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Spy vs Spy (ZX Spectrum)

Spy vs Spy ZX Spectrum Title screen

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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.

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Spy vs Spy ZX Spectrum Main menu
Spy vs Spy ZX Spectrum Dead
Spy vs Spy ZX Spectrum The Black Spy is beating me to death while I'm desperately searching for the key to hit back.
Spy vs Spy ZX Spectrum Title screen

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Sinclair User Aug, 1985 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Crash! Aug, 1985 93 out of 100 93
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Apr, 1990 82 out of 100 82
Sinclair Programs Sep, 1985 71 out of 100 71

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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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Martin Smith (63168) added Spy vs Spy (ZX Spectrum) on Sep 05, 2004
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