Spike

Moby ID: 12600
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The villain Spud has captured your girlfriend Molly! As the hero Spike you need to rescue her. She is being held in a cage at the top of the screen; you need to find the key to the cage, and climb your way to the top. The screen consists of a moving catwalk which has several floors and gaps in it you need to jump over. There is also a ladder which can be moved around allowing you to climb between the different floors of the catwalk. As the levels progress, several enemies also appear which will be attempting to stop spike from reaching the top of the screen. To help out, Molly will occasionally drop a bow tie; if you collect this, all of the enemies on screen will temporarily freeze. When you have collected the key and reach the cage at the top, the level is complete and you move on to the next round.

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Average score: 54% (based on 5 ratings)

Players

Average score: 3.7 out of 5 (based on 4 ratings with 1 reviews)

An enjoyable little game overlooked by time

The Good
The replay value is high. The vector graphics really have an appeal that you don't get on most games. The levels are challenging and will keep you busy, and of course it uses digitized voices which was very advanced for 1983.

The Bad
The controls take some time to get used to. Not much changes from level to level except more enemies.

The Bottom Line
This was a game that was truly ahead of it's time. It is a trip back to the past and is a hidden gem from the Golden Age of Gaming. It's easily on par with some of the great games that came out on the 2600 and is really an overlooked game on an underrated console. A must for any Vectrex owner!

Vectrex · by darthlobos1182 (2) · 2009

Trivia

This game had the rare feature of digitized speech. It would produce speech by quickly manipulating a synth voice to produce the sounds. The samples were very small and of very low bit quality.
"Oh No!"

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Game added by Servo.

Additional contributors: Scott Monster.

Game added March 28, 2004. Last modified October 11, 2023.