Hot Dot Spotter (ZX Spectrum)

Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.
Not an American user?


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.


Hot Dot Spotter ZX Spectrum The name has been entered and the game hangs until 'P' is pressed. The name can be quite long, the game easily copes with "Moby Gamer", what's on screen is a mistype
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 The game asks the player to identify themselves. This personalises the in-game messages.
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

Promo Images

There are no promo images for this game

User Reviews

There are no reviews for this game.

Critic Reviews

There are no critic reviews for this game.


There are currently no topics for this game.


There is no trivia on file for this game.

piltdown_man (151592) added Hot Dot Spotter (ZX Spectrum) on Jan 06, 2013