Spy Hunter II [Model 0B75]

A 30-year-old Arcade Video Game PCB by Bally Midway Mfg.

Spy Hunter II [Model 0B75] screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

Information for the following ROM(s): spyhunt2 spyhunt2a

DESCRIPTION

Spy Hunter II © 1987 Bally Midway.


Driving/shooting game using a 3-D perspective from behind and above the car. The car can attain several different weapons up to four at one time. Two players may play at the same time cooperatively.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

PICTURE :
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Spy Hunter II [Model 0B75] the Arcade Video Game PCB
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Game No. 0B75
Bally Midway MCR 68k hardware

Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 7.7238 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Motorola M6809 (@ 2 Mhz), 68000 (@ 8 Mhz)
Sound Chips : (2x) DAC

Players : 2
Control : paddle
Buttons : 7

TRIVIA

Spy Hunter II was released in March 1987.

The game was not successful for Bally Midway, in fact Spy Hunter II is widely considered by gamers as one of the worst sequels ever made. The game's use of a 3-D perspective from behind and above the car in place of an overhead view used in the original was an unpopular one. Though it created more realism, many fans preferred the original and as a result it never went into large scale production.

Peter Gunn theme music plays throughout the game.

SERIES

1. Spy Hunter [Model A27] (1983, Arcade)
2. Spy Hunter II [Model 0B75] (1987, Arcade)
3. Spy Hunter (2001, PS2)
4. Spy Hunter - Nowhere to Run (2006, XBOX/PS2)
5. Spy Hunter (2012, 3DS/Vita)

STAFF

Game Design : Gary Oglesby, Tom Leon, Brian Colin
Lead Programmer : Gary Oglesby
Artist / Animator : Brian Colin
Group Leader : Tom Leon

PORTS

CONSOLES:
Sony PlayStation 2 [AU] (2004) "Midway Arcade Treasures 2"
[US] Microsoft XBOX (oct.11, 2004) "Midway Arcade Treasures 2 [Model MWO-3201W]"
Nintendo GameCube [US] (oct.11, 2004) "Midway Arcade Treasures 2 [Model DOL-GAYE-USA]"
[US] Sony PS2 (oct.11, 2004) "Midway Arcade Treasures 2 [Model SLUS-20997]"
[EU] Microsoft XBOX (oct.29, 2004) "Midway Arcade Treasures 2"
[EU] Sony PS2 (oct.29, 2004) "Midway Arcade Treasures 2 [Model SLES-52844]"
Microsoft XBOX 360 [US] (nov.6, 2012) "Midway Arcade Origins"
Sony PlayStation 3 [US] (nov.6, 2012) "Midway Arcade Origins [Model BLUS-31083]"
[EU] Microsoft XBOX 360 (nov.15, 2012) "Midway Arcade Origins"
Sony PlayStation 3 [EU] (nov.15, 2012) "Midway Arcade Origins [Model BLES-01768]"

COMPUTERS:
[US] PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (feb.17, 2006) "Midway Arcade Treasures Deluxe Edition"
[EU] PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (mar.17, 2006) "Midway Arcade Treasures Deluxe Edition" by Zoo Digital Publishing

SOURCES
Game's ROM.
Game's picture.