SPY vs SPY
featuring Simulvision™, Simulplay™ and the Trapulator™

SPY vs SPY released for Apple’s iOS in 2012

Based on the original, multi-million unit selling, break out hit on the Commodore 64; Apple // series; and Atari 400/800 computers by First Star Software, Inc. the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad versions feature online and local multiplayer matches, 16 new embassies (plus the original 8), and a pixel perfect retro mode as well as a modern mode, both with the famous black and white spies from MAD Magazine.

Named “New and Noteworthy” by Apple, SPY vs SPY zoomed to the top of the charts becoming the #1 Top Paid iPhone/iPod touch App and the #2 Top Paid iPad App in the United States. SPY vs SPY was also the #1 Top Paid iPhone/iPod touch App in Australia, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, and Poland; and, the #1 Top Paid iPad App in Australia, Canada, Finland, New Zealand, and Sweden.

Online + Local Multiplayer Support - sabotage and intrigue included. 16 Brand New Embassies – for a total of 24. Play alone in Custom Matches for all 24 embassies, each with 5 levels of difficulty – you select the IQ of the opposing spy. Retina graphics for the new iPad and iPhone. New, full screen club-to-club Combat in Modern mode. Modern & Retro game modes – both featuring Simulvision™, Simulplay™ and your very own Trapulator™. 5 types of Booby-Traps - play as the famous Black and White spies from MAD Magazine. Integrated Game Center Leaderboards and Achievements. Includes the original theme music plus 4 new remixes. Universal app - play on iPad, iPhone, and iPod.

HOW TO WIN:

Your mission: escape the embassy, top secret briefcase in hand. Remember, all else is but a mere distraction! You must locate and finally collect the missing passport, traveling money, key and secret plans before making your way to the airport door to board your plane - all before time runs out -all while placing booby-traps for your opponent, avoiding or defusing those set by him and engaging in club-to-club combat.

History

First Star developed the first of its three games in its SPY vs SPY series to exploit its license of the popular cartoon series featured in MAD Magazine and included real-time animation, superb graphics, competitive game play and mad-cap action. The title’s appeal was greatly enhanced by First Star’s revolutionary, split-screen display, Simulvision™. This unique solution to head-to-head competition, invented by First Star, allowed both players to be active simultaneously, eliminating the need to alternate turns. Simulplay™, as supported by Simulvision™, enabled players to move about collecting items, setting traps (using the Trapulator™) and engaging in hand-to-hand combat if they entered the same play field. First published by First Star in 1984 for the Atari 4/800; C-64 and Apple II. The game was exceptionally well received worldwide, winning numerous awards, critical acclaim as an innovative, best-seller.

There were Amiga, Amstrad, BBC/Electron, and MSX computer versions of the first game in the SPY vs SPY series by the time the sequel was released. SPY vs SPY - Vol. 2 - "The Island Caper"™ was also released for the Atari 4/800; C-64 and Apple II by First Star while it enjoyed an equal success by our licensees which included: Sega Enterprises, Ltd.; Accolade; Kotobuki/KEMCO; EPYX; and, Zoomsoft.

Kotobuki, under license from First Star, released SPY vs SPY - Vol. 1 for the NES in North America. Kotobuki also shipped SPY vs SPY - Vol. 1 in Europe and achieved excellent sales there as well. The Game Boy version of SPY vs SPY was released first in Japan in June of 1992 and was then later published throughout the rest of the world and re-released in 1997. In February of 1999 First Star granted a worldwide license to Kotobuki for the Game Boy Color rights to SPY vs SPY - Vol. 1. Sega Enterprises, Ltd. licensed the Sega rights, throughout the world, for SPY vs SPY - Vol. 1 on their 8 bit Master System. They released the program in both Japan and Europe prior to its release in North America for Christmas 1988. SEGA renewed their license to this program for a fifth year due to continuing sales.

The third and last game in First Star’s SPY vs SPY series was SPY vs SPY-Arctic Antics. Release in 1987 by EPYX. Prior to the release on SPY vs SPY by Robots & Pencils for Apple’s iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, combined video game sales for the SPY vs SPY programs, worldwide, on various systems were about 2 million units.

MAD, SPY VS SPY AND ALL RELATED NAMES AND CHARACTERS ARE TRADEMARKS OF E.C. PUBLICATIONS, INC. FIRST STAR SOFTWARE, INC. AND ITS LOGO ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF FIRST STAR SOFTWARE, INC. SIMULVISION™, SIMULPLAY™ AND TRAPULATOR™ ARE TRADEMARKS OF FIRST STAR SOFTWARE, INC. DEVELOPED AND PUBLISHED UNDER LICENSE FROM FIRST STAR SOFTWARE, INC. AND E.C. PUBLICATIONS. GAME DESIGNS AND CODE © 1984, 2012 FIRST STAR SOFTWARE, INC. ALL RELATED RIGHTS RESERVED.

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