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                                 THE SUPER SPY
                             FAQ/WALKTHROUGH, v1.2

                       Written and maintained by SubSane
                        Last updated  February 12, 2006

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.0 INTRODUCTION
     1.1 Game Details
     1.2 Story

2.0 THE BASICS
     2.1 Game Start
     2.2 On-Screen Display
     2.3 Controls

3.0 WALKTHROUGH
     3.1 Mission 1: Terrorist Camp
     3.2 Mission 2: Tadoya Corp.

4.0 CODES & SECRETS

5.0 LEGAL / MISC.
     5.1 Version History
     5.2 Guide Credits
     5.3 Contact Information
     5.4 Legal Stuff




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===== 1.0 INTRODUCTION ========================================================

 
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                              1.1  Game Details
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The Super Spy is a first-person action game released for Arcades (and then
the Neo Geo) by SNK back in 1990. I suppose it was great for the time, but
nowadays there are MUCH better action games. Give it a shot for some ol'
school first-person action.


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                                  1.2  Story
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You are the super spy. Your objective: stop terrorists and rescue hostages in
hostile situations around the world. On this mission you've been dispatched to
an office building that is a front for a dangerous terrorist organization. You
must destroy all their weapons of mass destruction and help the enslaved
scientists before time runs out. Dismissed!




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===== 2.0 THE BASICS ==========================================================


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                                2.1  Game Start
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Press Start to begin the game.


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                            2.2  On-Screen Display
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1P- 000000
==========
The player's current points.

HI- 000000
==========
The high score for the game.

Weapon
======
The weapon picture to the left is your current weapon.

Objective
=========
Small pictures of your current objectives will appear under the points.

Health
======
The red bars under the objectives are the current health.

EX
===
This represents your experience points. The more enemies you kill, the more EX
points you get.

LV
===
Current level. This goes up when you get more EX points.

PW
===
The power level. This goes up when you get more EX points.

AC
===
Apparently this stands for Armor Class, aka defense. This determines how
much damage you can take.

Floor number
============
That number on the right is the current floor number.

Direction
=========
The blue direction bars on the right show the directions you can move.


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                                 2.3  Controls
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  Command           |  Action
  ----------------------------------------------------------------
  Start             |  Begin the game
  Joystick          |  Move left, right, up, and down
  Joystick Down     |  Dodge attacks
  A button          |  Punch
  B button          |  Kick
  C button          |  Change weapon

Charge Punch: Hold the A button. Your character will yell and the fist icon at
the top of the screen will draw back.  Release the button to throw this punch.

Right Hook: Hold Up + Left or Up + Right followed by the A button.
If this move hits but does not kill the enemy, they will be knocked out-
falling to the floor for a few seconds.

Block Attacks: Press A + B together to block attacks.




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===== 3.0 WALKTHROUGH =========================================================


NOTE: The walkthrough covers each mission floor by floor. For example, if
you're on the 10th floor and you take an elevator up to the 14th floor, skip
to the section with the 14th floor information.

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                         3.1  Mission 1: Terrorist Camp
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Objective: Find the two keys and then destroy the bomb and blueprints.

1st Floor
============
Use the dodge to avoid attacks as often as possible and attack all hallway
enemies with your fist or knife. They'll die easily enough. When you reach the
baldie use your pistol or a machine gun if you have it to take him out.

MCHN.. A machine gun given to you by a captive.
BALD.. A baldie. Use a gun to kill him.
FGHT.. A fight with a few goons.
MAP... Shows the floor map.
HEAL.. One of the captives will refill your health.
ELEV.. The elevator to 2F.
INF1.. "Terrorist camp and arms factory."
INF2.. "We are kept here and forced to build bombs."
INF3.. "Rumor says the bomb was for a terrorist action. Is it true?"
INF4.. "Are you FBI... or CIA?"
INF5.. "If the factory is destroyed, the terrorists will suffer."

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|INF5| FGHT    |MAP |HEAL|ELEV|
|-----------------------------|
|                             |
|----      -------------------|
|INF4|    |INF3|MCHN| BALD    |
|----      -------------------|
|                             |
|------------------------     |
|XXXX|XXXX|INF1|XXXX|INF2|    |
|------------------------     |
|                             |
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2nd Floor
============
The majority of guys will be the usual hooded thugs, but some dudes with
monocles and ugly sneers will also appear. Dodge down and wait for their
one-two punch and follow it with a pistol or knife slash. You can avoid
cameras by ducking down and walking past them.

