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Spy Hunter

by Coleco
Colecovision
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  • ASIN: B000JKTSMM
  • Media: Video Game
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,190 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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The 1984 Coleco conversion of the hit Bally/Midway arcade game by the same title for the Colecovision game console and Adam home computer. Use joystick or Super Action controllers.

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1.0 out of 5 stars Like the Peter Gun music. That's about it really. August 29, 2012
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Spy Hunter
* Like the Peter Gun music. That's about it really. Doesn't really hold water

"Spy Hunter", a port of the 1983 arcade game, is one of those early arcade titles that simply doesn't hold up that well today. The game features high octace driving, where you battle various types of vehicles while trying to stay on the road and survive. Moving fans vans give you the option to get either oil and smoke, which enables your vehicle to spray either item causing people behind you to crash. Smoke has a better range though more finite while but oil lasts longer and is the better choice. If you last long enough you'll battle a helicopter that drops bombs and also you there is a boating section as well.

The game famously features the Peter Gun theme as its music. For years growing up, I always thought the Peter Gun theme was exclusive to "Spy Hunter", not realising it was music from an actual television show. Originally the developers wanted to use the James Bond theme but Midway couldn't get the licensing rights to do so, which led them to using the Peter Gun theme written Henry Mancini (who also wrote the Audrey Hepburn classic "Moon River", a la "Breakfast at Tiffany's").

Another game I had growing up, "Spy Hunter" features a spy who must travel down the freeway, fighting off helicopters and other hostile vehicles, all the while protecting civilians. The car is G-6155. IGN thinks the G-6155 is as cool as Sophia from "Blaster Master". What are they thinking?

Anyway, in the NES version you can actually drive on the grass and water with the car. Eventually the game loops after a few different segments, and also features a boat sequence where you go off into a boathouse and cruise the river.
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