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  • Summary: Based on the arcade classic, Spy Hunter combines explosive combat, action-racing, and mission-based game play as you drive the G-6155 Interceptor, capable of morphing on-the-fly into a jet-powered speed boat, jet watercraft, or motorcycle to escape and evade enemy fire. [Midway]
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  1. Positive: 25 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. 100
    It’s a well-crafted and loving tribute to the original, but it definitely spices up the action with a new millennium look and feel.
  2. From chasing down a hijacked Interceptor to protecting friendly forces or shutting down an enemy base, Spy Hunter rarely leaves you with less than four things to think about with each of the fourteen levels boasting some of the most exhilarating set-pieces your likely to have witnessed for some time.
  3. 89
    One of Midway's best arcade games in years because it provides an incredible level of racing thrills with a respectable quantity of blasting and action, but more to the point, it's not been messed up.
  4. The only problem is there just isn’t enough of it. [Nov 2001, p.108]
  5. What Midway has done so well is to clearly give the gamer arrows and clear circles to help define each goal. Although you can really fly through the levels at top speeds, these help indicators really keep the game moving at a fun pace without making things frustrating.
  6. All of the carnage is quite satisfying (you get all the old favorites, like oil slick, smoke screen, and missles, not to mention a beefed-up “Peter Gunn” theme).
  7. There's so much to like about Spy Hunter that it's a shame a few of the developers' design choices make it a chore to play through at times.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. NicholasJ.
    Apr 27, 2002
    10
    There is just one thing to say about this game: STUNNING. You go from running over bad guys to destroying ships. Buy this game.
  2. BlakeH.
    Oct 14, 2001
    10
    It's so beutiful, (sob) the explosions and BOOMs, this game rocks (fires flamethrower at car behind him).
  3. A.Wiped
    Nov 26, 2001
    10
    Good graficts and the idea is great.
  4. JJSnuzzy
    May 13, 2003
    8
    Its a great remake of the arcade version which is said to be locked into the game..I loved the smooth handling of the game but the objective clearing to move on to diffrent levels is probably the most annoyning thing about this game... Expand
  5. Jan 3, 2014
    7
    A remake of the 1983 game. A used copy is out there somewhere. Find and buy it. It's mindless fun, but can be quite difficult. Here's hoping Sony would re-release it on PSN Collapse
  6. Rohit
    Dec 25, 2002
    5
    Its not that great game. Rent it first then see if you like it. But I wouldn't buy it.