Spy vs. Spy originated as a comic in Mad Magazine back in the '60s, it was created into a home computer game in 1984 and subsequently ported to just about every console imaginable. And now, according to the ridiculously vague teaser image that made its way into our inbox, it appears that Spy vs. Spy is heading to the App Store. It doesn't explicitly say as much, but the developer attached to the project, Robots & Pencils, is a known iOS developer, so it sure seems like a pretty safe bet.

The original Spy vs. Spy game offered an interesting 2-player same-screen gaming experience that saw each player trying to catch the other in different kinds of booby traps carefully hidden amongst the various rooms of an embassy. I can definitely see this being a ton of fun on the iPad, especially with that big screen and touch controls. There is really no other information on this potential iOS Spy vs. Spy, but I'd expect that we'll be hearing a lot more about it in the near future.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Philippe-Gloft/100001324858255 Philippe Gloft

    wonderful ! I loved 8 bit Spy vs Spy games, esp the one on the Island. can't wait to have Spy vs Spy on iOS

    • http://twitter.com/BitRabbit BitRabbit

      You refer to the 2nd one, "Spy vs Spy:The Island Caper"
      2nd and 3rd were good but mere "reskins" of the1st one, which was a real masterpiece. Screen above tends to show it's a remake of the 1st :)

  • futuresgreen

    Really looking forward to this. I can't remember gaming being do fun and frenetic like this since my Commodite 64 and Amiga days. All we need now are the printed program listings in the computer mags to manually program the giveaway games !!

  • http://twitter.com/klouud Timothy Polumbo

    blast from the past!  I loved this game!

  • http://www.facebook.com/powa1216 Henry Lee

    Even though I played it long time ago, this is one of the few games that I still remember occasionally.

  • http://twitter.com/VULTR3 Mike

    I hope they keep the gameplay faithful to the oiginals. So much fun to booby trap the place!

  • famousringo

    Here's a remake I never expected to see.