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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.


Spy vs Spy SEGA Master System Title Screen
Spy vs Spy SEGA Master System In Game #2
Spy vs Spy SEGA Master System In Game #1
Spy vs Spy SEGA Master System The screen gets dark after a spy is killed until he's resurrected.

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Sega Pro (UK) Apr, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Mean Machines Oct, 1992 88 out of 100 88
Génération 4 1987 75 out of 100 75
All Game Guide 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
S: The Sega Magazine May, 1990 68 out of 100 68
Sega Power Oct, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
VideoGame Feb, 1993 6 out of 10 60
Sega-16.com Sep 03, 2020 6 out of 10 60
Sega Does Nov 09, 2014 D- 16


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1001 Video Games

Spy vs. Spy appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


  • Commodore Format
    • November 1994 (Issue 50) – #25 The All-Time Top 50 C64 Games
  • Zzap!
    • May 1985 (Issue 1) - #11 It's the Zzap! 64 Top 64!

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