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Spy vs. Spy 2

• Publisher: First Star Software
• Developer:
Data Byte
Release Date: 1985
Code:
Mike Riedel
GFX: Unknown
Music: Nick Scarim

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 92%
Our Game Rating: 92%
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> SPY VS. SPY 2: THE ISLAND CAPERS by First Star Software


• Completed & Reviewed by Neil Collins

Spy vs. Spy II: The Island Caper by First Star is the second of the spy trilogy of games. It's very much more of the same, but with better graphics. This time the two spies do battle on a tropical island. The rules are very much the same as in the original game, but with different traps and landscapes. The aim is to collect three pieces of a missile, put it together and then escape the island. The graphics are very good and it plays very well. It contains the same comic book violence that featured in the original, which is great fun to play against a friend or the computer opponent. If you liked the first game then you will no doubt like this game too.


Ah! What's that?


It's that cheeky White spy!


"GIGGLE GIGGLE"


Oooo... what's that popping up?


"Well hello there"


A quick peck on the cheek...


...and the White spy decides to follow the fun...


...and dive off into the sea.


The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: I played it a few times to get a feel of what to do before tackling the computer opponent on the hardest skill level. Once all parts of the missile were constructed, I searched for the exit - which in this game is a submarine located just off the shore.

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: The end sequence shows the victorious spy climbing onto the submarine while chuckling to himself. In James Bond style, a glamorous lady appears from the submarine hatch and kisses the spy on the cheek. They both climb down into the submarine before it submerges into the ocean and zooms away from the island.

COMMENTS:

  • Neil: Very nice. It's just how you would expect it to end.

  • Vinny: I love the Spy vs. Spy games. All three of them are brilliant and great fun to boot. I'm glad that ZZAP! 64 magazine also agreed and gave this one an overall score of 92% - which it most certainly deserved. It's a well designed game with some clever touches throughout.

    The ending is typical of the Spy vs. Spy trilogy, but still very well executed and completes the game really well. I'm going for 6/10 on this one as I feel it has a little more to offer than the first instalment.

  • Brendan Phoenix: Used to love the music on this one as well. You know what? Never played this on 2 player mode - being an only child and all! None of my mates were into it either.

    Good little animated ending though.

  • Andy Vaisey: Never liked this as a 1 player, but as a 2 player game it was a hoot! Nice little ending.

  • Andrew Fisher: I loved the way the ending of each game leads on to the next one...

    Nice little sequence, didn't enjoy the game as much as the original even with the more varied traps.

FINAL SAY: Another quality game with a neat little ending.

G.E. RATING: 5.5 / 10

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