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Spy vs Spy (NES)

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Description

MAD magazine’s comic strip of the same name comes to life in this game which was designed for one or two players. The split-screen shows both spies at the same time. Play with a friend or against the machine.

The black spy and the white spy are out to outsmart each other before the time bell rings. Find the needed objects (money, passport, secret plans and airport door key) by searching rooms in the embassy, which include desks, file cabinets and other furniture. Foil your opponent by setting creative booby traps in the various rooms (a bomb in a dresser drawer, for instance). Traps can be disarmed with objects found in rooms (a water bucket from a firebox on the wall will disarm the bomb in the prior example). When all the items are together in the secret briefcase, head for the airport door.

Fights ensue when both spies enter the same room and are armed with clubs.

Screenshots

Spy vs Spy NES Title screen
Spy vs Spy NES Found something on a rack
Spy vs Spy NES Starting the game
Spy vs Spy NES Game mode and difficulty levels

Alternate Titles

  • "MAD Magazine's Official Spy vs. Spy" -- Manual/In-game title

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User Reviews

Less than playable. Game22 (42) 0.83 Stars0.83 Stars0.83 Stars0.83 Stars0.83 Stars

The Press Says

Mean Machines Nov, 1990 84 out of 100 84
All Game Guide 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
The Video Game Critic Jul 02, 2000 C+ 58
1UP! Jun 21, 2013 46 out of 100 46

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Spy vs. Spy appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

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Jeanne (75635) added Spy vs Spy (NES) on Sep 30, 2002
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