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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.


Spot Amiga Title screen
Spot Amiga A game has begun!
Spot DOS Copyright (VGA)
Spot DOS Start Game (EGA)

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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 Amiga Oct, 1989 89 out of 100 89
The One Atari ST Oct, 1989 89 out of 100 89
Amiga Power Amiga Jul, 1991 88 out of 100 88
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Dec, 1989 9.4 out of 12 78
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Dec, 1989 9.4 out of 12 78
Nintendo Power Magazine Game Boy May, 1991 3.3 out of 5 66
Power Play Game Boy Feb, 1993 65 out of 100 65
VideoGame NES Jan, 1992 6 out of 10 60 NES Jun, 2013 C+ 58
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50


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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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