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[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.
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!
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.
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.