Cool Spot

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Cool Spot was a mascot for 7 Up in the first half of the 1990s. During this time, the red spot in the 7 Up logo was given arms, legs, a mouth, and sunglasses. Many choose to link this design to the 'cool mascot' trend of the time started mainly by the success of Sonic The Hedgehog.
The game is a 1-player platformer in which the player controls Cool Spot, who can jump, and attack by firing sparking spheres, which could be shot in all directions and while jumping. Cool Spot could also cling to and climb various things by jumping up in front of them. In each level the player must rescue other cool spots, who look exactly alike, from cages at the end of that level, which is not necessarily the point at the far right of the level map. In order to do so, the player is required to collect a certain number of "spots" that would change (usually increase) as the game progressed. "Spots" were placed across the level in large quantities, and were the game's substitute for items such as Sonic the Hedgehog's gold rings (these were often used in this style of game, mostly for points). A player's health is monitored by a humorous Cool Spot face that gradually bends forward and will eventually fall from it's position as damage occurs. Damage is taken by touching enemies, their projectiles, or certain level obstacles. Each level is played with a time limit. If the clock reached zero, a life would be lost regardless of a player's health. The game had no save feature but did use checkpoints in the form of flagpoles. Once walked past, the flag would raise and a trumpet would sound. If a player lost a life after reaching a checkpoint, (s)he could restart further in the game.

Bonus rounds between levels required players to collect letters in order to form a word, either "Virgin" or, in the Nintendo consoles versions of the game, "Uncola".

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SEGA Genesis
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Virgin Games, Inc.
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Virgin Games, Ltd.
Cool Spot  - Cover Art Sega Genesis
Also known as: 
"Spot and the Quest for Cool" -- Informal title
"クールスポット" -- Japanese spelling

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