Spot Goes to Hollywood
Everybody's favorite soft-drink hero is back in a brand-new adventure for the Genesis called Spot Goes to Hollywood. You're probably thinking: "Is this going to be just another sequel?" Not even close! One of the major changes from the first title is a new third-person perspective that won't only add some intense gameplay, but also enough challenge to keep you up well past your bedtime.
The premise of the game is simple: There is no time limit, just progress through the levels and collect as many hidden "spots" as possible (go for 100 percent if you think you're good enough, but 40 percent will be enough), if you just want to make it to the next area. You will encounter a few enemies along the way. But with the exception of the Bosses at the end of every third level, the bad guys will be the least of your problems. What you will have to figure out is after searching for the last half hour to find the remaining percentage of spots in order to finish the level, you finally find it, but you still have to get it, which won't be an easy task.
Keep in mind that you're on your way to Hollywood. The levels are some of the most ingenious, and cool looking ever seen in a game of this type. For instance, the setting for the first level is on the deck of a ship, which really doesn't have too much to do with any blockbuster movies from Hollywood as of lately, but as you progress through the game, you will start to figure out which movies the levels have been modeled on. For example, there is no mistaking that the Space Battle level has more than a slight resemblance to the trench scene from Star Wars or the Post Nuclear level which is being overrun by missile-toting Spots with one red eye that feel no pain, can't be reasoned with and will stop at nothing until you are dead! You get the idea.
The way the levels are laid out is very impressive. Not only are they large, but the pseudo 3-D perspective was utilized very well. The control will definitely take a little while to get used to, but after playing for a while you should have no problem at all.
Although this game has a kiddie feel to it, even the most experienced players will be challenged by the intense levels, tricky puzzles and extreme gameplay Spot Goes to Hollywood has to offer. It's just a small price to pay if you plan ontieing a big-time Hollywood star!
Spot Goes to Hollywood sports some decent graphics despite the system it's on. This game's viewing perspective isn't one you see every day. Well, there's a reason for that: The perspective makes Spot's gameplay frustrating and almost impossible to play. The later levels are really cool but it's a shame that most players won't survive past the first area. If Spot had improved control, it would have received a much higher score. As is, I would pass on it.
Great Genesis games lately have been few and far between. Spot Goes to Hollywood is just the kind of title that will breathe new life into the aged Genesis. The first two or three levels of the game start out a little slow, but before long, you'll find it impossible to put the controller down. Some features that make this game a winner include excellent challenging levels, tons of hidden items to find and the third-person perspective that works well with the gameplay and control.
You gotta love this little guy! In this three-quarter perspective game. Spot actually goes through many different movie set-like levels, such as Terminator, Indiana Jones, Tron and more. The sound is average, and the control takes a while to get used to. Just because this guy is cute doesn't mean this game is easy; in fact, it is quite difficult due to the control and tough enemies. The best part of the game is the many hidden areas throughout the game. Spot is a lot of fun!
I have a weird attraction to the cute little 7-Up mascot, even though I don't drink the soft drink. I must admit that the three-quarter perspective took some time to get used to, but my infatuation with the character provided me with the incentive to keep playing. The graphics are good and the 3-D look is rather original for an action game. There are tons of levels with a lot of hidden items and areas to explore. I'd love to see it on a higher platform but it's still very fun.
DIFFICULTY - MODERATE
THEME - ACTION
NUMBER OF PLAYERS - 1