ELE1.. The elevator from 1F.
KNFE.. Get a new knife from a captive.
MAP... The 2F map.
MONO.. A fight with some monocle guys.
HEAL.. One of the captives will refill your health.
MCHN.. A machine gun given to you by a captive.
FGHT.. A fight with some goons.
ELEV.. The elevator to 3F.
INF1.. "Power of knife is less the more it's used."
INF2.. "Hidden cameras track us, but we can stoop down and pass."
INF3.. "The bomb and its blueprints are hidden underground. We need 2 cards."
INF4.. "Cards... I think 2 of Brother's guys have them."

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|ELEV|MCHN|HEAL| FGHT    |
|------------------------
|                        |
|--------------      ---------
| MONO    |INF2|    |INF3|INF4|
|--------------      ---------|
|                             |
|     ------------------------|
|    |MAP |KNFE|XXXX|INF1|ELE1|
|     ------------------------|
|                             |
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3rd Floor
============
Here they introduce some yellow guys that pop in and shoot at you with a
submachine gun. Duck down and don't come up until they're gone. There's
also a hallway that you'll need to walk backwards through in order to get
the machine gun.

ELE2.. The elevator from 2F.
MAP... The 3F map.
FGHT.. A fight with a baldie and a monocle guy.
FHT2.. A fight with some blue goons.
MCHN.. A machine gun given to you by a captive.
ELEV.. The elevator to B1F.
INF1.. "They said they would bomb the Tadoya Company!"
INF2.. "There are 10 new bombs now."

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     |INF2|HEAL| FHT2    |ELEV|
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|                             |
|     ------------------------|
|    |INF1|XXXX|MAP | FGHT    |
|     ------------------------|
|                             |
|---------      ----      ----|
|MCHN|XXXX|    |XXXX|    |ELE2|
|---------     |XXXX|     ----|
|              |XXXX|         |
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B1 Floor
============
The hallways have the usual bunch of goons, but there will be two major
fights ahead. Both masked guys will die with a few pistol shots, and by
defeating them you'll get the two keys. Take those to the safe room in the
upper-left corner to blow up the bomb plans and complete the mission.

ELE3.. The elevator from 3F.
MAP... The B1F map.
FHT1.. Fight the white-masked goon to get the key and first card.
FHT2.. Fight the green-masked goon to get the key and second card.
HEAL.. A captive will refill your health.
SAFE.. The safe room where the bomb and plans are located.
INF1.. "They said they were going to a room with weapons."
INF2.. "Destroy the new bomb and its plan before we lose more lives!"
INF3.. "They threaten us with the bomb so we will free their own."
INF4.. "I have a wife and a child. She must be lonely... Oh, Susan!"
INF5.. "If we wait they will appear in the weapons room. Get over there!"

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|SAFE|HEAL|
|--------------
|              |
|---------     |---------
| FHT2    |    | FHT1    |
|---------      --------------
|                             |
|------------------------     |
| FHT1    |INF4|XXXX|    |    |
|------------------------     |
|                             |
|     ---------      ---------|
|    |INF5|XXXX|    |MAP |XXXX|
|     ----|XXXX|     ---------|
|         |XXXX|              |
|---------|XXXX|---------     |
|ELE3|INF1|XXXX|INF2|INF3|    |
|------------------------     |
|                             |
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                         3.2  Mission 2: Tadoya Corp.
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Objective: Find and defeat the six terrorist leaders.

1st Floor
============
The first floor is just a single lobby. Get to the right and avoid the cameras
while fighting bad guys, and enter that closet if you want to find a scared
woman. Enter the elevator to move up to 2F.

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|XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX|INF1|ELE1|
|-----------------------------|
|                             |
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ELE1.. The elevator up to 2F.
INF1.. "Ahhh!!"


2nd Floor
============
You won't find much on the 2nd floor other than slack-jawed captives with
extra information. The fights are the same ol' thing, so get through them
and to the next elevator.

ELE1.. The elevator from 1F.
ELEV.. The elevator up to 3F.
MCHN.. A machine gun given to you by a captive.
INF1.. "They're the same group that blew up the underground center."
INF2.. "Are we going to be destroyed as in the last terrorism?"
INF3.. "Delta Force will save us. Are you a force member?
INF4.. "Bombs are everywhere. 5 leaders have the detonators."

