Not since Missile Command had you pointing rockets and Frogger gave you command of your own traffic-dodging amphibian has a game title been so damned literal. Namco Bandai’s QuickSpot has you doing just that; quickly spotting exactly which thing ain’t like the other. As two similar pictures appear on both screens, your jobis finding what’s different. The game turns you and your stylus into arbiters of normalcy, using the mighty circle as your only weapon against the tyranny of the divergent.
Sure that last statement is not without its hyperbole, but it’s easy to oversimplify a game where all you do is draw circles. QuickSpot’s charm derives from its pick-up-and-play style, and with a madcap pace that makes WarioWare seem like chess, the game is anything but simple. Your success will be judged not only by how fast, but how accurately you recognize and differentiate the visual abnormalities. Mastering all five areas of criteria is vital toyour unlocking of those coveted minigames you can play with up to eight friends.