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Spot Goes to Hollywood

Genre
Perspective
Misc
MobyRank MobyScore
Genesis
71
3.7
PlayStation
61
3.8
SEGA Saturn
68
3.3

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Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Genesis 5 3.7
PlayStation 2 3.8
SEGA Saturn 3 3.3
Combined MobyScore 10 3.6


The Press Says

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87
SEGA SaturnConsoles Plus
Spot sur 32 bits est très largement inspiré des versions 16 bits. Mais les niveaux sont moins nombreux, ce qui paraît étrange... La 3D isométrique est toujours de rigueur, les animations sont variées et les challenges originaux.
80
SEGA SaturnSEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA)
Alors que la première partie semble présager rien de bon, Spot goes to Hollywood est un jeu bien agréable qui se laisse jouer. Même s’il risque de ne pas figurer dans les meilleurs jeux de plate-forme de la console, il en reste un bon jeu comme le précédent sur MegaDrive.
80
GenesisSega-16.com
Spot may be a 7up marketing shill, but when he's in a game that?€?s this much fun it's pretty hard to care. Spot Goes To Hollywood stands out as one of the more well-crafted and entertaining platformers on the Genesis, and being pretty easy to obtain for under $10, it's well worth picking up. The game's only downside is the somewhat awkward controls when navigating the isometric environments (though I felt Spot handled this much better than Sonic 3D Blast). While that, along with the steep difficulty of the last levels, are potential sources for frustration, they are definitely more than balanced by the overall solidness of the gameplay and polished visual presentation. A definite recommendation to any fan of the 16-bit platformer.
78
SEGA SaturnMega Fun
Innovation sucht man zwar vergebens, doch die durchgestylte Mischung aus comicartiger Rendergrafik, einem erstklassigen Soundtrack aus der Feder von Tommy Tallarico und spielerischer Abwechslung motivert auch erfahrene Hüpfexperten zu einigen Sessions. Einen Löwenanteil am Fun hat dabei die gelungene Atmosphäre. Die computergerenderten Filmchen und die pompöse Orchestermusik sind nämlich allererste Sahne. Die Optik sammelt des weiteren Pluspunkte durch den hohen Grad an Abwechlsung und liebevollen Animationen, wobei die Rendergrafik aber trotz 32-Bit nicht immer das Niveau von Donkey Kong Country 3 erreicht. Das Gameplay bietet zwar teilweise ein paar Längen, zum Beispiel dann, wenn Ihr nur öde herumballert und kaum Neues zu finden ist, doch die versteckten Räume und Levels sowie die gute Spielbarkeit kompensieren dieses Manko fast vollständig, zumal der Umfang sich sehen lassen kann.
78
PlayStationMega Fun
Innovation sucht man zwar vergebens, doch die durchgestylte Mischung aus comicartiger Rendergrafik, einem erstklassigen Soundtrack aus der Feder von Tommy Tallarico und spielerischer Abwechslung motivert auch erfahrene Hüpfexperten zu einigen Sessions. Einen Löwenanteil am Fun hat dabei die gelungene Atmosphäre. Die computergerenderten Filmchen und die pompöse Orchestermusik sind nämlich allererste Sahne. Die Optik sammelt des weiteren Pluspunkte durch den hohen Grad an Abwechlsung und liebevollen Animationen, wobei die Rendergrafik aber trotz 32-Bit nicht immer das Niveau von Donkey Kong Country 3 erreicht. Das Gameplay bietet zwar teilweise ein paar Längen, zum Beispiel dann, wenn Ihr nur öde herumballert und kaum Neues zu finden ist, doch die versteckten Räume und Levels sowie die gute Spielbarkeit kompensieren dieses Manko fast vollständig, zumal der Umfang sich sehen lassen kann.
74
GenesisPower Unlimited
Na het geniale platformspel Cool Spot is dit een avonturenspel met de rode smartie op pootjes in de hoofdrol. Het speelt op verschillende filmsets en heeft verrassende puzzels, maar door het ongelukkige camerastandpunt is de bediening soms verwarrend.
72
PlayStationPlay Magazine
Given the stupidly long development time, this looks to be one of Virgin's more costly mistakes. It could be good for young children too enamoured by the character to notice the game's many flaws. Not a great step forward though.
71
GenesisSuper Power (Sweden)
Snygg och genomarbetad tredimensionell grafik och lagom långa banor, men egentligen ingenting nytt sedan det förra Cool Spot -spelet, som trots allt har några år på nacken och börjar vid det här laget kännas lite väl gammalt. Ingen hit. Ingen flopp. Helt enkelt vanligt. Ett spel som bara finns.
