[Beyond PlayStation] Johnny Turbo’s Arcade Sly Spy Review
- On October 12, 2018
Who needs James Bond when we have Johnny Turbo’s version in Sly Spy, a retro arcade espionage game. Learn more about it in our Johnny Turbo’s Arcade Sly Spy Review!
Sly Spy is an arcade release that has now found its way into the Nintendo Switch thanks to Flying Tiger Entertainment and the Johnny Turbo’s Arcade series. It’s a short adventure you can finish in less than an hour, and it’s a take on the James Bond like spy of the era. The main character wears fancy clothes, has a very handy gun you’ll get to use a lot, and is wanted dead by everyone that isn’t him. The controls are easy and simple to use you only really need to move with the left analog stick, use one button to jump and another to shoot.
The missions you can undertake are nicely varied, ranging from skydiving to chasing down some cars on the high way as you ride your bike. The missions all have a common objective: shoot everyone around you before they can deal some damage. It’s a fast-paced 2D shooter in which, if you’re not careful, you will die frequently. Enemies can easily overwhelm you since they come at you from both side of the screen in all shapes and sizes. Luckily you have a lot of bullets to use, and can get more ammo at regular intervals. There are also unlimited continues thanks to the wonders of this being a digital port you can play at home or on the go, so be sure to have some credits in the virtual machine in case you die!
Like with previous Johnny Turbo’s Arcade games, you can adjust the screen size to your liking and you can also choose the screen filters, so you can fill out the screen with a slightly stretched image, or go old-school and play in 4:3 with borders on both sides of the screen. The filters also help to give the game a very “arcade game from back in the day” look, which I’m sure you’re going to dig.
Sly Spy is a short and to the point arcade game that is perfectly emulated on Nintendo Switch. The Johnny Turbo’s Arcade series has been doing a great job in letting us enjoy some arcade classics at home or on the go, and I look forward to playing the rest of their games very soon!
This Johnny Turbo’s Arcade Sly Spy review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Flying Tiger Entertainment.