Excerpt: Spy vs. Spy was actually born in an American comic around 40 years ago; it’s a piece of trivia that we only picked up recently. We do have fond memories of the 8-bit game though, whether it was the Commodore 64 version or the Spectrum version, we just cannot remember, but we do have memories of it being quite a good laugh. Now to the remake. Spy vs. Spy is a silly title, be it a book, movie, comic strip or game, but there’s plenty of logic in this title.
Excerpt: Seriously - why bother? Why remake a game that sits as a classic memory in the minds of older gamers if you're just going to knock out a pile of garbage like this? Why not just leave it alone? Memories and emulation do exist, you know. That's not to say that remaking old games is a bad thing. Because it isn't. In the case of Spy vs Spy though, it is. It really, really is. The fact that effort was put into it is upsetting.
Excerpt: Now this is a tough one to call. The original Spy vs. Spy for the NES was one of the finest games on the system, in my opinion. Taken from the MAD strip of the same name, the game saw you pitting the White Spy against the Black Spy (or vice versa) and trying to beat the opponent to the punch by utilising a whole load of booby traps and insane weapons to stop them in their spying. Nineteen years later, the pair are back for more of the same.
Summary: As you may have gathered from the review Spy vs Spy for Xbox and PS2 is a poor game. Nostalgia may convince you to go and buy it but if it really draws you in that much I suggest a rental at the most - at least you'll be rid of it in two days - not even its budget price rescues it. You owe it to yourself to dodge this game like you would dodge a ticking time bomb because you'll only be disappointed.
Excerpt: Spy vs. Spy… what’s all that about then? I will admit I never knew anything about Mad Magazines and the oh-so-cool black and white spies before playing this game. After playing the game and searching a few sites for info on the whole Spy vs. Spy craze the one thing that kept popping into my head was “why has there not been that many games made about these little guys” and the more I thought of it the more perfect it seems for a madcap game in the virtual universe.
Excerpt: APRES UNE PAUSE SUR CONSOLES 16 BITS, NOS ESPIONS SONT DE RETOUR DANS UNE NOUVELLE VERSION DE CE JEU MYTHIQUE. Toujours aussi déjantés et maîtres dans l'art de la fourberie, la mission donnée est simple : récupérer les informations top secrètes tout en pourrissant les espions rivaux !
Excerpt: A l'origine, Spy Vs Spy est une BD sévissant depuis une quarantaine d'années sur le célèbre magazine MAD. Même si son auteur, Antonio Prohias, est décédé en 1998, son oeuvre continue de passionner de nombreux fans et il était donc normal que des jeux reprennent cette licence. Ce fut chose faite il y a de cela quelques années avec, entre autres, l'apparition de Spy Vs Spy sur Master System et Nes. Aujourd'hui, les espions sont de retour sur PS2 et Xbox.