Cuthbert is a mischievious 12 year old whose practical sense of humour sometimes goes astray. The day the circus came to town, Cuthbert couldn't wait to see it! When the opening day finally arrived, Cuthbert hurried to the grounds for fun and excitement.
The circus isn't quite what Cuthbert expects, and soon enough he starts getting bored. When the clowns come on with their crazy act, Cuthbert decides he's had enough! He picks up a Mudpie and throws it at the nearest clown, hitting him smack in the middle of the face. Next thing you know, the kid's going crazy with mudpies, throwing them everywhere. But, the clowns don't think it's funny, they start throwing things back at Cuthbert and try to catch him. The place turns into a regular circus.
Now Cuthbert isn't such a bad kid - but he just can't help getting into trouble. Maybe you can help Cuthbert. Using the joystick, manouevre the kid out of danger's way. Throw mudpies to ward off on-coming clowns, pick up any food that might be lying around to keep Cuthbert from getting too hungry, and find an exit to escape through.
An all out fun game for the entire family. Numerous challenge stages, levels upon levels of clowns and rooms, and even special mud-slinging rounds make this a great addition to your game collection.
As you move Cuthbert around the circus grounds, the clowns will try to catch him. You must try to fend away the clowns by throwing mudpies. To pick up a pie, simply run over it.
If a clown catches Cuthbert, or he is hit by a flying object (mad clowns!!!) he has to take a trip to the First Aid tent. Cuthbert only gets three trips to the First Aid tent before the game is over.
Food is the only way to keep Cuthbert moving. On the right side of the screen is Cuthbert's food level. If his level drops below 1 (100 food units) or goes about 3 (300 food units), Cuthbert slows down to half speed. Around the circus is plenty of junk food to feed Cuthbert. You've just got to keep an eye out. Remember that overfeeding Cuthbert is just as bad as underfeeding him. Watch that food level.
Levels and Challenge Rounds
There are four main rooms into which Cuthbert can run. He will leave a room only when he reaches a completely open door. There are also special challenges for Cuthbert. At certain times he will have to run through a room without pies! Two thousand points will be awarded if Cuthbert successfully leaves the room. After every ten thousand points Cuthbert will be awarded an extra tip to the First Aid tent and a special Mudslinger Round. In this round, Cuthbert must hit as many clowns as he can in a limited amount of time.
Joystick control applies. Fire button throws a pie.