Spy Hunter

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Rating: 4.75/5 stars (4 ratings)

Spy Hunter Instructions

Spy Hunter is controlled by using the mouse. Control your car by moving the mouse. Click the mouse button to shoot. The spacebar is used to pause the game.

Spy Hunter Walkthrough

Spy Hunter is a classic arcade game that was developed and published by Bally Midway. It was released in arcades in the year 1983. Spy Hunter was released in standard cabinet arcade machines as well as sit-down machines and featured a steering wheel control scheme. Spy Hunter also featured a rendition of the theme song from the television series, Peter Gunn. This classic game went on to spawn numerous port and sequels including Spy Hunter II (1987) and a more recent version of Spy Hunter (2001) for the consoles of the time, the Playstation 2, Gamecube, and Xbox. This Flash version of Spy Hunter is not a perfect port, but does feature gameplay similar to the original as well as the Peter Gunn theme music.

The objective of Spy Hunter is to drive down the highway and survive for as long as possible. You will have to evade (or destroy) traffic and enemies that are sent to stop you. Unlike the classic game, destroying civilians vehicles does not invoke a penalty in this Flash game; instead, you earn a small number of points for harming innocent bystanders! If your enemies manage to destroy your car, you will lose a life. When all three lives are lost, the game is over.

Another difference between this Flash version of Spy Hunter and the original arcade game is the lack of powerups. There are no weapons vans that will drop additional weapons or supplies, so you are stuck with your machine gun for the duration of the game. It should also be noted that unlike the classic game, your score will not increase for simply driving; you will have to destroy enemies and civilian vehicles in order to score points.

This Flash version of Spy Hunter is a decent homage, but fans of the original may be disappointed. This Flash game is still an excellent alternative if you cannot be bothered to find a ROM of the classic game, however!

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