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 Commodore 16, Plus/4 FIGHT!
Spy vs Spy BBC Micro Black and White in the different rooms
Spy vs Spy Amstrad CPC White blows himself up
Spy vs Spy Apple II Here is what happens if you go to the airport without getting required items

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
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amstrad CPC Apr, 1990 88 out of 100 88
Mean Machines NES Nov, 1990 84 out of 100 84
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
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Feb, 1990 65 out of 100 65
Raze NES Feb, 1991 60 out of 100 60
The Video Game Critic Atari 8-bit Jun 28, 2003 C+ 58
The Video Game Critic NES Jul 02, 2000 C+ 58

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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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