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Spots
Startscreen of game
Game No. 383
Developer Keith Suddick
Company
Publisher Argus Specialist Publications Ltd
Musician
HVSC-File
Release 1989
Platform C64
Genre Gambling, Yahtzee
Gamemode up to 4 players (in turns)
Operation Icon Port2.png{{{Width}}}
Media Icon disk525.png Tape-icon.png
Language Language:english
Information * Commodore Disk User 1989/01-02
* Your Commodore 1990/01 (Tape #01)
* Your Commodore 1991/10 (Tape #22)


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Description[edit]

Spots is a variant of the famous gamble game Yahtzee. It can played with 2 to 4 players over the joystick in port 2. A single player can play, but they must be accompanied by at least one computer player.


Notable Differences

  • Spots is played using 6 dice instead of the regular 5 dice
  • Due to the extra dice, a player is awarded one extra roll per turn
  • The "Full House" score in the regular game of Yahtzee is not present in this game.


Design[edit]

Spots is a solid dice game. It looks like programmed in BASIC with sprites (the dices and the hand cursor) and the normal C64 character set. A few sound effects and soft animationed sprites are also there.


A two player game

Hints[edit]

  • You can use the CTRL  key to get to the main menu.


The Spots instructions...
... part 2 ...



... part 3 (with scoring)...
... and part 4.



Solution[edit]

The idea of the game is to strategically roll the dice and bank the scores at the end of the turns such that you score as high as possible, and higher than all of the other players.

A bonus of 50 points is awarded for any player that scores a total of 69 points from the sum of scores in the categories Ones, Twos, Threes, Fours, Fives, and Sixes.

A bonus of 25 points is also awarded to each player on the completion of the game, however 5 points are deducted from this bonus for every score banked as a 0.

Cheats[edit]

Critics[edit]

Name: "No criticism". or Testuser: "No criticism".

Miscellaneous[edit]

Cover

"Cover"


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