Spy Hunter (A8)

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Spy Hunter
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Platform: Atari 8-bit
Year: 1984
Developer: Bally Midway Manufacturing Co., Inc.
For other games in the series, see Spy Hunter.

Spy Hunter is a driving game where you play a spy racing down the road in his ultra-fast sports car. You're trying to elude the villains like the Tire-Slasher and the Bulletproof Bully. Your car is equipped with machine guns and can be fitted with neat spy-gadgets like oil slicks and smokescreens. Later in the game you can also hop into a speed boat and cruise along a river.

Although the game has an interesting theme, the initial excitement wares off pretty fast. The roads are repetitive, there's only a small variety of enemies, and without an ending, your only goal becomes surpassing your previous high score.


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The title screen.

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Shooting my machine guns.

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Getting tag-teamed by a bulletproof bully and a tire slasher.

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Helicopters like to drop bombs on you.

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Things get even more dangerous in the water.

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The limo passenger takes aim.


The only song in the game is the Peter Gunn Theme originally composed for the spy television show by Henry Mancini. It is rendered on the Atari's POKEY chip.


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# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 Spy Hunter Theme Henry ManciniUnknown 1:36


(Source: Known song; game lacks credits)

Game Rip






Ripping 8 bit Atari music is a very complex process that is beyond the scope of this site.


  USA.svg   USA
Spy Hunter - A8 - USA.jpg
Title: Spy Hunter
Platform: Atari 8-bit
Released: 1984-??-??
Publisher: Sega Enterprises, Inc.
  UK.svg   UK
Spy Hunter - A8 - UK.jpg
Title: Spy Hunter
Platform: Atari 8-bit
Released: 1985-??-??
Publisher: Sega Enterprises, Inc., U.S. Gold, Ltd.


Spy Hunter
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Notable Songs Peter Gunn Theme
Notable Personnel Henry Mancini
Notable Companies Midway Games