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Sly Spy - Arcade

Publisher:Data East  ?              No-Intro:N/A
Developer:Data East  ?              GoodName:N/A
Year:1989              TOSEC:N/A
Category:Platform              MAME:slyspy
Controls:View              Commands:N/A
Game Manual:Download              Game Music:
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Also on: Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore Amiga


In game image of Sly Spy on the Arcade.
In Game
Title screen of Sly Spy on the Arcade.
Title Screen
Printed Circuit Board for Sly Spy.
Select Screen for Sly Spy.
Select Screen
Artwork for Sly Spy.
Game Over Screen for Sly Spy.
Game Over Screen
High Score Screen for Sly Spy.
High Score Screen
Arcade Cabinet for Sly Spy.
Arcade Cabinet Marquee for Sly Spy.
Arcade Control Panel for Sly Spy.
Control Panel
Advert for Sly Spy on the Arcade.

Sly Spy is a side-scrolling platform shoot-em-up which the player takes on the role of "Sly Spy"; a James Bond-esque secret agent who must fight his way through a terrorist group called 'CWD' to reach the final Boss confrontation and prevent a stolen nuclear missile being launched.

The player starts the game armed only with a pistol, and this has a limited amount of ammunition. Once the ammo has run out, players can only kick their enemies. Machine guns are occasionally dropped by defeated enemies and can be picked up and used. Also, "Golden Gun" components are sometimes dropped; there are six of these in total and once all have been collected, the player is rewarded with a very powerful golden rifle. This weapon kills all enemies instantly but will only last for twenty-five seconds, indicated by a meter at the top-right of the screen.

Most of the game's eight stages are platform-based, but there are also two underwater scuba levels and a motorbike chase. All of the game's end-of-level bosses reappear on the final 'underground lair' level.

While not officially licensed as a James Bond game, "Sly Spy" is unmistakably meant to represent both the Bond character and movie series. The Bond villain "Jaws" shows up at the end of stage two and another famous Bond villain, "Odd Job" also appears. Another memorable Bond reference is the use of a Shaun Connery impersonator who tells players that they have done a "Great job" upon completion of a level.

Game description from www.arcade-history.com

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