|Yes, I know this isn't a photo of me with the cartridge.|
I did take one, but now I can't find it... oh well!
Released on: Mega Drive, SNES, Master System, Game Gear, Amiga, Game Boy, DOS
Played on: SNES
Release date: 1993
Cool Spot is a game that belongs in the category that Wikipedia proudly terms Advergames - Games that are made as an advertisement for a certain business or brand. Can you guess for what brand Cool Spot is an advert for?
Let me put it this way. The main character is a "cool" Red dot with arms and legs who wears sunglasses. And he surfs into the title screen on a green drinks bottle.... Any ideas at all?
|This picture is a hint.|
"Now listen here Brawny," I hear you all say, "This seems very interesting, but why have you spent all of this blog discussing the circumstances behind the game, rather than the game itself?"
Good question. The answer? Because the game itself is very, very pedestrian.
It's not an awful game. It's graphics are quite nice, the soundtrack only mildly irritating and the gameplay is 2D platforming, which you all know by now I have a soft spot for.
But it's just so - meh.
Maybe I've been spoilt nowadays. The fact that there has been a resurgence of 2D platformers in the last few years, combined with the fact that I've never re-played Cool Spot since I was about 15 means that where I thought it would at least be entertaining fun, it just rapidly became dullness personified.
And the other thing - no character who has the word "Cool" in his name will ever be cool. Just saying.
Sorry Cool Spot - you are a 2D platformer that I shall be leaving well alone.
Time Played: 15 Minutes
Would I play it again? No. Sorry.
Now I know what you are all thinking. "My Word, Brawny wrote a blog that I could read in just five minutes! I'm happy/sad/relieved (delete as applicable)
Well panic not! I have played the next two games in the playthrough today - so they shall be following on very soon...