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Bionic 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.


Bionic Commando: Rearmed Windows In these rooms you can contact HQ...
Bionic Commando: Rearmed Windows Desert location
Bionic Commando: Rearmed Windows Verbal exchange with the Boss
Bionic Commando: Rearmed Windows Boss battle with a hovering ball

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Bionic Commando: Rearmed Screenshot
Bionic Commando: Rearmed Screenshot
Bionic Commando: Rearmed Screenshot
Bionic Commando: Rearmed Screenshot

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Giant Bomb Aug, 2008 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
IGN Aug 13, 2008 9.3 out of 10 93
GamersMark Aug 21, 2008 9 out of 10 90 Aug 12, 2008 85 out of 100 85
Absolute Games ( Aug 26, 2008 81 out of 100 81
Gameplay (Benelux) Oct, 2008 81 out of 100 81
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Aug 31, 2008 8 out of 10 80 Sep 29, 2008 15 out of 20 75
PC Games (Germany) Jul 30, 2008 3 out of 6 60
GameStar (Germany) Jul 29, 2008 60 out of 100 60


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1001 Video Games

Bionic Commando Rearmed appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Cut version

In the cut version of the game, the ending cutscene is missing the last, gory scene.

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St. Martyne (3655) added Bionic Commando: Rearmed (Windows) on Sep 06, 2008
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