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Description

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.

Screenshots

Spy vs Spy ZX Spectrum The Black Spy is beating me to death while I'm desperately searching for the key to hit back.
Spy vs Spy Apple II Black spy ran out of time. So sad
Spy vs Spy Sharp X1 Start of the game
Spy vs Spy Amiga Escape with the plane.

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Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

MAD Magazine's SPY VS SPY comes to life! Commodore 64 Christopher Whittum (7)
Less than playable. NES Game22 (42)

Critic Reviews

Info Commodore 64 Sep, 1984 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Amstrad Action Amstrad CPC Dec, 1985 90 out of 100 90
Atari ST User Atari ST Dec, 1989 8 out of 10 80
Génération 4 SEGA Master System 1987 75 out of 100 75
All Game Guide SEGA Master System 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
All Game Guide NES 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Feb, 1990 65 out of 100 65
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Jan, 1988 5.4 out of 12 45
Sega Does SEGA Master System Nov 09, 2014 D- 16

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

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

Awards

  • 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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