An amusing variation on the old arcade zap-'em theme... In best Bond tradition, your car can even turn into a hydrofoil, which gives you the chance to confront a whole new set of villains and obstacles on water. Read Review
You are a world class spy driving for your life
in your ultra-equipped turbo-charged spy
mobile. The road is crawling with Enemy
Agents bent on your destruction. They'll stop
at nothing... so neither can you!
Manoeuvre your car with all the speed and
skill you can, always watching for the Road
Lord, the Switch Blade, the Enforcer and other
Enemy Agents as they try to stop you cold on
land and water. You must destroy them
before they destroy you!
Your Spy Hunter game starts as the Weapons Van rolls up from the bottom of the
screen and pulls over to the shoulder of the
road. The van stops and your Spy Car rolls
out of the back, armed with machine guns.
You then manoeuvre your car onto the road as the
When the game starts, it runs on a counter that
gives you 999 units to complete the first leg
of the course. You have an unlimited number of Spy
Lives (cars) during this time.
The road will branch and fork as you go. You
must be careful as you dodge and chase enemy
agents not to swerve off the road. If you do,
you'll lose one of your Spy Cars. When you lose
a Spy Car and you still have Spy Cars in reserve,
a Weapons Van appears from the bottom of the screen
and pulls over to the road shoulder to let the
new Spy Car rolls out of the back onto the road for
If you have no remaining Spy Cars, the game is over.
The terrain will change as you traverse the course.
Screen backgrounds will change colour as indication
of new terrain. As the course continues, you'll
come to a waterway. Here your Spy Car enters a
boathouse and automatically becomes amphibious and
skims along the surface of the water. Don't think
you're safe - the water is teeming with other Enemy
There is also a stretch of bridges and a stretch of
Icy Road in other screens.
A Weapons Van appears on the road, ready to supply your
Spy Car with the appropriate new weapon. To gain access
to the new weapons, you must "dock" with the Weapons Van.
To do this, allow the Van to pass you then get behind it
and drive up in to it. The Van will automatically let the
Spy Car roll out once the weapons have been transferred.
The weapons you have available to you at any given time
are displayed at the bottom right of the screen.
You can also use your Spy Car to destroy some enemy
agents by ramming them off the road for points.
The Road Lord has its own unique weaponry. They are:
The Road Lord (bulletproof)
Must be rammed off the road by Spy Car
Extended buzz-saw hubcaps to slash cars
Dumps barrels in water ahead of Spy Boat
Fires a shotgun
The Copter (Mad Bomber)
Drops bombs onto Spy Car
Fires torpedoes at Spy Boat
Running off the road, or running into a screen boundary, at any
time will also cost you a Spy Car.
A - Left, S - Right, ] - Increase Speed, / - Brake, SPACE - Fire
ESCAPE - Pause On/Off