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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 NES Found something on a rack
Spy vs Spy Amstrad CPC White loses the fight
Spy vs Spy Sharp X1 You never know when an umbrella might come in handy

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)

The Press Says

Crash! ZX Spectrum Aug, 1985 93 out of 100 93
Mean Machines NES Nov, 1990 84 out of 100 84
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Apr, 1990 82 out of 100 82
Atari ST User Atari ST Dec, 1989 8 out of 10 80
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
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Mar, 1988 24 out of 40 60
The Video Game Critic NES Jul 02, 2000 C+ 58
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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