Databyte
Not Known
1988
Compilation
English
ZX Spectrum 48K
None

40
Tony Dillon
Chris Bourne

Racist undertones it may have, but the fact still remains. The black spy hates the white spy, and vice versa. Through the ages and pages of MAD magazine, they have relentlessly pursued each other in an endless attempt to wipe out one another.

Spy vs Spy, the computer game created a split screen two-player environment and was hailed as the best thing since Sam Fox lost her voice. The ideal of laying booby traps for each other in sophisticated attempts at mindless violence was widely loved, and so a market was created for sequels. Two were released. The first set our protagonists at one another's throats upon a desert island, and the second set them somewhere on the north pole. Both were loved, and now you can get these two, and the second sequel all on one tape. Now that's what I call a good buy.

The graphics have been well translated from the original artwork, and all the familiar explosions and stuff are here. The sound is pretty average, but it doesn't detract from the gameplay at all, so who's complaining?

A good value package, and one that will certainly please fans of the strip.

Label: Databyte
Author: First Star
Price: £9.95
Memory: 48K/128K
Joystick: various
Reviewer: Tony Dillon

Espionage mayhem with triple value. I think its good.

7/10