Spot Goes to Hollywood

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For the Sega Saturn version, see Spot Goes to Hollywood (Saturn). For the unreleased Sega 32X version, see Spot Goes to Hollywood (32X).

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Spot Goes to Hollywood
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Virgin Interactive Entertainment (Europe), Acclaim Entertainment (US)
Developer:
Sound driver: GEMS
Genre: Action

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$69.9569.95[1] T-81616
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Sega Mega Drive
EU
T-70326-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
PT
MDJ862X
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£49.9949.99[2] T-70326-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
AU
FSPO01SMC
OFLC: G
Sega Mega Drive
BR
R$59.9959.99 048270
Tectoy: Todas as Idades

Spot Goes to Hollywood is an isometric sequel to Cool Spot. It was developed by Eurocom Entertainment Software and published by Virgin Interactive Entertainment in Europe and Acclaim Entertainment in North America in 1995 for the Sega Mega Drive.

Story

7-Up mascot, Spot has become trapped within a movie projector, and must now travel between different movie genres attempting to escape (and rescue other spots, similar to Cool Spot).

Unlike previous Spot games, the 7 Up beverage is not referenced at any point in Spot Goes to Hollywood (aside from in copyright details). This is in contrast to Cool Spot which had its bonus stages set within giant 7 Up bottles, and frequently made nods to the drink (though much of this was censored in the PAL version of the game).

Gameplay

Spot Goes to Hollywood plays much the same as Cool Spot, however presents its gameplay in an isometric perspective, allowing for pseudo-3D gameplay. Levels are still linear in design, although this change in style leads to gameplay being more about shooting than precise platforming.

Levels

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Ship Deck

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Ship Hold

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Under Water

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The Haunted House

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The Haunted House Cellar

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The Pumpkin Castle

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The Temple

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Under the Temple

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The Mine Cart Ride

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Post Nuclear

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Space Battle

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The Space Station

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Virtual World

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The Complex

History

Development

During development, the game was known as Cool Spot 3[3]. The ending and credits sequences still reference the game as such.

Versions

Significantly enhanced versions with different levels appeared on the Sega Saturn and PlayStation in 1997. These versions were developed by Burst.

A Sega 32X version, again slightly different from the aforementioned versions was planned, though was cancelled mid-way through development. A Super NES version was also planned but cancelled early in development.[4][5]

Production credits

Mega Drive version

  • Developed by: Eurocom Entertainment Software
  • Lead Programmers: Ian Denny, Tim Swann
  • Additional Programming: Steve Bak, Ashley Finney, Kevin Grantham, Tim Rogers
  • Art and Animation: Andy Bee, Matt Dixon, Colin Garratt, Adrian Mannion, Clive Stevenson
  • Additional Art: Nigel Bentley, Pete Lyon
  • Project Management: Hugh Binns, Tim Rogers, Mat Sneap
  • Tools Programming: Nick Flemming, Tim Rogers
  • Maps and Level Design: Steve Bak, Hugh Bins, Ian Denny, Steve Duckworth, Colin Garratt, Kevin Grantham, Adrian Mannion, Mat Sneap
  • Music and Sound: Tommy Tallarico
  • Testing: Kevin Holt, Richard Moody, Libby Whitham
  • Special Thanks to: Martin Alper, Richard Alton, Neil Baldwin, Paul Bates, David Fries, Mark Hetherington, Stuart Johnson, Nick Jones, Dave Looker, Dave Perry, Dave Pridmore, Julian Rignall, Ren Rosman, Rob Watkins, John Williams, Neil Young
  • Published by: Virgin Interactive Entertainment
  • Producer: Robb Alvey
  • Associate Producer: Grady Hunt, Mike Merrin
  • Assistant Producer: Craig McCoy
  • Vice President Production: Erix Lux
  • Q.A. Manager: Dave Maxey
  • Group Head: Stacey Mendoza
  • Lead Analyst: Gordon Madison
  • Anaylsts: Jeff Rice, Mitch Feldman, Paul Shoener, David E. Johnson, Brian Wagner, Matt Muench, Victor Rodriguez, Robert Dearborn

