Spy vs Spy

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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 Amiga Room overview for black spy
Spy vs Spy ZX Spectrum Dead
Spy vs Spy SEGA Master System The screen gets dark after a spy is killed until he's resurrected.
Spy vs Spy Apple II Going up the ladder

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

MAD Magazine's SPY VS SPY comes to life! Commodore 64 Christopher Whittum (7)
Less than playable. NES Game22 (42)

Critic Reviews

Techtite Apple II 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Aug, 1985 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Crash! ZX Spectrum Aug, 1985 93 out of 100 93
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amstrad CPC Apr, 1990 88 out of 100 88
Amiga Joker Amiga Mar, 1990 82 out of 100 82
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Mar, 1994 80 out of 100 80
Sinclair Programs ZX Spectrum Sep, 1985 71 out of 100 71
All Game Guide NES 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Mar, 1988 24 out of 40 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Jan, 1988 5.4 out of 12 45

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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.

Awards

  • Commodore Format
    • November 1994 (Issue 50) – #25 The All-Time Top 50 C64 Games
  • Zzap!
    • May 1985 (Issue 1) - #11 It's the Zzap! 64 Top 64!

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