most people probably know from pirate multigame carts. The first stages are easy for anyone even on real NES, but stage 3 is already quite challenging.

This movie plays "1 player game A" (easy). Ironically, this is MORE challenging for tool-assisted gameplay.

Stage times: 3440, 3560, 3750, 3880, 4280.

Yet another "perfect" movie beaten. This time by 12 frames.

The currently fastest "game B" (hard) TAS can be found here.

Total movies: 5


[Tier: Vault]NES Circus Charlie (USA) in 03:30.08 by Walker Boh.
Famtasia movie (.fmv) (date: 2004-05-21)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 3.30 MB, length: 03:40)
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Submission #1212 — Author's comments
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Not rated
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- Uses easiest difficulty
- Genre: Platform

This movie has been obsoleted!

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This is a historic movie, submitted and obsoleted before the creation of the database-based (and wiki-based) site engine, before July 2004.

It was inserted to the database in a history revival project by Bisqwit in autumn 2006.

Selected comments from the author:


This time it´s the very old game Circus Charlie. I made it mostly because I played this game as a child and it is a great memory for me ;) Hmm, the gameplay is comparably to Kung Fu, Balloon Fight or Popeye. Very old and easy and it goes on forever. However it just loops after stage 5 so I stopped my fmv there.

Hmm, I don´t know if you have played this game but as I said it´s very simple. Basically you can just jump and move forward and try to get the timing right. It´s harder than it looks ;P You are a horrible little clown avoiding stuffs in a circus.

It´s also played on "easy" and if you want there are some pics at it here:

http://www.vgmuseum.com/images/nes/01/circuscharlieNES.html .

And finally, if you even bother on reviewing it and decides it wouldn´t be a "time attack game" im not gonna be dissapointed. I mostly did it cus it´s fun for me. Maybe some others shares my opinion but I think this is more rare than Trojan. Anyways I thought it could be worth a try. It´s still a NES game and it´s completed as fast as possible. Do whatever you want with this one.

[Tier: Vault]NES Circus Charlie (JPN) in 03:24.35 by Randil.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2007-01-16)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 4.49 MB, length: 03:34)
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Submission #1415 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #755 (03:22.68)
Rating: 5.3 (23 votes)
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- Uses easiest difficulty
- Genre: Platform

This movie has been obsoleted!

Click here to see the movie that obsoleted it.
Circus Charlie is a simple game that most people probably know from pirate multigame carts. The first stages are easy for anyone even on real NES, but stage 3 is already quite challenging.

This movie plays "1 player game A" (easy). Ironically, this is MORE challenging for tool-assisted gameplay.

Stage times: 3410, 3560, 3750, 3890, 4270.

This movie obsoletes the previous movie by a mere 1 frame. This was done by a changed strategy in level 3. The unprecedentedly small margin of improvement is a result of how close to perfection this movie has become. This is most likely the final optimization of this game.


[Tier: Vault]NES Circus Charlie (JPN) in 03:24.85 by Phil & Genisto.
Famtasia movie (.fmv) (date: 2004-05-29)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 4.26 MB, length: 03:35)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 5.54 MB, length: 03:35)
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Submission #220 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #610 (03:30.08)
Rating: 5.0 (21 votes)
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- Genre: Platform

This movie has been obsoleted!

Click here to see the movie that obsoleted it.
Circus Charlie is a simple game that most people probably know from pirate multigame carts. The first stages are easy for anyone even on real NES, but stage 3 is already quite challenging.

This movie plays "1 player game A" (easy).

Stage times: 3410, 3560 , 3750 , 3890 , 4270

This version is several seconds faster than the previous version by Walker Boh and also several frames faster than Walker Boh's unreleased improved version.


[Tier: Vault]NES Circus Charlie (JPN) in 03:22.68 by Phil & Genisto.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2006-12-31)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 2.84 MB, length: 03:34)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 2.78 MB, length: 03:34)
Mirror www.archive.org
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Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #1411 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #90 (03:24.85)
Rating: 6.1 (8 votes)
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- Uses easiest difficulty
- Genre: Platform

This movie has been obsoleted!

Click here to see the movie that obsoleted it.
Circus Charlie is a simple game that most people probably know from pirate multigame carts. The first stages are easy for anyone even on real NES, but stage 3 is already quite challenging.

This movie plays "1 player game A" (easy).

Stage times: 3410, 3560 , 3750 , 3890 , 4270

This version is a hexed version of their previous run and has a strategic use of the select button to have less gray screen at the beginning. The result is a run that is .5 sec shorter but identical in actual gameplay.


[Tier: Vault]NES Circus Charlie (JPN) in 03:24.05 by Randil.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2008-02-04)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 4.49 MB, length: 03:33)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 5.52 MB, length: 03:33)
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Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #1834 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #775 (03:24.35)
Rating: 5.4 (41.5 votes)
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- Uses easiest difficulty
- Genre: Platform

This movie has been obsoleted!

Click here to see the movie that obsoleted it.
Circus Charlie is a simple game that most people probably know from pirate multigame carts. The first stages are easy for anyone even on real NES, but stage 3 is already quite challenging.

This movie plays "1 player game A" (easy). Ironically, this is MORE challenging for tool-assisted gameplay.

Stage times: 3410, 3560, 3750, 3890, 4270.

Yet another "perfect" movie beaten. This time by 18 frames.

The currently fastest "game B" (hard) TAS can be found here.

#39077587920025801 -
Circus Charlie.bk2 (3.41kB bk2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2017-05-17 20:27:51 by TheRealThingy (10 files)
For NES Circus Charlie (2 files)
In 03:23.51 [12231 frames], 1255 rerecords)
3103 views, 298 downloads
Why sacrifice a frame when you could sacrifice a frame and let the RNG advance at the same time.
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#6167012062801239 - Reup new record Circus Charlie
Circus Charlie (J).bkm (556kB bkm movie [NES])
Uploaded 2013-04-26 17:09:15 by xxNKxx (39 files)
For NES Circus Charlie (2 files)
In 03:51.04 [13885 frames], 2097 rerecords)
43025 views, 766 downloads
Fixed slower at Stage 5
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