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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 NES Starting...
Spot Amiga Options screen
Spot Amiga A game has begun!
Spot Game Boy No more squares.

Promo Images

Spot Magazine Advertisement

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

Amiga Power Amiga Jul, 1991 88 out of 100 88
Amiga Power Amiga Aug, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 83
PC-Spiele '92 DOS 1991 8 out of 10 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) DOS Jul, 1991 800 out of 1000 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Dec, 1989 9.4 out of 12 78
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
VideoGame NES Jan, 1992 6 out of 10 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Dec, 1991 7 out of 12 58
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Dec, 1991 5 out of 12 42

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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.
Contributed to by Apogee IV (2317), Nellistos (41), Duncan Cross (2045), Martin Smith (79214) and Steven Don (340)
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