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Spot Goes to Hollywood (Saturn)

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For the Sega Mega Drive game, see Spot Goes to Hollywood.

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Spot Goes to Hollywood
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher:
Developer:
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (22 tracks)
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,800 T-7014G
Sega Saturn
US
$? T-7001H
Sega Saturn
UK
£34.99More...[1] T-7001H-50
Sega Saturn
FR
?F T-7001H-50
Sega Saturn
DE
DM ? T-7001H-50
Sega Saturn
ES
?Ptas T-7001H-50
Sega Saturn
PT
?PTE$ STJVG0486
Sega Saturn
AU
$? ?




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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.

Gameplay

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.

Worlds

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.

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Pirate
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Bonus: Wild West
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Adventure
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Bonus: Prehistoric
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Horror
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Bonus: Sci-Fi

History

Development

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 afterwardsMore...[2]. 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 StudioMore...[3]. Everything was originally drawn on paper, being scanned into the SGI machines once the layouts and object placements had been mapped outMore...[4]. With progress on the Saturn version made, the technology would be ported down to the 32X and Mega DriveMore...[4].

Production credits

  • : 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


Magazine articles

Main article: Spot Goes to Hollywood (Saturn)/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

EGM2 US 29.pdfEGM2 US 29.pdf

PDF
Print advert in EGM² (US) #29: "November 1996" (1996-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #89: "December 1996" (1996-xx-xx)[5]

EGM US 091.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #91: "February 1997" (199x-xx-xx)

Hyper AU 038.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Hyper (AU) #38: "December 1996" (1996-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
87 №64, p166
40 More...[1]
60
48 №422, p32
55 №54, p65
77
83 №74, p84/85
82 №91
70 More...[6]
53 More...[7]
Sega Saturn
66
Based on
10 reviews

Saturn, US
SGtH Saturn US Box Back.jpgSgtH Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Cover
SGtH Saturn US Disc.jpg
Disc
Spotgoestohollywood sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
SGtH Saturn EU Box.jpg
Cover
Saturn, JP
SgtH Saturn JP Box Back.jpgSgtH Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
SpotGoestoHollywood Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
SpotGoestoHollywood Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
637,671,888 CD-ROM (EU) T-7001H-50 V1.400
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
637,744,800 1996-11-07 CD-ROM (JP) T-7014G V1.000
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
637,671,888 CD-ROM (US) T-7001H V1.000

References