QuickSpot DS


Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
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  1. It's surprisingly fun and addicting...and tough to beat for 20 bones.
  2. 75
    The single player doesn't last forever and the multiplayer modes are fleeting, but for $19.99, this is a great title and a puzzler that shouldn't be missed!
  3. It’s better than you think, but it's only to be played in small doses.
  4. Quickspot is bound to surprise any gamer who lingers long enough to play a few rounds. At $20, this delightful match game might not be the next Tetris, or Brain Age, but for what it accomplishes, its spot on.
  5. 40
    This is more in the line of a free Flash game on the web, or something Namco could have pitched at DS download kiosks.
  6. QuickSpot was a fantastic surprise. I hadn’t even heard of the game until the day it showed up for review, and it only took me ten minutes before I was hopefully hooked.
  7. Game Informer
    You can also play the Rapid play mode where you work under the clock with the Brain Age twist, but honestly, there isn't much else to this game. [Apr 2007, p.110]
  8. The gameplay gets bland quickly, and the data aspect seems like it was thrown in just for the hell of it.
  9. The biggest problem with the game is that there just isn't enough in either the single or multiplayer arena for hardcore puzzle players.
  10. QuickSpot has about as much lasting value as you'd expect from a game that is exclusively about spotting differences between two pictures, which is to say, not much.
  11. 70
    Despite the lack of variety, I found the game to be very addicting, and since most of the puzzles can be finished rather quickly, I found myself falling into the "one more puzzle" trap a lot.
  12. QuickSpot delivers exactly what it promises, nothing more, nothing less. Some may be disappointed with the lack of in-depth gameplay, but that's not what this game is about. For what it's intended to be, QuickSpot nails it.
  13. QuickSpot’s only flaw is its own unique concept. Like it or love it, there isn’t as much of a “game” in QuickSpot as you might find in other puzzlers.
  14. 74
    Namco did a really good job injecting variety into this simple, easy to grasp concept that still might not be enough for the hardcore gamer...but for those who love the occasional "casual game" experience, Namco's design turned out surprisingly decent.
  15. 60
    The game lacks in genuine long-term appeal due to the repetitive settings and modes, but still has enough to make it worth a look.
  16. Nintendo Gamer
    Absolutely cast iron guaranteed to make you smile. [May 2007, p.60]
  17. Nintendo Power
    It may seem like a bit of a stretch to make a full-blown DS title about finding the differences between two nearly identical drawings. And it is. [Apr 2007, p.87]
  18. QuickSpot is charming, short, simple, and – best of all – affordable.

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  1. WilliamB
    Jan 19, 2010
    If you don't like spot the difference puzzles, don't pick this up, but if you do, this is about as good as you can get. The game If you don't like spot the difference puzzles, don't pick this up, but if you do, this is about as good as you can get. The game has a charming childish feel to it, both in the music, which is mostly poppy, electronic renditions of classical works, and the graphics. There are enough puzzles to keep you going for a while, and enough unlockable extra modes, like scrolling or animated pictures, to mix it up. Granted, some of the features are mere gimmicks, but know what plays a DS to get their fortune told anyway. Full Review »