Punch, kick, it’s all in the mind
While the Neo Geo may be best known for its plethora of fighting games, the truth is the legendary home and arcade system has more than its fair share of interesting oddities. One of the more obscure ones is The Super Spy, a game that shares more in common with the early first-person shooter titles of the 90’s than your average 16-bit slugfest. And come tomorrow, June 12th, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch owners will have the chance to see what it’s all about when the game sneaks onto them via the PlayStation Store, Xbox One Store, and Switch eShop respectively.
Originally released in 1990, The Super Spy blends FPS and beat ’em up mechanics to deliver an experience unlike anything else out there. Players take on the role of international super spy, Roy Heart, who’s been tasked by the CIA to eliminate a gang of terrorists who’ve occupied a skyscraper in Japan. To survive, you’ll need to punch, kick, and shoot waves of masked baddies and free the captive’s who’ve been trapped in the building. The game even features an RPG-lite leveling system where taking down enemies allows Roy to level up his stats.
Like the rest of Hamster’s ACA NEO GEO offerings, The Super Spy will be priced at $12.99.
Will you be picking up this criminally overlooked Neo Geo title when it lands on your favorite current-gen console digitally tomorrow? Let us know in the comments section.