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What action fan hasn't wanted to be a spy, involved in international espionage? That's part of what makes Super Spy Hunter, well, super. That and the great graphics, huge bosses, and fancy power-ups. They said a sequel could never match Spy Hunter - never say never again.
Contra in a car. Spy Hunter is one of my favorite arcade games. The NES plays a good version, but there hasn't been a great port on any home system. Super Spy Hunter, however, really took advantage of the NES by offering more distinct levels, big powerups, and huge bosses. Pick it up if you find a copy. You won't be disappointed.
All is not
perfect, though, as the difficulty, while initially fair, becomes almost
unreasonable in the later stages, especially with the road traps
that require some trial and error to handle. Graphically, the visuals
impress and the soundtrack is rocking, even managing to work in a
variation of the theme from Peter Gunn that the original game was
famous for utilizing.
So overall Super Spy Hunter is another excellent title for the NES and tons better than the original Spy Hunter cartridge. Those that have fond memories of the arcade original will feel right at home, and the fast and furious action will satisfy any shooter fan. Even the difficulty issues do detract too much from the overall experience. Anyway you look at it this title is yet another incredible late release for the NES and another hidden treasure that's worth tracking down.
Super Spy Hunter has its own flaws – questionable hit detection, overly long stages, etc. – but the generous fast-paced action more than makes up for them. If you’re bitter from previous experience with Spy Hunter, like I was, don’t let that stop you from checking out its much-improved sequel. Turns out, crappiness doesn’t have to run in the family.
Super Spy Hunter is an awesome hidden gem in the NES library and redeems its awful predecessor. High production values, a great soundtrack, and tight gameplay make Super Spy Hunter an awesome addition to any NES library.
Super Spy Hunter is radically cool! I liked the arcade coin-op, so this addition to the NES library is welcome! the graphics are excellent and the weapons are out of this world! The music is jamming (for a Nintendo), and the control is rock-solid. SSH's only fault is the 8-bit limitations.
Set your sights on a fleet of high-tech cars and robot enemies in the super-speed sequel to the NES and arcade hit, Spy Hunter from Sunsoft. The city, desert, sky, water and assorted futuristic roadways are all crawling with villainous vehicles and it's your job to make the world safe again through six super stages.
Super Spy Hunter isn't a great game, but it's challenge and variety are an addictive combination.