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MAD Magazine's SPY VS SPY comes to life! Christopher Whittum (7) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 4.1
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.1
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.8
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 3.8
Overall User Score (18 votes) 3.9

Critic Reviews

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Commodore User (Aug, 1985)
The game has several play options. You can choose to play a multi-island game where the missile parts are hidden on several islands necessitating a swim in the shark-infested waters. You can also choose to have your get-away sub parked conveniently beside the island or, for the advanced player, have it appear at random somewhere in the waters surrounding the islands. (...) At £9.95 for Spy I and Spy II this has got to be the best value new release of the year.
[Budget] A hilarious slapstick comedy classic, sporting superb one or two-player action and an utterly fab tune. A C64 classic that simply shouldn't be missed.
Info (Sep, 1984)
True to the MAD magazine comic strip, these well known spy guys bounce back from repeated slayings and set backs. Fortunes change in favor of one spy and then the other as the two run through a maze of rooms in an embassy searching for the items needed to complete their missions. Two players can play simultaneously or the computer will be the black spy operating on the intelligence level you select. Remember where you set your booby traps (four varieties) or suffer the derision as the surviving spy snickers one last time before escaping in his spy plane.
The split-screen graphics are very good - watch the spies laughing - and in the background a tune plays menacingly. The game is great fun when played with two people, and becomes a battle of wits!
Commodore Format (Mar, 1994)
SVS1 was a lovely little game, based on the antics of MAD comic's two secret agents, out purely to kill each other with various devices, traps, bombs, snares, and other tricks.
Commodore User (Dec, 1984)
The key to success in Spy is to keep an eye on what your opponent is doing at the same time as planning your own strategy. Spy Vs Spy is a sure fire hit and welcome addition to any 64 owners' games collection.
Your Computer (Mar, 1985)
Although Spy vs Spy is no more than a maze adventure of the collect-the-object-and-escape variety, the split-screen graphics and animation are very good. You can watch what nasty surprises your opponent is preparing for you on his screen and take evasive action by collecting the right object to protect you from it — umbrellas hidden behind coatracks are the only answer to the old bucket-behind-the-door trick.