DescriptionEight invaded townships must be brought back under your control in this Commando-style shoot 'em up, which progresses vertically using a flick-screen system. You are armed with a rifle (activated by a short tap of the fire button) and five grenades (used via a longer press), and must not only kill off the enemy forces, but also rescue your comrades who have been tied to trees along the way. You begin at the bottom of the first screen and slowly make your way upwards; enemies pop up from all sides, walking around and shooting, and you have to dodge their shots while trying to shoot them yourself. The foes make good use of the decoy opportunities of the terrain, and you must do the same to have a chance. The levels include rivers with narrow bridges, potholes, and train-lines.
Extra supplies are dropped in as you progress through the game, as are extra lives in addition to your starting 5.
- "Who Dares Wins 2" -- Alternate spelling (media)
- "Mercenario" -- Spanish Amstrad title
- "Comando Parachutiste: Who Dares Wins II" -- French title
Part of the Following Groups
|Nice sequel||Commodore 64||LepricahnsGold (121956)|
|Zzap!||Commodore 64||Dec, 1985||90 out of 100||90|
|Zzap!||Commodore 64||May, 1992||78 out of 100||78|
|Computer Gamer||Commodore 16, Plus/4||Jun, 1987||71 out of 100||71|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Atari 8-bit||Oct, 1987||7 out of 10||70|
|GamesCollection||Amstrad CPC||Jan 25, 2009||7 out of 10||70|
|Commodore User||Commodore 16, Plus/4||Jan, 1987||7 out of 10||70|
|Computer Gamer||BBC Micro||Oct, 1986||12 out of 20||60|
|Computer Gamer||Atari 8-bit||Jun, 1987||33 out of 100||33|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Atari 8-bit||Jul, 1987||4 out of 12||33|
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InjunctionWho Dares Wins II was released as a new version of Who Dares Wins, as the original had an injunction against it from Elite, who felt the game was too similar to Commando. The maps were changed to make it different from Commando.
Title MusicThe title music from the C16 version was taken from the theme music to the film The Great Escape by John Sturges
- Commodore Format
- July 1991 (Issue 10) - listed in the A to Z of Classic Games article (Great)