Developer: Virgin Interactive
Cool Spot may be the most surprisingly awesome game ever. The Cool Spot is the red dot on the 7-Up logo, but back then it was given limbs, a diddy-bop, and some cool shades to be transformed into a hero who shot soda bubbles like they were fireballs. The game’s surprisingly smooth graphics, genuinely enjoyable music, and challenging gameplay (including minigames that involved hopping on bubbles inside of a 7-Up bottle) were enough to overcome the commercial the game ultimately was. So hooray for product placement because one thing is for sure: After playing this, we never looked at a delicious, refreshing bottle of 7-Up the same way again.