Oh, blimey. This is a compilation, and it features four superheroes. Um... (They've been brought together for the first time in one pack and the question on everyone's lips is, will they burst out and explode into action, or just make their excuses and go home on the bus? Ed). Gosh, thanks Mighty intro Man. (Just in the nick of time.)
LAST NINJA 2
Dress in black and lurk behind trees as you play a sinister assassin with severe personality problems. In the game that was a hair-breadth away from being called The Last-Ninja-Apart-From-This-One-And-Possibly-A-Few-Others-Of-Course, you've been transported to modern-day New York and have to scurry around, bashing villains and solving extremely well-designed puzzles. The 3D graphics are sharper than a bucket of razors and the clever, addictive gameplay is only slightly spoiled by the amazingly tricky controls. Tough, but fun.
More of the same from the Lionel Blair of Speccydom, as Strider leaps, springs and somersaults his way through five alien-packed levels. There's a bit of colour, snazzy graphics, and this time ol' rubber limbs twirls both a sword and a laser pistol. Playable stuff, though it's not as hot as it should have been, and a let-down when compared to the original.
THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
A clone of the rather-James-Bondish-anyway Spy Hunter, The Spy Who Loved Me is far more polished than its predecessor. It adds to the formula such things as narrower, twistier roads, a wider range of power-ups and pedestrians. Unfortunately, all the extra features piled on top of the basic shoot-'em-up idea sort of swamp the game itself. Fair, but not a patch on the wrinkly original in terms of playability.
INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE
A spanking arcade-adventure with tasty graphics, this was covered as a re-release in issue 71. I wrote the review then and I can't be bothered to say it all again. I still like it a lot, in fact, I've got onto level three since, so I'll give it an extra degree!
Not an overly inspiring compilation. Strider 2 is disappointing, and Spy knocks the overall rating down quite a bit. Only for those who don't have any of the games already, methinks.
Crufts Supreme Champion, Winsor Brown Frampton, a Great Dane, with his owner, Mr Fido.
The moment of glory - Italy finally manage to put three stoats on the moon. (Picture by Snowdon.)