Spot The Video Game

Read the full review here.

“This particular NES video game deserves credit for turning a soft drink character into something playable, unique, and even somewhat appropriate for the characterization (a two-dimensional red circle, in essence).”
– from the full review, which you can read here.

This is one of those NES titles that has sentimental value for me, as it was one of the earliest ones I had growing up, and definitely remember popping it in every once in a while for a couple rounds against the dreaded A.I. opponent. Certain board configurations, when using the board editor, provided lightning-quick rounds of strategy that were on the level of Tic Tac Toe, while other schemes only served to introduce chaos and unpredictability in to the mix. I definitely had my favorite move animations (the one where Spot moon walks, or the pole vault with a reverse somersault), but eventually learned to enjoy it more purely as a tactical game without Spot’s hip moves. This video game will never be regarded as one of the all-time greats, but I would recommend that board-game fans give it a shot, as it is one of the more interesting takes on how to turn a license into a Nintendo game.

Oh, and I made a Let’s Play video of this one.

3 Responses to “ Spot The Video Game ”

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  2. Joseph Alsarraf , on December 6th, 2011 at 11:17 am Said:

    That game seems fun and frustrating. I liked playing Cool Spot for the Sege Genesis, one of the best video games ever!

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