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Cool Spot

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Information
License:  Commercial
Year:  1993
Hardware
A500 (OCS) A600  (ECS)
Number of disks
3
Harddrive Installable
WHD Install available
Language
English
Number of Players
1 only
Game Developer's Credits
Publisher:  Virgin Interactive
Producer:  John Roberts
Coder:  John Twiddy
Graphics:  Teoman Irmak
Musician:  Andrew Barnabas
Game Notes and Information

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Cheats and Tips

Cheats
On the title screen or during play, press 'P' to pause the game and use the joystick to enter the following sequence:

Left,Down,Right,Fire,L,D,R,Up,F,L,D,R,U,F,D,R,F,F,U,D,L,R,F.
Take care to centre the joystick after each move.

The game should now un-pause and you can use the following keys:

'F10' Complete current level.
'0'-'9' Skip to corresponding level.
'Z' Lets you move spot anywhere on the map.
'-' Slows down spot after you press 'Z'.
'=' Speeds up spot after you press 'Z'.

Pause the game and enter the following sequence on the joystick:
Left,Down,Right,Fire,L,D,R,Up,F,L,D,R,U, and F.
Now press 'P' to unpause and you will have completed the level.

Or to complete the level and go to the bonus game enter:
Left,Down,Right,Fire,L,D,R,Up,F,L,D,R,U,F,D,R,F, and F.
Again press 'P'. The level will finish and the bonus game will now load.
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Member's Reviews

Editor review

Cool Spot

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Cool Spot is a platform game based on then 7Up mascot of the same name which was originally released on the Sega MegaDrive. The game features 11 levels, in each you must collect a certain number of spots which are liberally scattered around the level in order to be able to break the padlock on the cage at the end. Unusually, there are no end-of-level/world/game bosses.



The levels themselves cover a wide area, and on several of them you are going up and down as much as they go left and right. Cool Spot can run, jump, climb and bounce off bubbles to make his way around. He can fire bubbles to attack enemies and some enemies can fire projectiles back at him. Each of the enemies behaves in a different way from the hermit crabs that try to hide in their shell to the cheese-throwing mice.



Cool Spot himself is very well animated and looks great. When leaving him static he'll yawn, polish his shades and start playing with a yo-yo, and his movement is well drawn. However, the rest of the graphics, especially the backgrounds, leave a little to be desired when compared with the DOS and Sega versions. The screen can also feel a bit jerky when scrolling due to the fairly high speed which Spot moves at.



The music and sounds effects in the game are first class. Each level has an individual piece of music which are almost all suited to the level theme and there are many catchy tunes. The sound effects are equally good, such as the crab snapping at you on the first level and the 'Woah!' and 'Yeah!' Spot says in reaction to falling or completing the level.



There are a couple of problems. The game has three difficulty levels which mainly change the number of spots needed to be able to open the cage at the end. However on the easiest setting the cage is sometimes moved to an easier location. The problem is the arrows advising where to go still point to the original location meaning that on the difficulty setting where they are most likely to be needed, the arrows take you to the wrong place. Also the game lacks a save or password feature so Game Over means back to level 1.



Still, all things considered, Cool Spot is a very good platformer. It's a shame no AGA version was made to bring the graphics in line with the other platforms but the animation work on the main character and the variation in level design make for an enjoyable game.
Overall rating: 
 
7.8
Graphics:
 
6.0
Sound:
 
10.0
Gameplay:
 
8.0
Lifespan:
 
7.0
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Last updated: July 21, 2007
 

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