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- Commando -

Early on when computer games weren't considered a serious thing most of the games had no plot and gameplay was fairly limited. That doesn't mean that they were no good, it's just that you didn't have to expect all the extra's you get with most of today's games. Commando is an action game I remember playing a lot when I first got a C64 years ago. You are a lone commando and you have to blast your way across levels filled with enemies while occasionally rescueing a prisoner.

The game is played from an overhead view and you can move your character in any direction. The only weapons you have are a gun which luckily has infinite bullets and grenades. You can't power up your gun but you can pick up more grenades which are scattered across the levels. You can rescue prisoners but apart from points you won't get anything special for doing this. At the end of each level you have to fight a bunch of guards waiting for you, sometimes they run at you from all over the place but they can also be inside a building.

Commando is a pretty simple shooter by today's standards but 20 years ago these were pretty much the norm as most games were arcade conversions. Because of this the game might not last you very long but considering it's age it's not bad. If you like shooters you might give this one a try.

Overal rating: 6.5/10

Erde Kaiser



This game was released for many different systems here are some notes:
Amiga Released in 1989.
Game has been tested but not completed with winUAE v0.9.91.
The best looking of the lot but gameplay remains the same.
Atari 2600 Released in 1988.
Game has been tested but not completed with Stella v1.4.1.
Both graphics and gameplay are reduced somewhat, you can't fire a lot of bullets in a row for instance.
C64 Released in 1985.
Game has been tested but not completed with CCS64 v2.0 win.
This is the versions I played a lot back when I first got my c64, it also has some trainers to help you if you need it.
DOS Released in 1986.
Game has been tested but not completed on a DOS PC.
I can't believe how bad this version is and it's definately the worst of the lot.
NES Released in 1986.
Game has been tested but not completed with FCE ultra v0.98.12.
This versions is about the same as the c64 one but with somewhat improved graphics.
Others These versions are not available.
Apple released in 1987.
Atari ST released in 1990.
Atari 7800 released in 1989.
ZX spectrum released in 1985.

Date added Mar-27-2005 20:43
Name Commando
Developer Capcom
Publisher Data East
First released 1983
Genre Action
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Download Atari 2600, filesize: 6 Kb
Commodore 64, filesize: 31 Kb
Commodore Amiga, filesize: 237 Kb
MS-DOS, filesize: 77 Kb
Nintendo Entertainment System, filesize: 59 Kb
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Manual Download manual , filesize: 329 Kb
This is the scanned manual for the Atari 7800.
Solve / Docs No solve available
No extra docs available
 

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