Bionic Commando

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Bionic Commando Description

Bionic Commando is a video game consisting of an original arcade game released in 1987, and several later versions and sequels. The Bionic Commando arcade game was released in Japan as Top Secret (Japanese: トップシークレット, Hepburn: Toppu Shīkuretto?), is a 1987 action platform game released by Capcom for the arcades. It was later released for several home computers (ported by Software Creations and published by Go!). In 1988, Capcom produced a home version for the Nintendo Entertainment System, also titled Bionic Commando, that was drastically different from the original arcade game. an adaptation of Bionic Commando for the Game Boy was released in 1992, and a direct sequel to the NES game was released in 2009.

The original arcade game was advertised in the United States as a sequel to Commando, going as far to refer to the game's main character as Super Joe (the protagonist of Commando) in the promotional brochure, who was originally an unnamed member of a "special commando unit" in the Japanese and World versions.

The protagonist of the game is a commando equipped with a bionic arm featuring a grappling gun, allowing him to pull himself forward or swing from the ceiling. The series is notable for being one of few instances of a platform game in which the player cannot jump. To cross gaps or climb ledges, the hero must use his bionic arm. This was the first game to feature a grappling gun/hook, which later appeared in games such as Earthworm Jim and Tomb Raider.

Bionic Commando - additional information

Commodore 64 Bionic Commando
Amiga OS Bionic Commando
ZX Spectrum Bionic Commando
Amstrad CPC Bionic Commando
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"Top Secret" -- Japanese title
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