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Spot (Game Boy)

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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 Game Boy Demo
Spot Game Boy Title Screen
Spot Game Boy I'm losing...

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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The Press Says

Nintendo Power Magazine May, 1991 3.3 out of 5 66
Power Play Feb, 1993 65 out of 100 65

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Trivia

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.
Apogee IV (2336) added Spot (Game Boy) on Aug 20, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Apogee IV (2336), Martin Smith (63130) and Steven Don (53)