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|XXXXXXXXX|INF3|INF4|MCHN|ELEV|
|-----------------------------|
|                             |
|     ------------------------|
|    |INF2|INF1|XXXXXXXXX|ELE1|
|     ------------------------|
|                             |
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3rd Floor
============
Once again there's nothing new. Get through to the next elevator.

ELE2.. The elevator from 2F.
MAP... The 3F map.
FHT1.. A fight with a blue goon to save a chick in distress.
ELEV.. The elevator up to 4F.
INF1.. "If you get lost, go to the road. Use the radar to find your way."
INF2.. "The company is 16 floors high."

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|    |INF2|INF1| FHT1    |MAP |
|-----------------------------|
|                             |
|     ---------      ---------|
|    |ELEV|XXXX|    |ELE2|XXXX|
|     ----|XXXX|     ---------|
|         |XXXX|              |
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4th Floor
============
The hallways are all the same, but at the end you'll get to two elevators.
The one on the left goes up to the empty 12th floor and the one on the right
goes up to the 5th floor. Take the right elevator for now.

ELE3.. The elevator from 3F.
HEAL.. A captive will refill your health.
MAP... The 4F map.
EL12.. Goes up to 12th floor.
EL05.. Goes up to the 5th floor.
INF1.. "What is security doing?"
INF2.. "The power is out on the 5th floor."

                ----      ----
               |EL12|    |EL05|
               |--------------|
               |              |
           ---------      ----|
          |INF1|INF2|    |NBDY|
      --------------      ----|
     |                        |
 ----      -------------------|
|MAP |    |HEAL|XXXXXXXXX|ELE3|
|----      -------------------|
|                             |
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5th Floor
============
Proceed through the hallways to get to another pair of elevators. The left
one goes up to 12th and the right one goes up to 6th. Go up to the 6th floor
for now.

ELE4.. The elevator from 4F.
MAP... The 5F map.
FHT1.. A fight with two monocle guys.
HEAL.. A captive will refill your health.
EL12.. Goes up to 12th floor.
EL06.. Goes up to the 6th floor.
INF1.. "What is security doing?"
INF2.. "The power is out on the 5th floor."
NBDY.. Nobody is here.

                ----      ----
               |EL12|    |EL06|
               |--------------|
               |              |
           ---------      ----|
          | FHT1    |    |HEAL|
      --------------      ----|
     |                        |
     |     -------------------|
     |    |MAP |XXXXXXXXX|ELE4|
     |     -------------------|
     |                        |
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6th Floor
============
Talk to all the people and move along the halls until you get to the second
fight in the top hallway. This baldie is actually the first leader in the
building, so defeat him quickly with your pistol to get the antidote to his
poison and the first detonator key. Get into the elevator to go up to 7F.

ELE5.. The elevator from 5F.
MAP... The 6F map.
FHT1.. A fight with a masked goon.
KEY1.. A fight with the first leader. Defeat him to get key #1 and antidote.
EL07.. Elevator up to 7F.
INF1.. "It's King, the boss among 6 leaders. He's in full command!"
INF2.. "I gave a card to a guy named King. Hurry up! Help the President!"
INF3.. "President's room top floor. You need 5 cards to get in."
INF4.. "Yeah, they said they'd provide 5 cards."
INF5.. "Nick, one of the leaders was on the way to the back lab."
INF6.. "I can hear the disk drive. You better not hang around!"
INF7.. "I can hear the disk drive. Hesitating will raise the death toll."

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     | FHT1    | KEY1    |EL07|
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|                             |
|--------------      ---------|
|XXXXXXXXX|INF7|    |INF6|XXXX|
|XXXX ---------      ---------|
|XXXX|                        |
|XXXX|-------------------     |
|XXXX|INF5|XXXXXXXXX|MAP |    |
|------------------------     |
|                             |
|     ------------------------|
|    |INF4|INF3|INF2|INF1|ELE5|
|     ------------------------|
|                             |
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7th Floor
============
Proceed along and pick up the machine gun and health boost along the way. The
door next to the elevator is a guy pretending to be King, but it's just some
chump. Beat him up to get key #3 and then enter the elevator.

