Embittered rivals White Spy and Black Spy return for more
comical sabotage in this action-espionage game based on the
characters made famous in MAD Magazine. Your mission is to
retrieve top-secret information, while trying to outwit and
outlast up to three friends (or enemies). Outlandish traps
and hazards abound...
like me, you were a fan of the MAD Magazine strip Spy
Vs Spy, you may also recall the old computer game that
was around in the '80s. I used to have a copy for the ZX Spectrum.
Now, while it wasn't a cutting edge affair, I still had plenty
of hours of fun setting traps and watching as my opponent
was electrocuted or smashed in the face with a giant boxing
glove. So, when this game dropped on my desk for review I
was almost drowned in a huge wave of nostalgia.
I was a little dubious as to how this game would measure up.
Thankfully, Global Star Software
has managed to pack all the fun of the comic strip into a
very enjoyable 3D platform game.
first level, which is also the training level, sees you running
around a mansion, opening safes and trying to outwit your
opponent. The second level sees
the circus come to town and you have to run around the big
top and local area in order to pick up plans, secrets and
as much money as you can. There are also plenty of mini games
that help to spice the game play up considerably. In the circus
level this includes a game of pairs using a large board and
catapult. Get all the pairs and this sets in motion a hidden
area of the game where you can collect an item in order to
progress further in the level.
levels include a robot factory, an oil rig, a haunted house,
a volcanic island and Area-51 (this is as far as we've got
any way) and the selection of weapons and enemies is fairly
interesting: monkeys in bumper cars, oil rig workers, crazed
robots, alligator firemen (go figure) and aliens are just
main disappointment with this game is that you can't save
it as you go along - it will only save for you once you've
completed a level. And on the oil rig level once you reach
the boss you have to destroy his vehicle and then him. If
he kills you then you have to go back and destroy his vehicle
again - which is a real pain.
graphics are big, bright and very colourful and the music
is fantastic too - capturing the essence of what Spy Vs
Spy is all about.
can also unlock features such as disguises and weapons. In
Mod-A-Spy Mode, go deep undercover donning the unlockable
disguises and fooling your foolish opponents. There are a
total of eight game modes including: Modern, Classic, Story
and five multiplayer modes such as Death Match, Armed and
Loaded, Get Mad, Last Man Standing and Run and Gun.
to this the fact that it is available for less than £20
and you have yourself a pretty entertaining game which is
great value for money.
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