The follow up to the Heroes compilation is finally here! Superheroes (how original!) Includes four games: Last Ninja 2, The Spy Who Loved Me, Strider II and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
Last Ninja 2 takes place in modern day America, our hero, Armakuni, thrown forward in time by his arch-nemesis, Shogun Kunitokl. Now Armakuni, the last of the ninja, must battle his way through downtown Manhattan for the final showdown with Kunitoki. But Kunitoki's henchmen have murder on their minds so Armakuni had better find a weapon pretty damn pronto!
The Spy Who Loved Me is based on the James Bond movie of the same name. 007 and Anya Amasova (also known as Agent Triple X) are investigating arch-baddy Karl Stromberg. Two nuclear submarines have been nicked - all Stromberg's doing, of course - and its up to Bond to prove it. As always, a comes up with a range of gadgets to help out, including machine guns, missile launchers, smoke guns and the good old submarine car.
Strider 2 is more swashbuckling fun as our springy-legged pal sets out on an important mission to the planet Magneta. He has to save the world leader, but this isn't some old fogie in a bath chair, it's a very attractive woman (hurrah! - Ed). So with plasma sword and a couple of new weapons in hand (gyro laser and matter converter, to be precise), Strider sets out to fight for truth, justice and a luscious damsel in distress.
And finally, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade follows in the footsteps of Harrison Ford's fedora-hatted hero. Indy has to explore four levels, collecting artefacts from each. But in his way are an array of Nazi troops who, like Indy, are after the legendary Holy Grail.
The Superheroes package is quite a pleasant surprise, the only dud being Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. The rest of the titles are all very playable and individually would still be worthy of full price status. Unless you already own some of the games in this pack, you could do far worse than buy Superheroes.
MARK ... 84%
Gosh, it's The Spy Who Loved Me, but then everyone loves me really don't they?