ELE6.. The elevator from 6F.
MAP... The 7F map.
MCHN.. A machine gun given to you by a captive.
FHT1.. A fight with a goon to save a woman.
HEAL.. A captive will refill your health.
FHT2.. A fight with a goon.
FHT3.. A fight with some monocle guys.
KEY3.. A leader pretending to be King. Defeat him for key #3.
NBDY.. Nobody is here.
EL08.. Elevator up to 8F.
INF1.. "Ahhh!!"
INF2.. "King, their boss is on this floor."

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|EL08| KEY3    |NBDY| FHT3    |
|-----------------------------|
|                             |
|------------------------     |
| FHT1    |HEAL| FHT2    |    |
|------------------------     |
|                             |
|     ------------------------|
|    |INF2|XXXX|INF1|MCHN|XXXX|
|     ------------------------|
|                             |
 ---------      ---------     |
          |    |MAP |ELE6|    |
          |     ---------     |
          |                   |
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8th Floor
============
This floor is just a bunch of elevators. Start by riding up the 9F elevator.

ELE7.. The elevator from 7F.
EL09.. Elevator up to the 9th floor.
EL13.. Elevator up to the 13th floor.
EL12.. Elevator up to the 12th floor.
ELEV.. Elevator that isn't working.

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|ELE7|EL09|XXXX|EL13|EL12|ELEV|
|-----------------------------|
|                             |
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9th Floor
============
Not much on this floor. Talk to all the folks and head up to the 10th floor.

ELE8.. The elevator from the 8th floor.
EL10.. Elevator up to the 10th floor.
INF1.. "I'm with Delta Force. I changed my appearance."
INF2.. "They burst in! Where's Nancy?"
INF3.. "Shoot..."

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|EL10|INF3|INF2|INF1|ELE8|
|------------------------|
|                        |
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10th Floor
============
Again, this is just a hallway. Head up to the 11th floor.

ELE9.. The elevator from the 9th floor.
EL11.. The elevator up to the 11th floor.

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|ELE9|XXXXXXXXX|EL11|XXXX|
|------------------------|
|                        |
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11th Floor
============
Fight the leader to get key #2 and then go up to the 14th floor.

EL10.. The elevator from the 10th floor.
NBDY.. Nobody is here.
KEY2.. Fight the second leader to get key #2.
EL14.. Elevator up to the 14th floor.
INF1.. "Machine, a leader is on this floor."

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| KEY2    |
|--------------
|              |
|---------     |--------------
|EL10|INF1|    |NBDY|NBDY|EL14|
|---------      --------------|
|                             |
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12th Floor
============
You got here from the 8F elevator, but there's really nothing to do.

EL82.. Elevator from the 8th floor.
EL82.. Elevator down to the 8th floor.

                ----
               |EL82|
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|                             |
|     ------------------------|
|    |XXXXXXXXXXXXXX|EL08|XXXX|
|     ------------------------|
|                             |
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13th Floor
============
You took the elevator on 8F to get here. Talk to the one guy and leave.

EL08.. The elevator from the 8th floor.
INF1.. "The shutter slammed closed. Someone was locked out.
LOCK.. Locked door.

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|LOCK|INF1|XXXXXXXXXXXXXX|EL08|
|-----------------------------|
|                             |
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14th Floor
============
So you just got here from the 11th floor. Search all rooms to find the usual
scared hostages and eventually a few fights. Defeat the red-haired wacko
with your pistol or by slashing him as you run left and right. After he blows
up you'll get key #5, and no damage despite the TNT detonation 2 feet away.

EL11.. The elevator from the 11th floor.
MAP... The 14F map.
MCHN.. A machine gun given to you by a captive.
NBDY.. Nobody is here.
HEAL.. A captive will refill your health.
FHT1.. A fight with some masked goons.
KEY5.. Fight the red-haired guy to get key #5.
KNFE.. Get a new knife from a captive.
FHT2.. A fight with a pastel-colored goon.
EL15.. Elevator up to the 15th floor.
INF1.. "Ahhh!!"
INF2.. "I don't want to die."
INF3.. "Shoot..."

