Emulated in MAME ! [Console] PC-Engine Game
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Circus Lido is a quirky puzzle/action game by Uni Post Company and Planning System. Like most action/puzzle games, the goal of Circus Lido is both deceptively simple and dauntingly complex. The star of the show is a green and cute chameleon-like creature called "Leon
" who must progress through devilish levels, killing all the crawling (or flying) insects that populate them in order to reach the exit. The levels are not timed though, and the core gameplay has an unique and challenging twist - although the Chameleon can shoot his tongue to capture enemies, he can't actually eat them... instead, he must carry the captured foes in his mouth and spit them out into carnivorous plants scattered around each level. This particular technique has also many other useful applications, and the chameleon can spit an enemy at another in order to stun them, or use a stunned bug as a temporary platform... Additionally, the green lizard comes with another serious limitation - he can't jump. So the only way for Leon to reach higher grounds is to use his retractable tail and to shoot it upwards in an attempt to wrap it around special logs/legdes. Once all the enemies are defeated, the exit door unlocks and the chameleon can proceed to the next stage. Circus Lido consists of forty levels and a password system allows the player to save his progress.