Plotting (video game)

Plotting is a tile-matching puzzle video game published by Taito in 1989. It is called Flipull (フリップル, Furippuru) in Japan as well as in versions for the Famicom and Game Boy, and Plotting in versions for the Atari ST, Amiga, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, GX4000 and ZX Spectrum. All are based on an arcade game which is known as Flipull (フリップル, Furippuru) in Japan and Plotting elsewhere. The game bears strong graphical and some gameplay similarities to Puzznic.

Flipull/Plotting
Plotting Amiga Cover Art.jpg
Amiga cover art
Developer(s)Taito
Publisher(s)Taito
Platform(s)Arcade, Atari ST, Amiga, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, GX4000, ZX Spectrum, Famicom, Game Boy
ReleaseArcade
  • WW: 1989
Famicom
  • JP: December 15th, 1989
Game Boy
  • JP: March 16th, 1990
  • NA: April 1990
Atari ST, Amiga, C64, Amstrad CPC, GX400, ZX Spectrum
Genre(s)Puzzle
Mode(s)Single player, 2 player Versus
Arcade systemTaito L System hardware

GameplayEdit

 
Arcade screenshot

ReceptionEdit

In Japan, Game Machine listed Plotting on their August 1, 1989 issue as being the eighth most-successful table arcade unit of the month.[1] The game was ranked the 23rd best game of all time by Amiga Power.[2]

LegacyEdit

In 2005, Plotting was rereleased for Xbox, PlayStation 2, and Microsoft Windows as part of Taito Legends.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Game Machine's Best Hit Games 25 - テーブル型TVゲーム機 (Table Videos)". Game Machine (in Japanese). No. 361. Amusement Press, Inc. 1 August 1989. p. 21.
  2. ^ Matt Bielby; Stuart Campbell; Mark Ramshaw; Bob Wade; Trenton Webb; Gary Penn; Andy Smith; Maff Evens (May 1991). "This is Amiga Power: Amiga Power's All-time Top 100 Amiga Games". Amiga Power. Future Publishing. p. 7.
  3. ^ Clayman, David (October 7, 2005). "Taito Legends Hands-On". IGN. IGN Entertainment. Archived from the original on October 13, 2005.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)

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