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Spy Hunter

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SpyHunter.toast_.sit (642.01 MB)
MD5: 993bcb23003c6c7628648d7e3bd48f11
For Mac OS X
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Spy Hunter is an enhanced remake and sequel of the 1983 arcade game for the PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, Xbox, Game Boy Advance, and Microsoft Windows [and Mac OS X]. In 2004, a version of the game was released on the Tapwave Zodiac.

In the original Spy Hunter, a popular arcade game, the player drives a souped-up spy car with Bond fittings. While the original was viewed from high above, Midway revamped it with next generation graphics and a behind the car view.

The game features variations of the Peter Gunn theme throughout the game, including menu screens and the main levels, as well as a variation with lyrics called "The Spy Hunter Theme" by Saliva.

Each mission, of which there are fourteen (including a training level), has one primary objective and a number of secondary objectives. There is a range of objectives, though the gameplay is similar on every level: the player must drive along shooting enemy vehicles, avoiding civilians and destroying set targets. Every mission must be completed within a time limit. Objectives are generally to destroy things like enemy weapons, equipment and communications towers, to avoid civilian casualties, to tag things with tracking devices and so on, although some objectives that are a little different include escaping from a warehouse using a trabant within a tight time limit, escorting and protecting allied vehicles and even chasing and destroying a stolen Interceptor vehicle.

The car features the same weapons as the original arcade game, although only the machine guns, and oil slick are available at first; the smoke screen and missiles are acquired later (in this game, the are two types of missiles: regular missiles and guided missiles). New weapons include tracking devices (not really a weapon) and a flamethrower. The weapons van also returns in this game, and features some of the same enemies (including "Switch Blade" which has tire slashers, and the "Road Lord" which can't be destroyed with machine guns.)

The Interceptor has three modes: car, boat and motorcycle (the third mode is new to this game), the latter mode appearing when the Interceptor's energy (in car or boat mode) is critically low. The game also features a two-player mode, where the player and a friend can race through any of the 14 missions after completing them in single player mode. Some are straight races, while others require the players to kill chickens or drive through icons along the way. The players can also destroy each other, after which they "respawn."


Architecture: PPC

This is a hybrid Mac/PC Toast image, compressed with StuffIt 5.5

System requirements Mac:
Minimum: Mac OS X, version 10.2.5 or later but not 10.5, 600 MHz G3/G4 processor, 256 MB of RAM, 16 MB of video RAM (ATI Radeon or NVidia GeForce), 750 MB of hard drive space

Recommended: 867 dual G4 or better processor, 64 MB video card

Will not run in Leopard. Buggy under Tiger. Jaguar and Panther unconfirmed.

Circumstantial evidence points to this being an early version of Cider, which means that this is the Windows version in a Wine wrapper - though this is not fully understood.


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by Towersen - 2018, August 23 - 10:49pm


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by scott Praed - 2015, December 21 - 11:08pm

Spy Hunter works on power mac G4 1.25 Ghz mirror door 2003. In mac os x 10.4.11 the game ran fine.
But in mac os x 10.5.8. It will crash in mac os x 10.5.8.

vortex's picture
by vortex - 2013, February 14 - 3:47am

Yea I recently beat this game on PS2. Its more mission based actually. Sometimes there is a time limit. Great game really.

gupgup's picture
by gupgup - 2011, August 10 - 2:42pm

under 10.4.11, installed clean, runs fine until you beat a level, or possibly just kirks out from hitting enter or esc too quick. after you beat levels, most of the time the car will start driving itself without steering, just accels into whatever is right in front of you, will continue until restart. too bad, really better game than i expected.

MCP's picture
by MCP - 2010, June 29 - 12:19pm

To each his own. I played the PlayStation 2 version of this game and had a good time with it. I don't think it was ever meant to be some marathon racing game or anything, just a fun arcade-style diversion. It was a good rental.

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by bertyboy - 2010, June 28 - 6:59pm

Gosh, bought this one a few weeks ago (french version) for one or two euro off ebay. Never had the time nor patience to sit down and take look into it... judging from the comments here, I supposedly didn't miss anything Laughing out loud

From memory, the original disc image contains an installer that can install your choice of either the English, French or German versions.
From memory of course, so it may be pants but I think I remember seeing it as a multi-lingual version on the box. I'll dig it out again tonight (while looking for Virtual PC v3).

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by IIGS_User - 2010, June 28 - 4:51pm

(french version)

You may ask Grenier Du Mac to host it, too.

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by Bolkonskij - 2010, June 28 - 4:43pm

Gosh, bought this one a few weeks ago (french version) for one or two euro off ebay. Never had the time nor patience to sit down and take look into it... judging from the comments here, I supposedly didn't miss anything Laughing out loud

Anyway, if there should be a strong desire for a french version of this, I could put up an image.

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by themacmeister - 2010, June 27 - 9:38am

hmm, I was under the impression there was a version of Halo that worked under OS 9. That may just be the demo they showed at MacWorld Expo.

Waiting for the software to no longer show up on the publisher's website is not a reliable indicator in this instance.

Not running on 10.5 is a hindrance, but many machines dual-boot with 10.3/10.5 (well, some).

I really actually want to play this (to see how bad it really is), and I was a big fan of the video game, and especially the pinball machine. I may just put my morals to one side while I download this...

Laughing out loud

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by bertyboy - 2010, June 26 - 7:33pm

No criticism, excellent upload. Like you say, Aspyr have recently removed all trace of SpyHunter from their site.

Not long now until Aspyr also remove Stubbs The Zombie, another particularly dull and repetetive game I got conned into paying full whack for - the novelty of the flatulence attack move wears thin after the first hour.

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by gavin83209 - 2010, June 26 - 7:11pm

No, the serial is not included and yes, it is the original media. Aspyr does not support it or even mention it and nobody sells it outside eBay and Amazon. I thought the accepted definition of abandonware was that it was not supported and that there was not a reliable place to buy it new. By that definition, I would consider it abandonware. Also note that it will not work under 10.5 or presumably 10.6. For that matter, when last I checked, Halo was on this site as well. Halo is not only newer by a year and much better known, but works fine on 10.6. All this said, I'll pull the link upon strong enough request.

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by bertyboy - 2010, June 26 - 10:32am

I bought this the day it came out. Looked good from the reviews, but if you don't have to pay for software, it's a great game. But if you've paid full whack for it, it quickly becomes tiresome and repetetive.

As to abandonware, I would have uploaded this months ago but Aspyr were prety good about keeping their old software available for sale and supplying the updates. But the last month or two has seen a revamped site focused on their current titles.

Hoping that the MU link is for the image of the original install media. This game needs a serial to install, so I'm also hoping that we';re clever enough to not post one here, nor to ask for one here.

If you really, really want it, get it from eBay, I'll even sell you mine, I must of played it for one day before realising it was dire.

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2010, June 26 - 8:08am

I thought we came to a consensus that Mac OSX only was a no-no?!

Granted, it looks like a great game, and is a worthy upload, it does no favours to the "abandonware" status of this site.

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by gavin83209 - 2010, June 26 - 6:14am

I honestly have no idea what is up with that first image. I reuploaded it three times and even uploaded a screenshot of the picture. Sorry if I did something wrong. This is my first upload. I hope you all enjoy it!

Never mind, I fixed it.