Save yourself a stack of 10p's by getting a copy of US Gold's Coin Op Hits II. The five arcade smashes are Dynasty Wars, Ninja Spirit, Vigilante, Ghouls 'N' Ghosts and Hammefist.
The outstanding game in the bunch is Ghouls 'N' Ghosts, which was a 92% Smash when it was first reviewed! It's a platform shoot-'em-up with excellent scrolling scenery and graphics. The action is real addictive from the start.
If you like something with a bit more punch, Vigilante may be more up your street. Lots of kicks, punches and general violent behaviour is what it's all about as you battle your way through the street gangs of New York.
Fed up with modern day action? Fighting in a different time is just a load away with Dynasty Wars. The game is played entirely on horseback with the objective being to battle with eight legions of enemy infantry and cavalry to eventually polish off the evil warlord, Thung Choc!
Hammerfist speaks for itself really, doesn't it? More violent action, but this time the setting is in 2215 AD. The world is controlled by holograms and when two of these go wrong all hell breaks loose. You have got to stop the destruction.
Last but definitely not least is Nina Spirit. This is one for all fans of ninja games with plenty of swordsmen, samurais and wolves to be popped off and of course, oodles of weapons to help you.
Coin-Op Hits II's mainly for beat-'em-up fans with each game having a similar style. Ghouls 'N' Ghosts comes out top of the heap.
Dynasty Wars: 15/20
Ghouls 'N' Ghosts: 18/20
Ninja Spirit: 16/20