DOS - 1986
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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Comments and reviews
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 0 point Commodore 64 version
This game inspired my to start programming. The C64 version was great!
Mr Vampire 2019-02-05 -1 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
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!
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