glockstararmani's Cool Spot (Genesis) review

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Because Sunglasses Are Cool

I don't know how corporate pandering works in this day and age, but considering we haven't seen games like Cool Spot or Yo! Noid in a while, I think it's safe to say that they don't condone marketing gimmicks like this anymore. Which is kind of a shame. Not that these games were good, or anything. Cool Spot was awful. It looked nice, the controls were straight-forward, and the gameplay could actually be pretty fun at times. But once the feeling sinks in that you're playing not a game but a mass-marketing tool designed to sucker you into buying someone's product, you feel dirty. Insulted, even.

They were carefree days back then, when every company had a mascot who could attract the attention of kiddies the world over. I don't think mascots even exist in 2012. If it means we won't get any more historical pop-culture flops like this, I see that as a bittersweet blessing.

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    Mini Review: Cool Spot 0

    Ah yes the 90's when someone thought putting shades on a 7up logo made it look cool. That might not hold up but the game itself is a serviceable platformer. The plot of this game is simple you are the Cool Spot and must rescue his radical friends. (AKA more Cool Spots.) To do this you will need to shoot soda like a projectile and platform your way through each level collecting 7up logos to unlock the cage at the end of each level. For the most part the gameplay feels good with the platforming b...

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