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Spy Hunter (Apple II)

Spy Hunter Apple II Intro Screen

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Written by  :  Garcia (4783)
Written on  :  Sep 09, 2006
Platform  :  Apple II
Rating  :  3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars
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Summary

Brilliant James Bond-esque style action racer.....

The Good

* Game of skill and ability.

* Match wits with variety of different opponents.

* Armed with a cool selection of weapons in James Bond-esque/Knight Rider style to knock-out enemy agents. Oil slicks anyone!

* Colorful graphics and animations.

* Brilliant conversion from the arcade game with no major loss in game play.

The Bad

Played for hours, but never could reach the end!

The Bottom Line

Easy to play action/arcade racing game in James Bond-esque style.

The game begins by reversing off 'weapons van' (inspired by Knight Rider?) onto the open road later goes towards waterway containing a boathouse with a speed boat.

The standard car is armed with machine gun gun, used to eliminate enemy agents. By re-entering the 'weapons van' more weapons (like a missile to take out helicopters, smoke screen, oil slick, etc) are collected.

Terrain color changes as play progresses like the road/water branches and forks, contributing to the atmosphere and speed of the game.

Enemy agents are plentiful and challenging, but not impossible with the weapons at your disposal or tactics to outmaneuver them. Some are smarter than others, like onroad - bulletproof Road Lords, deadly double-ended Switch Blades and in water - Doctor Torpedo does as the name suggestions, so does our Barrel Dumper.