Spot (DOS)

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Description

A puzzle game loosely featuring licensing from the 7Up soft drink. The gameplay involves up to 4 players, which can be either human or computer, each taking on spots of a particular colour. Starting from opposite corners, they take it in turns to move, either by 'reproducing' one of their spots to form another one in an adjacent square, or by making a jump, losing the square you did have but taking one two spaces away.

When a piece lands next to one of another colour, that piece changes colour into that of their opponent. The winner of each round is either the last player with any pieces left, or the player who has the most pieces left when the level is full.

Screenshots

Spot DOS 7up Title (VGA)
Spot DOS Main menu
Spot DOS Main menu (EGA)
Spot DOS Edit board (EGA)

Alternate Titles

  • "Spot: The Video Game" -- Game Boy tag-lined title
  • "Spot: The Computer Game" -- DOS tag-lined title
  • "Infection" -- Working title

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Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Jul, 1991 800 out of 1000 80
Power Play Dec, 1990 77 out of 100 77
PC Joker Dec, 1991 68 out of 100 68
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Dec, 1991 7 out of 12 58

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Development

The game design was originally devised to be released for £4.99 on Amiga and ST, for the '16 Blitz' budget range. However, the license was added, the presentation modified, and the price tag multiplied. In 1994 Gary Dunne released (as freeware) his own interpretation of the original design, as Infection.
Steven Don (54) added Spot (DOS) on Sep 06, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Apogee IV (2334) and Martin Smith (63067)