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    Sonic Spot Goes to Hollywood

    Licensed games rarely work. Usually, the train wreck software that accompanies a movie is a total failure due to horrible gameplay or just an uninspired cash run banking on the property's name (hello Transformers movie games!). Sometimes, however, developers get it right. Spot Goes to Hollywood was a game that showed signs that the industry was beginning to understand that justice could be done to marketing gimmicks, and it was successful enough to be released during two hardware generations at once. Though the isometric perspective might put off some gamers, this is definitely a neat little platformer that sould definitely be played. Be sure to read our full review for more details. And no, this review is not brought to you by the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group.
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    For a moment, I wondered if I had finished my review and submitted it, after seeing this game pop up

    Looks like I won't need to finish editing it now.

    **moves on to Shadow of the Beast II**
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    This is the first time I have seen shots of the game... I always thought it was about THIS Spot.
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    A while back, I was actually playing through this game with the intention of writing the review. Unfortunately, I never finished it.

    I actually really liked it. Aside from all the complaints you could apply to all games that use an isometric perspective, it was still a fun, charming little game with a decent amount of replay value.

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    I'm Gonna have to remember to pick up these 7up games some time

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    Great review. The game looks nice, and I'm a big fan of the previous game Cool Spot. But I can't imagine that Spot Goes to Hollywood manages to capture the same charm and be as playable as Cool Spot. Also Cool Spot has the best box art!!!

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    I can't believe I have never played this. I love Cool Spot and I love 2-d isometric view games. The Tron level sounds interesting. Oh yeah and good review.
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    Nng. I never finished this game, even though it was one of the first I bought when I got back into the Mega Drive. I really liked Cool Spot, but like the review points out, isometric games always have such annoying controls & this isn't any different.
    Also, there is a mine cart level, which automatically loses games a couple of points as far as I'm concerned. :P

    I do like my sealed copy with Pogs though...

    Quote Originally Posted by Man-Fish View Post
    This is the first time I have seen shots of the game... I always thought it was about THIS Spot.
    Heh. I used to love those books! I even had some French ones. Would've made a good kids' Mega Drive game

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    Whatever happened to Fido Dido?

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    How does the Genesis version compare to the Saturn/PSX game?

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    Quote Originally Posted by McTom View Post
    Whatever happened to Fido Dido?
    They made a game, but it never got released. There's a rom, probably still living in the internets - from what I remember it's nothing amazing.

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    The PSX version is quite rare, I have a disc only copy and enjoy it a lot. It's not perfect, it moves a bit slow paced for me but the visuals and music are some of the best for a platformer. I'd recommend checking it out.
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    I recently bought the Saturn version, but have not had a chance to play it yet. Is it safe to assume that it is the same as the PSX version?

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    Not a very popular game, yet I prefer it to its already good predecessor. Despite its relative lack of action, the secrets (man, I love the castle level) and variety this game offers, coupled with its nice - but not as spectacular as CS's - graphics (music and SFX are meh) give this second part a bit of an edge over Cool Spot?

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