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Commando (BBC Micro)

Commando BBC Micro Loading screen

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Back of Box - Amiga (UK):
    You are Super Joe the cracked combat soldier of the eighties battling against all odds to defeat the advancing rebel forces. Equipped with only an M60 machine gun and six hand-grenades you carry out your lone crusade, forcing your way into hostile territory. Mortars, genades (sic) and dynamite rain from the skies and explode around you. Enemy bullets fly past you in all directions, trenches, cliffs and lakes block your path. Rebel forces appear from caves, strong holds and troop carriers to stop your progress. You must show no mercy. You must not retreat. You must keep pushing yourself further and further into enemy lines, collecting supplies of hand-grenades from defeated outposts, until you reach your final objective, the fortress.
    Developed with the aid of Capcom to produce the closest possible home-computer simulation of the original arcade No. 1 hit game. Have you got the skill and stamina to defeat the enemy?

    Contributed by *Katakis* (37494) on Apr 21, 2006.

The Official Nintendo Player's Guide (1987):

    ALIENS OF THE EVIL EMPIRE



    The leaders of the free world have been imprisoned by an evil, warmongering army from an alien empire! Having squandered their own natural resources for the purposes of death and destruction, they now want to dominate the Earth and capture its abundance--to restore life to their barren planet.

    GAME PLAY: To save the world, you and Super Joe, the ultimate Commando, must challenge the enemy in fierce guerilla warfare deep within a hostile, unexplored jungle. Armed only with a rifle and limited hand grenades, you must rescue the hostages, defeat the insane alien commander, and destroy his evil army. After a harrowing helicopter landing, you and Super Joe must advance as quickly as possible through four increasingly difficult levels. Hidden bonuses give you some advantages but poisonous snakes lie in wait and the ruthless enemy attacks you with guns, knives and grenade launchers. Can you and Super Joe carry out this mission impossible? Time alone will tell.

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4621) on Mar 23, 2004.

The Atari 7800 Advantage Catalog - 1988:
    Commando
    by Data East USA
    Use your rifle and grenades to blast your way behind enemy lines, rescue POWs and fight your way out. It won't be easy, the enemy's tough. But who said becoming a hero was easy?

    Contributed by RKL (5614) on Dec 29, 2003.

Back of Box (Atari 7800):
    Experience the Ultimate in Combat Action...

    As the crack shot COMMANDO, you have been given the ultimate. mission. You alone must battle overwhelming odds to defend the free world from being taken over by advancing rebel forces.

    To make matters worse, much of the Allies heavy artillery has already been destroyed.You must carry out your solo or crusade through hostile territory armed with only a rifle, hand grenades, and raw courage.

    The odds for success seem hopelessly slim as enemy fire flies toward you from all directions and hidden rebel forces appear from caves, trenches, and strongholds to bar your progress. But the Allies are depending on your famous ingenuity, accuracy, and speed to help you break through the enemy lines. You must reach the fortress while collecting supplies from defeated outposts along the way.

    There can be no retreat - the fate of the free world is in your hands!

    * Four skill levels
    * For one or two players
    * For use with 7800 controllers
    * For Atari 7800 series Systems

    Contributed by RKL (5614) on Dec 29, 2003.

Back of box (Atari 2600):

    Take No Prisoners



    As a one man army, you face the impossible. Locate and destroy the enemy stronghold. An entire battalion stands in your way.

    Fire off machine gun bursts at point-blank range. Toss grenades as you sprint past hostile trenches. When you reach the target, you'll understand why no one volunteered.

    * 1 or 2 players.
    * Weaponry includes M16 Assault Rifle and DM 51 hand grenades.
    * Pick up ammo packs for extra grenades.
    * Battleground landscapes feature enemy convoys, foxholes, bombed-out buildings and more.

    Contributed by RKL (5614) on Dec 29, 2003.

Description from manual (Atari 2600):
    PREPARE FOR BATTLE
    Your assignment? Simple. Annihilate the enemy. Diminish their manpower. Destroy their vehicles. And detonate their mega-fortress.

    Sounds tough? Well, just wait. It gets worse. Because you have to carry out the entire mission SINGLE-HANDED!

    Contributed by RKL (5614) on Dec 29, 2003.

Description from manual (Atari 7800):
    Combat Action!

    You are the crack shot Commando, battling overwhelming odds to defeat advancing rebel forces! You carry out your lone crusade through hostile territory, armed with only a rifle and a few hand grenades.

    Enemy fire flies past you from every direction. Rebel forces leap from caves, trenches, and strongholds to block your progress.

    You need to break through the enemy lines to reach the fortress at the end that serves as enemy headquarters. If you're clever, you can replenish your supplies along the way from defeated outposts.

    Once you begin your mission, there is no retreat. The fate of the free world rests in your hands!

    Contributed by RKL (5614) on Dec 29, 2003.

Description from Intellivision catalog:
    More Action Than We've Ever Before Packed Into a Single Game!

    You're on foot, alone, armed with a machine gun and hand-grenades. Your goal; advance across deserts and jungles through swarm after swarm of well-armed enemy soldiers! The odds are impossible!

    * Bullets fly! Grenades explode! 
    * Run, shoot, keep cool, and maybe, just maybe, you can beat the odds! 
    * Survive one mission, then it's on to the next, harder than before! 
    * All the Fun and Excitement of the Hit Arcade Game!
    
    For one or two players


    Contributed by RKL (5614) on Sep 18, 2003.

Unknown Source:
    "Experience the Ultimate in Combat Action.... COMMANDO!"

    Contributed by Old man gamer (302) on Jun 14, 2000.