Solomon's Key for the NES was released in Japan on this day in 1986.

Commando (NES)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.0
MobyScore
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User Reviews

I remember the arcade version being much better than this one. PCGamer77 (3028) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars
A glimpse at lazy gamemaking Multimedia Mike (17464) 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.9
Overall MobyScore (16 votes) 3.0


The Press Says

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86
Génération 4
Un jeu d'action époustouflant qui ne vous laissera aucun répit. Une option intéressante permet de reprendre une partie au niveau où vous aviez été tué précédemment. Un bon joystick sera nécessaire, si possible avec tir automatique, pour espérer arriver au bout de votre mission. Une superbe adaptation du jeu d'arcade.
80
Video Game Den
All in all, Commando is not the best looking game, but it is definitively one of the best run'n gun for the system and a faithful conversion - the action is clean, fast and beautifully staged.
70
Tilt
En conclusion, une bonne cartouche qui devrait plaire au plus grand nombre.
67
NES Archives
Commando was one of the earliest attempts on the NES at the shoot ‘em up genre. It is very basic but is definitely fun. If you enjoy this genre or early NES games then pick this one up, otherwise it might not be worth it.
65
Digital Press - Classic Video Games
So what if later games did it better? Commando still proves to very playable and fun if one can overlook the flaws that plagued this genre for years. You really can't go wrong with games like this when they only run a couple of bucks on today' market. While it may never be as well remembered as games like Ikari Warriors, Commando is a worthy addition to any war fans game collection.
50
HonestGamers
Commando is hardly a bastion of ‘80s shooters. This is an era of the genre already shown up by later entries such as Contra and Cannon Fodder. The simplicity offered here, both in terms of mechanics and challenge, does little to adjust that reputation. Still, Commando offers fun in short, sharp bursts, delivering exactly what you’d expect and not a penny more. If you’ve ever dreamed of being Arnold Schwarzenegger (and who hasn’t?), this isn’t a bad way to pretend.
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Game Informer Magazine
Commando is a fantastic arcade game that lost its luster when it came to the NES. The graphics are hampered by a familiar NES flicker that is downright annoying. While Commando is memorable, its glory lies in being a fairly average arcade-to-home translation.
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The Video Game Critic
The action is smooth but the flicker can be excessive at times, detracting from the otherwise sharp visuals. Commando is extremely challenging, and can be frustrating for the novice. The mobs of regenerating enemies are relentless, and you're more likely to die from touching one of them than from actually being shot. Trying to aim diagonally can be especially frustrating. If there's a secret to doing well in Commando, it is this: Shoot constantly and keep moving. It turns out that enemies can't fire their guns or catch up to you once you pass them, so just concentrate on those ahead of you. The background graphics depict a bland, brown environment suggestive of Desert Storm. I wasn't terribly impressed with the gameplay, but Commando did keep me entertained for a little while. It's a shame that the two-player mode requires both players to take turns instead of playing at the same time.