Hot Spot X

1.22 20 May 2006

Remake of Mac OS Classic puzzle game.

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Developer website: Malarkey Software

Hot Spot X is a modern remake of an old Mac OS Classic game called Hot Spot. You have a game board that consists of four concentric rings around a center spot (check out the screenshots). You also have 32 game tiles consisting of two tiles each of every combination of four colors and four symbols (2 x 4 x 4 = 32). The object of the game is to place a tile in that center spot by working your way in from the outer rings by followingc certain rules:
  1. Tiles cannot match their neighbors in symbol or color.
  2. Tiles in the inner rings must match one of the parent tiles they are connected to by color and the other by symbol.
To date, I have not been able to complete a game yet but I've gotten pretty darn close.

What's New

Version 1.22:
  • Fixed: Bonus points for a perfect game not awarded when applicable.
  • Keyboard shortcuts now usable when presented with a dialog sheet to start a new game, end the current game, or continue with the current game (which appears when you've run out of moves). Basically, instead of say, pressing the button to start a new game, you can use command-N and so on.
  • Forgot to mention the score penalty for undoing moves. If anyone has an opinion about whether there should be one or if it should be less, please feel free to e-mail me.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later

Ratings

Overall
(4)
Current Version (1.x)
(4)

Details

Downloads
6,103
Version Downloads
2,309
Type
Games / Puzzle
License
Free
Date
20 May 2006
Platform
OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price
Free