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Back in the 80's, when arcade gaming was king, Bally/Midway thrived with the release of a game called Spy Hunter, a top-down driving/action game where you tried to keep on the road while battling enemies both on the ground and in the air.  It was the closest thing you could get to driving around in James Bond's Aston Martin, complete with headlight-mounted machine guns and rear... Read Review

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