Talk about a simple concept for a game – take a look at two pictures and spot the differences. That’s all there is to Namco-Bandai’s QuickSpot for DS, and while it seems pretty simplistic, the game achieves its goals of being enjoyable without requiring hours of your time. It’s simple enough for kids to pick up, but challenging enough (in the advanced settings) to keep any adult busy. Being that this is a DS title, and brain-builder titles are all the rage on the DS, the game is positioned as yet another brain-age type title. While playingQuickspot may not actually make you smarter, it gives you a good feeling to rip through yet another fast-paced round of puzzles, especially when those puzzles feature classic Namco-Bandai characters like Pac Man and the smiling Taiko Drums from Taiko Drum Master.
There are multiple modes in QuickSpot, from the simple “find x number of differences as quickly as possible” to the “fortune” mode, which creates your daily horoscope based on the differences you spot in images. If you’re up for a little fast and furious multiplayer action, there’s a couple of modes, the most enjoyable being “Time Bomb,” which has you passing the DS to the next player after you solve a puzzle.
All in all, QuickSpot’s not a bad bit of entertainment, especially for the recommended retail price of $19.99. With the variety of gameplay modes, multiplayer options and creative artwork, you’ll get your money’s worth.
- Overall: 7.5
- It’s surprisingly fun and addicting…and tough to beat for 20 bones.