With Ayo the Clown, we’d like to reintroduce you to the incredibly fun side scrolling platformer games of the ‘90s where fun platforming meets an inspiring and memorable story. Ayo the clown has a very unique and cute art style that everybody loves. Expect the unexpected as this clown takes you through a world of imagination. Just think, if Super Mario Bros., Yoshi, Kirby, and Little Big Planet had a child, this would be it.
In Ayo’s hometown, things are generally peaceful. He juggles in the park with his talented circus dog, Bo, hangs out at the carnival, and longs after the Shoemaker’s granddaughter. Until one day, his dog goes missing! You play as Ayo, your not-so-average clown embarking on an epic journey in search of his missing (or perhaps ran away, or dognapped?!) best friend and beloved dog, Bo. What happened to Bo? Will they ever juggle together at the park again or put together a legit circus act? You’ll find out along this incredible adventure as you struggle to reunite clown and dog. Like all good adventures, you won’t be all on your own. Ayo’s world is full of friendly people and interesting creatures that are willing to lend a helping hand. You’ll learn of courage, love, friendship, and the amazing things that happen when you never give up.
The player takes on the role of a clown named Ayo. Instead of saving a princess, our protagonist journeys throughout the cute, yet dangerous world saving his dog. The player most of the time move from left of the screen to the right on the 2D X, Y plane, finishing on a performing platform at the end of the level where Ayo does a random trick.
Ayo starts with 3 lives and may gain more by collecting 1-up items or collecting a certain number of gems. When taking damage from an enemy or touching hazardous objects such as spikes, Ayo loses 1 heart. When all hearts are depleted or fell off a ledge, Ayo dies and will be taken back to the checkpoint of that level. When all lives are depleted, Ayo will be taken back to the world map and given 3 lives again. Initially Ayo doesn’t have any skills(except walking and crouch) and earns them as he progresses, either through side quests or just from talking to NPCs.