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Spy vs Spy announced for iOS

Warner Bros announced Spy vs Spy today, an iOS remake of the 1984 classic.

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The classic Spy vs Spy is hitting iOS devices this summer, based on the comic strip of the same name from MAD Magazine. The game is based on the 1984 title for Apple II, Atari 400/800, and Commodore 64, but offers updated visuals and a new soundtrack. And purists will be able to play with the original sound and graphics, as well.

As you might expect from Spy vs Spy, the goal is to set up a variety of traps to take down your spy opponent. The campaign mode includes the original eight "embassies" along with 16 new ones, or you can play online and local multiplayer for human opponents. The game also offers leaderboards and GameCenter achievements.

The game is being developed by Robots & Pencils, and published by Warner Bros. Take a look at the first gameplay trailer below.

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    July 9, 2012 2:00 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Spy vs Spy announced for iOS.

    Warner Bros announced Spy vs Spy today, an iOS remake of the 1984 classic.

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      July 9, 2012 2:16 PM

      Cool! Way so cool! I loved the Spy vs Spy on the Mad Magazine. Pity the artwork doesnt look a lot like Prohias. This should be b&w for full effect, but what do I know :)

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      July 9, 2012 2:45 PM

      Sweet!

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      July 9, 2012 2:46 PM

      nice!!

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      July 9, 2012 2:50 PM

      Awesome! I posted about Spy vs Spy a few days ago, that retro mode in the video brings back so many memories. Can't wait!

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      July 9, 2012 3:32 PM

      Hahaha! I remember this! I used to love electric trapping a door, then put a springboard trap just inside the room. COMBO!

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      July 9, 2012 3:42 PM

      I still remember playing SvS with my sister on the C-64.

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      July 9, 2012 4:00 PM

      Loved Spy vs Spy on the C64, played so many games! Love the traps. I never got into the 2nd one though.

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        July 9, 2012 4:38 PM

        There was actually at least 3 of them. The original one with the airport escape, SvS 2: Island Caper (where you built the rocket and escaped on the sub), and SvS 3: Artic Antics. I think I spent the most time with the second one -- lining up about 20 of the pitfall traps so when the a person would pop out of the hole and fall into another one next to it. Dirty :)

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      July 9, 2012 5:39 PM

      This is amazing. I was having some nostalgia the other day...used to play that so much.

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      July 9, 2012 5:52 PM

      DUDE

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      July 9, 2012 6:24 PM

      Spy VS Spy 2: The Island Caper was the first game I ever ordered (from a C64 magazine) and was the best of the 3 Spy VS Spy games IMO.

      The 1 VS. 1 multiplayer with the sliding difficulty selector was great and one of the first games I played where the AI felt like a real person.

      Curious to see how the iOS controls work with setting traps, like the lasso in the tree trap (which was sometimes tricky with a joystick and I often triggered it on myself.


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      July 9, 2012 6:32 PM

      wow, I played that game a ton on my Apple II

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      July 9, 2012 6:39 PM

      I remember renting the first one on the NES a bunch of times.

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      July 9, 2012 6:43 PM

      This is awesome! I have the Black Spy on my desk at home :D

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      July 9, 2012 6:56 PM

      the originals were brilliant. i broke many a joystick by jagging the shiv against opponents!

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      July 9, 2012 7:22 PM

      is this what you guys used to play?
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep8vYFzjEmg
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=477zE9xIOnw

      I remember that on an Apple IIe, it was monochrome though. Oh the memories!

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        July 10, 2012 6:08 AM

        I played the third one where they are in the snow with igloos

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      July 10, 2012 5:28 AM

      Love it!

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      July 10, 2012 6:09 AM

      i always wanted this game when it was on NES but never got to play it. I hope this doesn't let my childhood dreams down

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      July 12, 2012 6:21 AM

      This game was great on the Apple II. I didn't have enough friends interested in games at the time, but the few times I played with a friend it was a good time.