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A simple two-player game released to much marketing fanfare, Hotshot places you and another player (either another person or an AI robot) in an arena split down the middle into two save for a hole about half the screen's height for the ball to travel through, with a series of bricks on each side to destroy.

The aim of the game is to destroy your own bricks before your opponent can destroy his. This is achieved by catching the small by pointing your suction device at it and holding fire, and then releasing in the needed by letting go of the button. This is easier said than done, as the ball neither moves in a straight line or according to the natural rules of.gravity.

Should either player be hit with the ball and not catch it properly, they will be knocked down and possession of the ball is passed to the other player.


Hotshot ZX Spectrum I missed and was vaporized
Hotshot Commodore 64 Hit a key when ready
Hotshot Amstrad CPC Player 1 serves
Hotshot Amstrad CPC Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Hot Shot" -- In-game spelling

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Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Aug, 1988 91 out of 100 91
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Nov, 1988 8 out of 10 80
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Sep, 1988 76 out of 100 76
Atari ST User Atari ST Oct, 1988 7 out of 10 70
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Nov, 1988 70 out of 100 70
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Nov, 1988 410 out of 1000 41
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Nov, 1988 410 out of 1000 41
Amiga Power Amiga Jul, 1991 34 out of 100 34
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Jul, 1988 3.6 out of 12 30
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Sep, 1988 1 out of 10 10


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