diskMAGazine (Apr 1991) : Spot

 
                              THE MIDNIGHT REVIEWER.....

PRODUCT CONSIDERED...SPOT
PUBLISHER............VIRGIN MASTERONIC
TYPE.................STRATEGY
PRICE................ABOUT 18 DOLLARS
NOT HARD DRIVE INSTALLABLE.

Levels-..Poor..Fair..Good..Excellent

GRAPHICS.........Fair
SOUND............Fair
SPEED............Good
PLAYABILITY......Good
HOLDS INTEREST...Good

       
      Spot is the cute little red dot in 7-UP commercials and is now 
appearing in his first video game for the Amiga. Spot is a strategy 
game that is a much better than many games carrying a nationally 
known character. The graphics in Spot are much like a Saturday morning
cartoon with jumps, bumps, trips, falls, and silly expressions. Although
the do not push the limits of the Amiga they are adequate for the job.
Sound is OK but there is no need to turn the stereo up for this one.
Speed is one of the best points of the game, after loading the game 
runs very fast with little disk access. The computer makes his moves 
quickly on any of the many levels of play. The little animations of 
SPOT can be turned off to speed the game up even further. The game itself
is one of the better written "board type" strategy games for any computer.
The object (to have more pieces at the end of the game) is nothing new 
but the game itself is. The rules are simple to understand and the 
game is quite fun to play. Depending on where you move you can clone
your piece or capture your opponents pieces. If you like board games
(like checkers and chess) you will like Spot, and besides when the
last time you saw a decent game for under 20 bucks!!! 
   
                           
The Midnight Rating.....   ** 86 **    (out of a possible 100)

Midnight Has Spoken..................................