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Let's Compare Spy Hunter
« on: March 17, 2013, 21:23:21 PM »
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Re: Let's Compare Spy Hunter
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2013, 16:44:19 PM »
Great Game, some really good conversions. The Coleco version is the most faithful that I have played. The Nes really was lacking. GameBoy Advance looks really close as well.

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Re: Let's Compare Spy Hunter
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2013, 16:48:27 PM »
I absolutely love Spy Hunter but don't actually own a single home version of it!  :o

I used to play the crap out of the BBC Micro version at school when I should have been working and remember it well from the arcades too.

The Atari XL/XE version is excellent, I play it from time to time via emulation if I need a fix.

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Re: Let's Compare Spy Hunter
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2013, 16:56:38 PM »
I wondered how the Atari XL/XE version was as I'm not sure I spent much time playing the C64 game.

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Re: Let's Compare Spy Hunter
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2013, 17:13:44 PM »
I've never played this, even on the 2600.  It does look like a fun game, though.

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Re: Let's Compare Spy Hunter
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2013, 17:30:26 PM »
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I've never played this, even on the 2600.  It does look like a fun game, though.

WOW! I can't believe that! Can't be many classic you haven't played Trek?

I really must hunt down (pun intended!) the 2600 version myself.

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Re: Let's Compare Spy Hunter
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2013, 17:32:12 PM »
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I've never played this, even on the 2600.  It does look like a fun game, though.

WOW! I can't believe that! Can't be many classic you haven't played Trek?

I really must hunt down (pun intended!) the 2600 version myself.

I don't even remember seeing this in the arcade back then!  I need to track down the 2600 version or at least a ROM to play using the Harmony Cart.

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Re: Let's Compare Spy Hunter
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2013, 20:39:26 PM »
Hammered this as an A8 owner and did the same again when i moved to the C64.Probably why i never bothered to put much time to it on the Midway comp.on Xbox.

2600+BBC versions look impressive for the hardware, not keen on Speccy ver.Sprites look too big.

Picked up the reboot on PS2, full price, day 1 release........yes, welllmoving swiftly on.

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Re: Let's Compare Spy Hunter
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2013, 20:51:26 PM »
For an absolutely excellent Spy Hunter clone for the Atari ST and Amiga then look no further than Major Motion:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpwme4k1N6Q

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Re: Let's Compare Spy Hunter
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2013, 00:28:58 AM »
That does look great!

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Re: Let's Compare Spy Hunter
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2013, 16:56:17 PM »
There was also a version included in MS Excel as an Easter Egg lol. I played the arcade version but there are a few up there that would give the arcade machine a run for its money such as the Apple 2, Atari 800XL and Coleco versions but I must say the Gameboy Advanced version looked very impressive :)


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Re: Let's Compare Spy Hunter
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2013, 19:22:00 PM »
I played Spy Hunter 2 recently on the new Midway collection for Xbox 360. It's a rubbish game and not a patch on the original.

Sorry about the crap video, only one I could find.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xkvi1ekXLsk

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Re: Let's Compare Spy Hunter
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2013, 00:37:03 AM »
I have Spyhunter II for the Nes. It plays better then the first one on the Nes.

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« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2013, 12:53:12 PM »
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I have Spyhunter II for the Nes. It plays better then the first one on the Nes.

Would that be this game?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqZKLNaYIiw

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Re: Let's Compare Spy Hunter
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2013, 13:00:33 PM »
Yep, I knew Spy Hunter II did not sound right. It was late last night when I was typing. At least Super Spy Hunter lets you play longer.  Spy Hunter on the Nes has such cheap gameplay. You can't hit anything without crashing. Bump a car and you crash.