Spy Hunter II

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Spy Hunter II
Spy Hunter II arcade flyer.jpg
Sales flyer picturing the arcade cabinet and the split screen at the bottom
Developer(s) Bally Midway
Publisher(s) Bally Midway
Series Spy Hunter
Platform(s) Arcade
Release 1987
Genre(s) Vehicular combat
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer
Cabinet Upright, sit-down

Spy Hunter II is an arcade game released by Bally Midway in 1987 as sequel to Spy Hunter. It was much less successful than the first game and was not ported to any contemporary systems. George Gomez, who designed the original, said of the sequel "It was horrible and obviously done by someone that didn’t understand the first game." [1]

Gameplay[edit]

Play is similar to the original Spy Hunter but takes place in a 3D overhead behind the car view. The player can obtain several weapons just like in the original Spy hunter such as oil slicks, missiles and smoke screen. The game also includes a two player co-operative mode where the players can help each other out. The arcade cabinet uses a single monitor divided by a bezel and two steering wheels.[2] Both the cabinet and in-game design were previously seen in Bally Midway's Max RPM, released the year before.[3]

Home versions[edit]

Spy Hunter II was included on the collection Midway Arcade Treasures 2.[4] The game was also included in the 2012 compilation Midway Arcade Origins for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.[5]

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