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Alt names 戦場の狼, Senjō no Ōkami, Space Invasion, Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando
Year 1988
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Action
Theme Arcade, Regional differences, Shooter, War
Publisher Data East USA, Inc.
Developer Capcom Co., Ltd.
Perspectives 2D scrolling, Diagonal-down
Dosbox support Fully supported on 0.65
4.42 / 5 - 33 votes

Description of Commando

A poor conversion of Data East arcade game of the same name. There are many things wrong with Commando that make the game much inferior to the arcade original. For starter, the control is very limited: you can only shoot in 4 major cardinal directions, meaning that you need to run around in circles and time your shots to shoot diagonally.

Levels are repetitive to the extreme, and all you do is run around and try to fend off an entire army by shooting and throwing grenades, which were just flashing white squares that are difficult to see. About the only thing Quicksilver did right with this game is that it is a lot of fun to find secret entrances to new area. But then again, THAT is in the original arcade game.

Overall, a sub-par conversion that could have been much, much better. The poor CGA graphics doesn't help, either (and there are already many other games during that period that utilized CGA more effectively, e.g. Tau Ceti and Alley Cat).

Review By HOTUD

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The Boz 2022-08-25 3 points

I played this on my next door neighbour's ZX and found it fun. Surprisingly I have never played this on the C64 but I did have Rambo First Blood Part 2 as part of a compilation by US Gold which was very similar and in my opinion more fun than the version of this game I have played.

tricky 2022-04-26 3 points Commodore 64 version

why do people keep saying quotes from the film commando starring arnold this game was nothing to do with that film.

MATRIX 2021-06-30 -1 point

Let off some steam Bennett!

Simon 2020-12-18 0 point Commodore 64 version

wrong link. The 1995 C64 Version points to this 1986 DOS version

Mymoon 2020-04-01 3 points Commodore 64 version

This game inspired my to start programming. The C64 version was great!

Mr Vampire 2019-02-05 0 point Commodore 64 version

The C64 had better graphics than those depicted above.

Bennett 2018-09-01 4 points DOS version

I love listening to your little piss-ant soldiers trying to talk tough, they make me laugh. If Matrix was here, he'd laugh too.

fhewfuewufhewuhfewf 2016-03-18 -1 point

but,like i said on contra amnd rsh n attack there beter veruosn of the games, use the nes and mame emulators

fhewfuewufhewuhfewf 2016-03-18 1 point

i like this evil rambo wanna-be games,,they are fun

Dolar84 2014-07-09 1 point DOS version

Great game! Memories from the past :D Pure action and lots nad lots of time well spent. I encourage to download this game!

Nordisch 2013-12-22 -3 points DOS version

What a dreadful game. You hit a direction key, and the character just keeps on walking on that direccion until you hit another direction. Don't waste time downloading!

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