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Hot Dot Spotter (ZX Spectrum)

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Educational
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Description

Hot Dot Spotter is an educational title developed with the aim of teaching four to eight year olds number recognition and counting skills.

After a brief flurry of introduction screens the game invites the player to enter their name after which the player presses 'P' to start a game. The game consists of a border, or dot dropper, at the top of the screen from which any one of four spheres may drop. These spheres contain a number of dots and the player must count these dots and press the corresponding number key. If they are unsuccessful the ball falls to the bottom of the screen where the number of spots are counted for the players benefit. If they are successful a snooker cue comes in from the side of the screen which knocks the sphere off to the left of the screen and points are scored. As the spheres fall they pass through three coloured zones, hitting the correct key while the sphere is in the yellow zone scores three points, the pink zone scores two and the green zone scores just one.

The game is entirely keyboard controlled, it continues until the player has lost three lives. A high score for the gaming session is maintained but it is not preserved from one session to the next.

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Hot Dot Spotter ZX Spectrum When a ball hits the bottom the game slowly counts the number of dots on it before removing it
Hot Dot Spotter ZX Spectrum This is the screen that's displayed when a high score is set. After this the game asks whether the same player is playing again and either prompts for a new name or goes to the P to play screen
Hot Dot Spotter ZX Spectrum The correct key was pressed while the Hot Dot was in the pink zone. A pink cue shoots out and sends the ball off to the left. Two points will be scored for this
Hot Dot Spotter ZX Spectrum One of the screens that displays as the game loads. Microchimp never makes another appearance

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piltdown_man (68032) added Hot Dot Spotter (ZX Spectrum) on Jan 06, 2013