71
GenesisElectronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
Great Genesis games lately have been few and far between. Spot Goes to Hollywood is just the kind of title that will breathe new life into the aged Genesis. The first two or three levels of the game start out a little slow, but before long, you'll find it impossible to put the controller down. Some features that make this game a winner include excellent challenging levels, tons of hidden items to find and a third-person perspective that works well with the gameplay and control.
70
SEGA SaturnGamePro (US)
The impressive graphics and terrific sounds almost compensate for the discouraging gameplay. Entertaining cut scenes and detailed backgrounds give this game a glitzy graphic sheen. Even better is the wonderful music straight out of big-budget Hollywood movies. The rich sound effects create a detailed sonic background for the action. It's a shame the charming graphics and sounds are left high and dry by the spotty gameplay. Spot had potential, but ultimately, he's not that cool.
70
GenesisGamePro (US)
Spot goes to Hollywood isn't a bad game, but it's also not the kind of game that leaves you with a bubbly good feeling.
69
PlayStationElectronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
Let's just start by saying that Spot is a pretty cool little character. He doesn't talk much - at least in English - but he makes up for that with style. Spot is a fun game that's graphically impressive but has some problems with control. The screen movement is jerky and the three-quarter perspective is confusing when you're trying to locate a power-up in the air. You can make the control non-isometric which makes things little easier but overall, the control is far from perfect. There is a large variety of levels to see and the cinemas in between are pretty damn cool. I did the parodies in the game and the enemies are great-looking.
64
SEGA SaturnneXGam
Spot goes to Hollywood zählt zwar schon zu den eher etwas selteneren Titeln auf dem Saturn, was aber kein Grund sein sollte speziell danach Ausschau zu halten. Ausgenommen beinharte Fans von Cool Spot und Iso-3D Jump´n´Runs sollten alle anderem die CD besser getrost ihrem ebay Schicksal überlassen..
63
GenesisGame Players
The graphics are quite good for a Genesis and the sound isn't bad. Unfortunately, the gameplay doesn't offer enough variety or intense challenge to keep you playing. Spot Goes to Hollywood is by no means a ground-breaking title, but considering what else is available on the Genesis, it's pretty darn good.
60
PlayStationElectric Playground
I was bored by the play mechanics of Spot Goes To Hollywood rather quickly. I couldn't see myself ever giving up more than one night's rental for this title. And even though I enjoyed the look and animation of some of the characters in the game, I sure didn't connect with ol' Spot this time out. Things have changed since Spot's first appearance. We're not so innocent anymore. When you consider that some of this game's PSX peers include such sassy characters as Crash Bandicoot, Rayman and Pandemonium, it's pretty hard to get excited by a bouncing circle.
58
PlayStationGameSpot
Spot Goes to Hollywood won't appeal to anyone but hard-core gaming junkies who value gameplay over graphics. Ultimately, it's not worth a purchase, though it's probably worth a rental.
30
PlayStationIGN
That said, the game isn't much better than your average commercial. You pilot Spot through all sorts of standard platform levels, like the Pirate Level and the Horror Level. There's even a (big surprise) Mine Cart Level. The whole thing is presented from an isometric overhead point of view, which only serves to confuse things, as Spot rarely moves the way you want him to.
16
SEGA SaturnThe Video Game Critic
The controls are so bad that I would sometimes accidentally jump off the side of the pirate ship! The 3D scenery is plush and attractive, but the creatures resemble flat, 2D cartoons! Spot's music, sound effects, and stage intros are nice, but who cares when the gameplay sucks this bad? Losing a life means you have to restart the entire stage - unreal! When the game ends, you hear a director exclaim, "Cut cut! This is not working. I don't think you're made for this business." I think that pretty much sums it up.