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Hotshot

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Description

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.

Screenshots

Hotshot DOS I missed and had my block knocked off
Hotshot ZX Spectrum The bonus stage.
Hotshot Commodore 64 Level 2
Hotshot Commodore 64 End of level 1. Let's move on.

Alternate Titles

  • "Hot Shot" -- In-game spelling

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The Press Says

Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Nov, 1988 8 out of 10 80
Atari ST User Atari ST Oct, 1988 7 out of 10 70
ST Action Atari ST Oct, 1988 54 out of 100 54

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