Spy Hunter Free PC Game Download

Information on Spy Hunter free PC game and the remake of the classic arcade

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About Spy Hunter Free PC Game Remake

Spy Hunter is a free PC game and a remake of the original classic arcade game of the same name which was developed and published by Bally Midway in 1983.

The Spy Hunter remake featured here does a good job of staying faithful to the many of the aspects that made the original so popular and fun to play. Driving the familiar white sports car, players will travel up the highway racking up points and battling those nasty blue enemy agent cars, motorcycles and helicopters.

Along the journey you'll be able to quickly load up into the trusty weapon supply truck to get new weapons and gadgets to use in your fight against your menacing enemy vehicles.

Game Play & Features

The game play in the Spy Hunter PC remake is quite similar to that of the arcade version, however there are times during game play when it seems as though the enemies and other cars on the road are much more difficult to defeat or drive around than the arcade version.

Much like the original arcade version, the game screen and car speeds up the longer you drive up the road. It also features more daring enemy cars and more aggressive road hogs you'll need to avoid as well. 

The graphics of this arcade remake are respectable but they have not really been upgraded over the original arcade version. Overall it is a very worthy remake that can provide much enjoyment for those that are fans of the original.

Availability

This free Spy Hunter remake for PC is not available for many sites, but the sites that do host the download are fairly reliable. In addition to this remake of Spy Hunter, there are a number of other remakes that have been inspired by the original arcade Spy Hunter game. One such game which is quite popular is Highway Pursuit which can be found with a simple search on Google.

The remake of Spy Hunter game featured is free to play and download from the sites listed below. The downloads from these sites have been tested and confirm virus free at time of writing, but it is always best to run your own virus scan and security check when downloading anything from the Internet.

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More About the Classic Spy Hunter Arcade Game

The original Spy Hunter game is a top down vertical scrolling action/driving game that was released in 1983 by Bally Midway. Inspired by James Bond, the game was originally planned to have the James Bond name but proper licensing could not be acquired. In the game much like in the remake detailed above, players control a white sports car as the screen scrolls vertically with players steering left or right to avoid other cars on the highway and enemy agents trying to defeat them. The arcade version featured a steering wheel control, two speed gear shift and a foot pedal used to accelerate and keep the car moving forward.

The object of the game was quite simple, points are earned for traveling up the highway, the farther you're able to drive the more points that are earned. Points are also earned by defeating enemy cars and they are lost by accidentally forcing other "innocent" cars off the road.

The roads and terrain encountered changes the longer you are able to survive and at various times you will also have the ability to enter a supply truck that can equip you with additional weaponry and gadgets such as the ability to lay down an oil slick or smoke screen and also surface to air missiles to defeat the nasty helicopters that fly overhead. The game does not contain a true ending, that is, the road never ends and there is always the potential for someone to travel farther.

Over the years there have been a number of ports and fan remakes such as this one, these include ports to DOS, Nintendo Entertainment System, Atari 2600, Commodore 64, ColecoVision and many others.

There have also been four remakes or re-imaging of the game the 2001 Spy Hunter release for the PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox and Gamecube systems, and 3 sequels with the latest being released in 2012. The original 1983 release of Spy Hunter arcade game also has a sequel of its one in Spy Hunter II which was released in 1987.