Lost In Translation/Spy Hunter II

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Spy Hunter II
Spy Hunter II marquee.
No screen shot.
Spy Hunter II control panel.
Manufacturer Bally Midway
Released 1987
7 Button(s)
Main CPU 68000 (@ 7.724 MHz)
M6809 (@ 2.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
(2x) DAC
Raster (Horizontal)
512 x 480 pixels
30.00 Hz
64 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 14 ROMs
1,015,808 bytes (992.00 KiB)
MAME ID spyhunt2 · spyhnt2a

About The Game

Spy Hunter II is a chase-view driving/action arcade video game.

The car can attain several different weapons up to four at one time. Two players may play at the same time cooperatively.


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.


  1. Spy Hunter (1983)
  2. Spy Hunter II (1987)


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

Cabinet and Artwork


Microsoft XBOX (2004, "Midway Arcade Treasures 2")
Nintendo GameCube (2004, "Midway Arcade Treasures 2")
Sony PlayStation 2 (2004, "Midway Arcade Treasures 2")
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (2006, "Midway Arcade Treasures Deluxe Edition")

The contents of this page are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
Please see http://www.arcade-history.com for credits.