|Midway, 1997. This highly rated machine catches the eye with a colorful, swirly and mysterious carny theme--but then you realize it's another obnoxious carny theme, and then you do something and the really bright lights do their best to blind you.|
Gameplay seems to center around raising and shooting a big wobbly green head on a spring, the "Ringmaster." He talks a lot in a snide carny barker voice and is thoroughly annoying. There are sideshows like digital "sideshow" modes, a weird air-filled ball in a cage that sort of just holds up your real ball in the lower left, some solid bumper targets that pop up at times in the middle right, and a ramp and lane on the upper left-ish, in addition to a slingshot around the Ringmaster, and maybe a wider slingshot around that to his right.
But the video replay I've seen really just focused on shooting the Ringmaster repeatedly, then re-summoning him for some differently titled but more or less identical mode. Over and over. With the annoying voices and all, and the flashing lights. Carny, carny, CARNY!