Spy vs Spy
By Robots and Pencils Inc.
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The landmark hit “Spy vs Spy”--a #1 hit on the iOS App Store--is now available for OSX.
SPY vs SPY is based on the original, multi-million unit selling, break out hit on the Commodore 64; Apple // series; and Atari 400/800 computers by First Star Software, Inc. It features online and local multiplayer matches, 16 new embassies (plus the original 8), and a pixel perfect retro mode as well as a modern mode, both with the famous black and white spies from MAD Magazine.
SPY vs SPY is the ultimate action/strategy game!
#1 iPhone app in USA, Canada, Australia, Mexico, New Zealand, and Poland
#1 iPad app in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Sweden
New for the Mac release is an upgraded combat system to complement the original, "brother versus brother" multiplayer allowing two people to play on the same keyboard (Robots and Pencils and First Star Software disclaim any responsibility for bruised limbs or hurt feelings!) just like the classic game, and device-independent multiplayer allowing players on iPhone and iPad to play with those on OSX.
✪ Online + local multiplayer support - sabotage and intrigue included
✪ 16 brand new embassies – for a total of 24
✪ Play alone in custom matches for all 24 embassies, each with 5 levels of difficulty – you select the IQ of the opposing spy
✪ Retina graphics
✪ New, full screen club-to-club combat in modern mode
✪ Modern & retro game modes – both featuring Simulvision™, Simulplay™ and your very own Trapulator™
✪ 5 types of booby-Traps - play as the famous black and white spies from MAD Magazine
✪ Integrated Game Center leaderboards and achievements
✪ Includes the original theme music plus 4 new remixes
HOW TO WIN:
Your mission: escape the embassy, top secret briefcase in hand. Remember, all else is but a mere distraction! You must locate and finally collect the missing passport, traveling money, key and secret plans before making your way to the airport door to board your plane - all before time runs out -all while placing booby-traps for your opponent, avoiding or defusing those set by him and engaging in club-to-club combat.
~~~~~ And the critics love it! ~~~~~
"Robots & Pencils have done a great job bringing a classic game over to iOS and fans of the original will be able to jump right back in the action with fresh visuals that only add to the original experience. For those players, it's a game that really lends itself to the pick-up and play style, and quick levels make it perfect for gaming on the go. The tutorial also makes it easy for someone who's never played Spy vs Spy to get started, laying out the details without taking too long. Overall, the game looks and plays great and anyone ready for a new iOS game to sink their teeth into should definitely check it out later this summer." - MTV Geek!
""For retroheads, this new iOS version looks set to bring back some warm and fuzzy memories, as - while it may sport upgraded graphics and new touch controls - it's effectively the same game you remember bashing away at on your C64 or ZX Spectrum." - Pocket Gamer
"These features and the strategic gameplay make Spy vs. Spy a fantastic remake and expansion of a classic game. Now, if we could just remember where we put that furshlugginer bomb..." - slide to Play
Original game designed, developed and published by First Star Software, Inc.
MAD, SPY VS SPY AND ALL RELATED NAMES AND CHARACTERS ARE TRADEMARKS OF E.C. PUBLICATIONS, INC. FIRST STAR SOFTWARE, INC. AND ITS LOGO ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF FIRST STAR SOFTWARE, INC. SIMULVISION™, SIMULPLAY™ AND TRAPULATOR™ ARE TRADEMARKS OF FIRST STAR SOFTWARE, INC. DEVELOPED AND PUBLISHED UNDER LICENSE FROM FIRST STAR SOFTWARE, INC. AND E.C. PUBLICATIONS. GAME DESIGNS AND CODE © 1984, 2012 FIRST STAR SOFTWARE, INC. ALL RELATED RIGHTS RESERVED.
What's New in Version 1.5
-Updated to be multiplayer compatible with iOS 1.5 version
It Is What It Is.
I’m seeing some bad reviews from some people who don’t seem to realize what this game is.
I had this game on my Commodore 64 back in the late 80s and early 90s, and my brother and I used to play it all the time. It isn’t entirely challenging — you set traps for each other, which the other person can see you doing, and you just generally try to out-maneuver the other player to the end — but it was enjoyable all the same.
So they’ve released an updated version, like a lot of developers have been doing lately, and it’s… well, it is what it is. It’s a Commodore 64 game from 1984. Some people complain that it isn’t full screen but, mind you, on a C64 screen you’re working with an effective resolution of 160x200. That would look, er, poor on a modern machine. Sure, maybe there’s a “modern” mode, but I’m betting that most of the people that are buying this are buying it for the 80s nostalgia rather than cutting edge, state-of-the-art gameplay.
It’s Spy vs Spy, and it’s the exact same game it was in 1984. That’s why I bought it, and why it’s worth the five bucks.