Conclusion: This is by no means a deep and involved game. For $20, payers are going to get exactly what they pay for. The combat is solid, and the exaggerated spy look/feel to the game gives it an extra something that sets it apart from other combat games. However, the modes aren’t varied that much, and the single-payer experience is weak at best, resulting in a title that will be a blast for a few days, and then fades to the back of a collection.
Excerpt: Spy vs. Spy was a staple of my youth for a few different reasons. Firstly, my older brother subscribed to MAD Magazine – a publication that featured all sorts of articles, comics and other bits of wacky content that were just compelling enough to drive me to sneak into his bedroom and pilfer stacks of it at a time.
Excerpt: Yes, this is the Spy vs. Spy from MAD magazine; The classic black spy versus white spy in a never ending struggle to punch each other in the face with a spring loaded boxing gloves, or set the ever popular anvil on the door and watch as hilarity ensues when it falls on the other guy's noggin. Well, not really.
Pros: A decent number of different gameplay modes...
Cons: ...but none of the modes are any fun, Poor gameplay, Single-player mode doesn't give you enough clues about what to do next, Classic mode is hardly classic, Graphics don't convey the style and flair of the original
Conclusion: Spy vs. Spy is a great little game which mirrors Mad Magazine characters perfectly. It's not groundbreaking, but it's fun, and that's the main key to remember. For the low price of Spy vs. Spy is retailing for it's definitely worth the few bucks.