DescriptionBionic Commando Rearmed is a remake of original Bionic Commando for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The visuals are updated to the year 2008's standards and it remains quite faithful to the gameplay and general mission structure of the 1989 game. It should be noted that the game remade is the North American release, so no Nazi symbols or references can be seen in the remake.
There are however a number of additions never seen in the original. The first is the ability to play the game completely through the co-op mode and a plethora of various multiplayer modes. Another one is the completely reworked boss battles that change their AI to accommodate for a second player. Some enemies are now more vulnerable to a particular weapon type while others barely scratch them.
The remake also sees an appearance of challenge rooms that must completed without touching the floor once. This can be done using the bionic arm, which the player can use to swing around. Those events are optional and time based. Hacking now includes solving a 3D puzzle in something resembling a cyberspace. Completing those puzzles is optional, however it may provide a hint as how to destroy the boss on the current level.
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|1UP||Xbox 360||Aug 13, 2008||A||100|
|Giant Bomb||PlayStation 3||Aug, 2008||100|
|1UP||PlayStation 3||Aug 13, 2008||A||100|
|Gamer 2.0||PlayStation 3||Aug 18, 2008||9.4 out of 10||94|
|Extreme Gamer||Xbox 360||Sep 01, 2008||9 out of 10||90|
|Destructoid||Xbox 360||Aug 19, 2008||8.5 out of 10||85|
|4Players.de||Xbox 360||Aug 12, 2008||85 out of 100||85|
|GamePro (US)||Xbox 360||Aug 13, 2008||80|
|Good Game||Xbox 360||Sep 08, 2008||8 out of 10||80|
|GameFocus||Xbox 360||Aug 18, 2008||6.2 out of 10||62|
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1001 Video GamesBionic Commando Rearmed appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
Cut versionIn the cut version of the game, the ending cutscene is missing the last, gory scene.
Related Web Sites
- Bionic Commando (Official website for the series)
- X360A achievement guide (X360A's achievement guide for Bionic Commando Rearmed.)