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                         |EL15|
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|                             |
|     ------------------------|
|    | FHT2    |KNFE|MAP |XXXX|
|     ------------------------|
|                             |
|------------------------     |
|XXXX| FHT1     | KEY5   |    |
|------------------------     |
|                             |
|     ------------------------|
|    |NBDY|INF3|INF2|XXXX|HEAL|
|     ------------------------|
|                             |
|-------------------      ----|
|INF1|NBDY|MCHN|MAP |    |EL11|
|-------------------      ----|
|                             |
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15th Floor
============
Explore every room on this floor and get to the end to discover you're missing
the key for the elevator. Remember that one guy who said a leader is by a wall
on the left? Well, he is so wrong it's unbelievable. Backtrack back to the
elevator and go right to the large room that was empty the first time. Fight
the blonde woman and defeat her to get key #4. Get to the elevator at the end
to move on.

UPDATE:

If you skip INF1 you can enter the LOCK door to find it unlocked and fight
the woman who has KEY4. It's up to you.

EL14.. The elevator from the 14th floor.
MAP... The 15F map.
NBDY.. Nobody is here.
LOCK.. Locked door.
EL16.. An elevator to 
KEY4.. The key to open the elevator at the end of 15F.
INF1.. "A leader headed to a warehouse by the wall on the left."
INF2.. "I hear the disk drive. You won't get out alive!"

      ---------
     |NBDY|EL16|
 --------------|
|              |
|     ---------
|    |INF2|
|     ---------
|              |
|---------     |
| LOCK    |    |
|---------     |
|              |
|     ---------      ---------
|    |INF1|         |NBDY/KEY4|
|     ---------     |---------|
|              |    |         |
 ---------     |----|----     |
          |    |MAP |EL14|    |
          |     ---------     |
          |                   |
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16th Floor
============
This is it, the final floor! Head right and up through the corridors to get to
the room at the end. Here you'll meet the President, the game's final boss.
His attacks are much like the fake King from earlier on, but he also has a
small jump kick that can get annoying. Walk left and right and hit him to
avoid his attacks, and eventually the "mighty" President will go down.

Watch the rather depressing ending, and congratulations for beating the game.

EL15.. The elevator from 15F.
NBDY.. Nobody is here.
FHT1.. A fight with a masked goon.
KING.. A fight with King, the game's final boss.
INF1.. "Where's the President?"
INF2.. "The President... In the next room."
INF3.. "There's only one dead body!"
INF4.. "Their boss is in the back room."

           ---------
          | KING    |
          |---------|
          |         |
          |----     |
          |INF4|    |
 --------------     |
|                   |
|     -------------------
|    |INF3|INF2| FHT1    |
|     -------------------|
|                        |
|--------------      ----|
|EL15|INF1|NBDY|    |MAP |
|--------------      ----|
|                        |
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===== 4.0 CODES & SECRETS =====================================================


None that I know of.




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===== 5.0 LEGAL / MISC. =======================================================


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                              5.1  Version History
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February 16, 2006: Version 1.2
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Thanks to BBH for his tips and extra information.


May 16: Version 1.1
- - - - - - - - - - -
Added some reader-submitted special moves that I didn't know about.


April 21: Version 1.0
- - - - - - - - - - -
Added some reader-submitted special moves that I didn't know about.


March 29: Version 0.9
- - - - - - - - - - -
Guide completed and submitted.


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                               5.2  Guide Credits
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Thanks to...

1. S.A. Ives and Rick Scott for submitting moves I missed.

2. Thanks to BBH for his tips and extra information.

3. SNK and Neo Geo for creating the game.

4. Wilson Lau gets mad props for his kick ass 'Bart vs. the Space Mutants'
guide. It is what inspired me to write guides for video games. 

5. Thank YOU for reading. After all, I didn't write this for my own health...


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                            5.3  Contact Information
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The address is: subsane@gmail.com

The issue of too many e-mails isn't a problem, so I'll most likely respond to
any questions (for now). But, I do delete e-mails without a subject. Put
'Super Spy FAQ' or something similar in the subject line.


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                               5.4  Legal Stuff
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1. "The Super Spy" is copyright  1990 SNK Corp. of America.

2. This guide copyright  2005-2006 SubSane. This guide may be distributed
freely as long as it remains in it's ORIGINAL and UNALTERED form. It is only
for private use and may not be reproduced for commercial purposes.

If I discover that this guide has been altered in any way and is being
displayed publicly, I reserve the right to have the guide removed from that
location.