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Bionic Commando

aka: Bionic Commandos, Top Secret

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In Bionic Commando the player takes control of a soldier with a bionic arm that extends and contracts. The bionic arm allows the soldier to grab onto fixed objects and swing around and climb up levels — no jumping allowed! The arm also grabs opponents and pulls them towards the protagonist.

The player's mission is to storm the enemy's fortress and destroy the launch computer to prevent the enemy from using their doomsday weapon.


  • トップ・シークレット - Japanese spelling

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Subject User Date
Trivia is wrong ReyVGM 2014-10-15 16:01:09
Bionic Commando(arc.) released for Windows(via Steam) on Capcom Arcade Stadium Andrew Fisher 2022-08-25 10:23:17



  • "Super Joe", who you are sent to rescue is the character from Capcom's original Commando game. Apparently without someone to insert credits to continue, he was easily captured.
  • Generalissimo Killt's name might be a reference to Spanish dictator Francisco Franco, since Generalissimo was to Franco what Führer was to Hitler. Besides, Franco and Hitler collaborated together several times, first Hitler aiding Franco in the Spanish Civil War and later Franco aiding Hitler in the World War II. Another interesting fact, although in that case might be just a coincidence, is that the most representative image of Franco during the post-war is the one with him wearing a cloak, just like G. Killt.


  • ACE
    • October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)* Computer and Video Games
    • Issue 06/1989 - Winner Golden Joystick Award 1989 for Best 8-Bit Soundtrack (reader's vote)* Game Informer
    • August 2001 (Issue #100) -#66 in the "Top 100 Games of All Time" poll

Information also contributed by Captain Canuck, Kohler 86 and PCGamer77

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  • MobyGames ID: 8779


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Game added by KnockStump.

Amiga added by EboMike. Commodore 64 added by Exolon. ZX Spectrum, Atari ST, DOS added by Martin Smith. Arcade added by Pseudo_Intellectual. Amstrad CPC added by Katakis | カタキス.

Additional contributors: Daniel Saner, Shoddyan, lights out party, Patrick Bregger, piltdown_man, Rik Hideto, Jo ST.

Last modified February 22nd, 2023.