Published on February 16th, 2016 | by Fifties
Vintage Video Games #24 – Cool Spot
Ok, so Cool Spot may be a massive advert for 7up but it also made an awesome platformer. Appearing on almost every console, (SNES, Mega Drive, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear, Game Boy, Amiga and DOS ) the popularity of this game speaks for itself.
Plot: Thankfully, the story line is secondary to the action as there isn’t really one! The goal is to release your fellow Spots from captivity using bubbles of carbonation as your weapon. How they got there, who knows?! In order to do so, the player is required to collect a certain number of “spots” that changes (usually increasing) as the game progresses. “Spots” are placed around the level in large quantities. The player’s health is monitored by a humorous Cool Spot face that gradually bends forward and eventually falls from its position as damage occurs. Damage is taken by touching enemies and their projectiles and certain other obstacles. There is also a time limit for each level. The game has no save feature but does include checkpoints in the form of flagpoles.
Highlights: Featuring wonderfully animated characters, a kicking soundtrack and an intricate playfield layout, Virgin has created a control-pad workout that will keep gamers smiling and sweating at the same time.