Spy vs. Spy

• Publisher: First Star Software
• Developer:
Data Byte
Release Date: 1984
Code: Mike Riedel
Music: Nick Scarim

Our Game Rating: 86%


FILE: spyvsspyend.zip

> SPY VS. SPY by First Star Software

Completed by David Craddock
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

I was a big fan of Spy vs. Spy when they appeared in the old MAD comics back in the 70's; crazy antics from both black and white spies left me in fits of laughter. So when I heard that a Commodore 64 game depicting the antics of my favourite MAD characters was being released, I was a little chuffed to say the least!

Okay, so it isn't a particularly hard game to complete, but the ending is worth another look ...

White Spy finally makes it to the exit ...

... and makes dash for his aeroplane.

Before he gets in he decides to have a quick laugh at the Black Spy ...

... and then hops into his aeroplane ...

... making a smooth take-off through the game play panel!! The End!

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: A few words from David Craddock: "For once I didn't need to cheat as the first skill level is very easy. It literally took me just over 2 minutes to complete (and I'm sure it can be done much quicker !). I have previously completed the harder levels and the ending is exactly the same so I went for the easy option :)"

Once your spy has gathered all the required items, he is able to exit though the airport door (see 1st screen shot above). He then makes a run for it towards his aeroplane but stops for a second to let out a snigger or two.

He enters the aeroplane and then takes off out of the game play panel - nice little touch.

I was very impressed by this ending when I first saw it 22 years ago! It tickled my fancy and gave off the right vibes. Admittedly, it isn't going to impress everyone and probably could have done with a game ending tune, but I was satisfied.

FINAL SAY: If for some strange reason you couldn't complete the game, then download the ending and have a peek (",)

G.E. RATING: 5 / 10

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