Commando (Amstrad CPC)

Commando Amstrad CPC Title


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Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
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Critic Reviews

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This is an excellent shoot em up game with slick graphics, plenty of colour and a great tune. It has been converted well. Commando is also well presented and the instructions are detailed.The main problem during play, as you might expect, is one of survival as you tend to die easily! Another niggle is that if you leave a box of grenades in a screen you can't return to it. Definitely one to get the adrenalin running!
Un gioco che non ha perso il suo smalto, bello e giocabile oggi come allora! Da avere nel vostro CPC!
Alors qu’une description indiquant qu’un petit bonhomme vert doit tuer plein de petits bonshommes bleus pourrait largement suffire pour expliquer à la fois le scénario et le gameplay, Commando recèle de multiples détails qui en font un jeu addictif, drôle et fascinant. Encore faudra-t-il apprendre à surmonter la difficulté extrême du jeu, la version Amstrad CPC étant de loin le portage le plus hard. Le titre de Capcom reste une icône du jeu d’action qu’il faut au moins avoir essayé une fois dans sa vie.
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Das Schlimme an diesem „Spiel“ ist eine Art von Faszination, die COMMANDO auslöst. Wer sich gern in der Helden-Pose sieht, wird hierbei nicht enttäuscht werden. Nicht nur für Kinder - aber besonders für sie - besteht die Gefahr des spielerisch leichten Mordens. Denn: Wer das „Spiel“ beherrschen möchte, geht schon nach kurzer Zeit beim Töten sehr methodisch vor: Schon beim ersten Sichten des Gegners weiß man schon genau, wie man ihn am „besten ausschalten kann“, um sich einmal vorsichtig auszudrücken! COMMANDO ist sicher kein Spiel, das man empfehlen sollte. Dennoch: Gut gemacht ist es schon. Derjenige, der Lust am Ballern und Töten hat, wird hierbei „bestimmt nicht zu kurz kommen“!
Computer Gamer
Full use has been made of the Amstrad'e 16 colour mode, and the reduction in resolution is hardly noticable. Gameplay is also very good, with the little men just as evil as they always have been. Grenade control is a bit tricky with them being launched by the space bar, but that's a problem caused by joysticks with only one fire button, something that we are rather stuck with at the present. The only alternative Is to use the keyboard. A good conversion of the Coin-op game, Though I think 'Who Dares Wins II' just has the edge, though as games they are very similar.