Sinclair User


Spy Hunter

Author: Chris Jenkins
Publisher: U. S. Gold
Machine: Spectrum 48K

 
Published in Sinclair User #86

Spy Hunter

Hard to remember that the coin-op original of this game came out in 1983. Some of us weren't even born then... er, quite. Anyway, this one's long overdue for a budget re-release, because although it's appeared on some compilations, it's still streets ahead of many flashier coin-op convs on sheer playability.

The format is dead simple; steer your heavily-armed spy car up the scrolling screen, barging and blasting the equally be-weaponed opposition and avoiding steering straight into the roadside or into the water. Exciting enough, but halfway through you get a boat instead, and all the excitement becomes waterborne.

Dead simple, looks and sounds pretty grotty, but in fact as good a blast-up as you could wish for.

Overall Summary

Classic car-racing shoot-'em-up which still plays well despite primitive look.

Chris Jenkins

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