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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 DOS Green player seems to be winning.
Spot Game Boy I'm losing...
Spot Atari ST Jumping in to take those 3 spaces
Spot DOS Pause (VGA)

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Alternate Titles

  • "Infection" -- Working title
  • "7 UP Proudly Presents Spot: The Video Game!" -- Game Boy / NES tag-lined title
  • "7 UP Proudly Presents Spot: The Computer Game!" -- DOS tag-lined title

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Critic Reviews

The One Atari ST Oct, 1989 89 out of 100 89
The One Amiga Oct, 1989 89 out of 100 89
Amiga Power Amiga Aug, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 83
All Game Guide NES 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC-Spiele '92 DOS 1991 8 out of 10 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Dec, 1989 9.4 out of 12 78
Power Play DOS Dec, 1990 77 out of 100 77
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES Aug, 1990 30 out of 40 75
Nintendo Power Magazine Game Boy May, 1991 3.3 out of 5 66
Questicle.net NES Jun, 2013 C+ 58

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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.
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