Robots and Pencils, together with First Star Software, Inc. and Warner Bros. announced today that the landmark hit “Spy vs Spy” is now available for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, featuring the famous Black and White spies from DC Entertainment’s MAD Magazine with online and local multiplayer matches, 16 new embassies (plus the original 8), and a pixel perfect retro mode as well as a modern mode. “Spy vs Spy” is just $1.99 on the iTunes App Store.
Based on the original “Spy vs Spy” game, the iOS title brings back all the humor, action and fisticuffs that made the original an all-time, multi-million-unit-selling hit. This modern update takes the original gameplay as designed, developed, and published by First Star Software in 1984 for the Apple II, Atari 400/800 and Commodore 64, and adds HD visuals; support of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Apple’s GameCenter as well as four remixes of the original music and many other new features.
If you don’t succeed at first…spy, spy again.”–Alfred E. Neuman
“Spy vs Spy” is now available on the iTunes App Store. http://itunes.apple.com/app/
After shenanigans and capers a-plenty, Robots and Pencils, together with First Star Software, Inc. and Warner Bros. announced today that the landmark hit “Spy vs Spy” will be sneaking onto iPhones, iPod Touches and iPads this summer featuring the Black and White spies from DC Entertainment’s MAD Magazine.
Many outlets received a mysterious message which showed a new image for the Spy vs Spy game coming from Robots & Pencils.
I have been able to decode the above message thanks to the Old Fulton NY Post Cards which had the key (and also is just the alphabet backwards). It reads as follows:
“WHITE AND BLACK SPIES RESURFACE -(STOP)- IPAD -(STOP)- IPHONE -(STOP)
– IPOD TOUCH-(STOP) – ONLINE TWO PLAYERS -(STOP)- THIS SUMMER -(STOP)
– THIS MESSAGE WILL SELF DESTRUCT IN FIVE SECONDS -(STOP)”
“DSRGV ZMW YOZXP HKRVH IVHFIUZXV -(HGLK)- RKZW -(HGLK)- RKSLMV -(HGLK)
– RKLW GLFXS-(HGLK) – LMORMV GDL KOZBVIH -(HGLK)- GSRH HFNNVI -(HGLK)
– GSRH NVHHZTV DROO HVOU WVHGIFXG RM UREV HVXLMWH -(HGLK)”
While late to the party, Catch the Princess is a fantastically thought out game, with devious puzzles, and a dark and mysterious atmosphere. But while playing I couldn’t help but feel I’ve played this before. There’s nothing wrong with making similar games, the App Store is rife with duplicates and copycats. Catch The Princess straddles a fine line between homage and copycat with the popular game, Cut the Rope.