DescriptionMAD 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.
- "MAD Magazine's Official Spy vs. Spy" -- Manual/In-game title
Part of the Following Groups
|MAD Magazine's SPY VS SPY comes to life!||Commodore 64||Christopher Whittum (7)|
|Less than playable.||NES||Game22 (42)|
The Press Says
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|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||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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1001 Video GamesSpy vs. Spy appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
- Commodore Format
- November 1994 (Issue 50) – #25 The All-Time Top 50 C64 Games
- May 1985 (Issue 1) - #11 It's the Zzap! 64 Top 64!
Related Web Sites
- Spy vs. Spy (video game) on Wikipedia (article in the open encyclopedia)