Magazine articles

Main article: Spot Goes to Hollywood/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Consoles + (FR) #49: "Décembre 1995" (1995-1x-xx)
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Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) #3: "January 1996" (1995-12-15)
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Print advert in Sega Pro (RU) #0: "Mart 1996" (1996-03-12)
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Print advert in Velikiy Drakon (RU) #24 (1996-04-06)
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Print advert in Velikiy Drakon (RU) #24 (1996-04-06)

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
79
83 №36, p50/51
Sega Mega Drive
81
Based on
2 reviews
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
80
[6]
Consoles + (FR)
87
[7]
Cool Gamer (RU)
70
[8]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
71
[9]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1 (RU)
80
[10]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 4 (RU)
80
[11]
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
63
[12]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
65
[1]
GamePro (UK)
90
[13]
Hobby Consolas (ES) PAL
89
[14]
Hyper (AU)
78
[15]
Joypad (FR)
87
[16]
LeveL (CZ)
75
[17]
LeveL (CZ)
71
[18]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
75
[19]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
64
[20]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
91
[21]
Player One (FR)
82
[22]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
88
[23]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
85
[24]
Svet Kompjutera (YU)
88
[25]
Sega Saturn Magazine (UK)
90
[2]
Todo Sega (ES)
85
[26]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
56
[27]
Video Games (DE) PAL
68
[28]
Sega Mega Drive
78
Based on
25 reviews

Spot Goes to Hollywood

Mega Drive, US
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Cart
Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, PT
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Cover
Mega Drive, SE (Rental)

Mega Drive, AU
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Cover
Mega Drive, BR
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Cover
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Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 bdad1cbc
MD5 f3c5a2a9eae5cffbdc9f87c20fb492fc
SHA-1 064a384f745eeffee3621d55a0278c133abdbc11
3MB 1995-10 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 fbe254ea
MD5 dd71ff588dbf89c11d7e885cf511d717
SHA-1 be1144c3d9d49dce2d5e1ab598ef0e2b730950b7
3MB 1995-11 Cartridge (EU)

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 GamePro, "March 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 62
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Sega Saturn Magazine, "November 1995" (UK; 1995-10-26), page 86
  3. Mega, "July 1994" (UK; 1994-06-16), page 7
  4. https://tcrf.net/Spot_Goes_to_Hollywood_(SNES)
  5. https://lostmediawiki.com/Spot_Goes_to_Hollywood_(partially_lost_Super_Nintendo_port_of_platformer;_1995)
  6. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-03-10), page 221
  7. Consoles +, "Décembre 1995" (FR; 1995-1x-xx), page 108
  8. Cool Gamer, "9" (RU; 2002-10-13), page 204
  9. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "February 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 31
  10. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1, "" (RU; 1999-xx-xx), page 361
  11. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 4, "" (RU; 2001-xx-xx), page 257
  12. Game Players, "Vol. 9 No. 3 March 1996" (US; 1996-0x-xx), page 64
  13. GamePro, "December 1995" (UK; 1995-10-28), page 42
  14. Hobby Consolas, "Enero 1996" (ES; 199x-xx-xx), page 54
  15. Hyper, "October 1995" (AU; 1995-xx-xx), page 50
  16. Joypad, "Décembre 1995" (FR; 1995-1x-xx), page 66
  17. LeveL, "Únor 1996" (CZ; 1996-02-07), page 1
  18. LeveL, "Únor 1997" (CZ; 1997-02-01), page 1
  19. MAN!AC, "12/95" (DE; 1995-11-08), page 65
  20. Mega Fun, "12/95" (DE; 1995-11-21), page 40
  21. Mean Machines Sega, "November 1995" (UK; 1995-09-29), page 22
  22. Player One, "Janvier 1996" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 98
  23. Sega Power, "January 1996" (UK; 1995-11-16), page 50
  24. Sega Pro, "January 1996" (UK; 1995-11-30), page 32
  25. Svet Kompjutera, "Septembar 1996" (YU; 1996-xx-xx), page 79
  26. Todo Sega, "Enero 1996" (ES; 199x-xx-xx), page 30
  27. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 25
  28. Video Games, "12/95" (DE; 1995-11-21), page 72


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