Putt-Putt Joins the Circus follows our good ol’ friend Putt-Putt as he wants to go see the circus. However, after a goat eats his ticket he needs to find a new way to attend!
While Putt-Putt games are intended for younger audiences, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with us adults playing them as well. As someone who loved playing Putt-Putt Joins the Parade as a kid I was eager to finally play another title. Putt-Putt titles are point and click adventure games where you need to solve a variety of puzzles for the different people you find.
In Putt-Putt Joins the Parade, you may find yourself backtracking a fair bit, at least in comparison to the previous Putt-Putt title I played. Several puzzle solutions you need are in a different place, though you can’t pick up some of them until you go solve another puzzle in a different spot. Maybe some younger kids would find this okay, but I didn’t so much. Backtracking has been something I’ve always disliked, even when I was a kid.
Putt-Putt Joins the Circus features actual “cutscenes.” Well, cutscenes in comparison to what Putt-Putt Joins the Parade had! I felt these were a nice touch, though my laptop occasionally had some delay actually loading some of these scenes, or even just loading after choosing to use an item somewhere. The voice acting itself is about on-par for what you’d expect of a children’s game and for a game from 2000.
For those who want to relive a blast from the past, well if you can call 2000 “from the past,” and enjoy point-and-click adventure titles, you might just want to check out Putt-Putt Joins the Parade. For those wanting a bit more action you will want to just avoid this title. However, as a fan of the Putt-Putt games it was quite nice to see one bit more “modern” than Putt-Putt Joins the Parade.
Putt-Putt Joins the Circus Review Score
About my only complaint was the amount of backtracking it asked of me. Everything else is as I would expect from a title released in 2000 intended for children.