Spot Goes to Hollywood (Saturn)
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|Spot Goes to Hollywood|
|System(s): Sega Saturn|
|Publisher: Virgin Interactive Entertainment|
|Developer: Burst Studios|
|Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (22 tracks)|
|Number of players: 1|
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Spot Goes to Hollywood (スポット ゴーズ トゥー ハリウッド) for the Sega Saturn is an enhanced version of Spot Goes to Hollywood, in turn an isometric sequel to Cool Spot. This version was released for both the Sega Saturn and PlayStation in 1997, and was developed by Burst Studios.
The Saturn version of Spot Goes to Hollywood uses the same concepts and core gameplay seen in the original Spot Goes to Hollywood, but is otherwise a very different game, with completely redesigned levels better suited to the console. Many problems with the original game were addressed, with the camera being less obstructive and the level design being more focused. There is also a CD audio soundtrack.
Spot Goes to Hollywood is comprised of three worlds which are split into five stages each (the fifth being a boss). There is a bonus stage between each world.
|Bonus: Wild West|
The Saturn version of Spot Goes to Hollywood was considerably delayed, originally set to be released alongside a Sega 32X version in around October 1995, with the Mega Drive version debuting shortly afterwards. Instead, the Mega Drive version was released on time towards the end of 1995, while this Saturn version would spend a further year in development before being released towards the end of 1996/early 1997.
Spot Goes to Hollywood uses 3D rendered graphics produced with SGI workstations running 3D Studio. Everything was originally drawn on paper, being scanned into the SGI machines once the layouts and object placements had been mapped out. With progress on the Saturn version made, the technology would be ported down to the 32X and Mega Drive.
- Heather Barclay, Jerod M. Bennett, Jeff Berting, Jeanne Brinker, Jared Brinkley, Stuart Gregg, Ray Huerta, Mark W.J. Kelly, Mila Kelly, Martin McDonald, Patrick Moran, Tom Rademacher, Molly Talbot, Jannifer Terry, Michael B. Witt, Perry Zombolas
- Main article: Spot Goes to Hollywood (Saturn)/Magazine articles.
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ROM dump status
|637,671,888||CD-ROM (EU)||T-7001H-50 V1.400|
|637,744,800||1996-11-07||CD-ROM (JP)||T-7014G V1.000|
|637,671,888||CD-ROM (US)||T-7001H V1.000|
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- Computer & Video Games, "April 1997" (UK; 1997-03-12), page 84
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- Electronic Gaming Monthly, "December 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 32
- Sega Saturn Magazine, "April 1997" (UK; 1997-03-15), page 72/73 (72)
- Sega Saturn Magazine, "1997-02 (1997-01-31)" (JP; 1997-01-17), page 219 (221)