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Eight 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. If you take too long then the prisoners will be executed by a firing squad. 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 II BBC Micro The outpost at the end of level one.
Who Dares Wins II BBC Micro Instructions.
Who Dares Wins II BBC Micro Navigating some water and woods.
Who Dares Wins II BBC Micro Starting level two.

Promo Images

Who Dares Wins II Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "Who Dares Wins 2" -- Alternate spelling (media)
  • "Mercenario" -- Spanish Amstrad title
  • "Comando Parachutiste: Who Dares Wins II" -- French title

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Computer Gamer Oct, 1986 12 out of 20 60


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Who 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 Music

The 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)

Kabushi (257496) added Who Dares Wins II (BBC Micro) on May 30, 2010
Other platforms contributed by B.L. Stryker (23422), Kabushi (257496), Martin Smith (76472) and koffiepad (10504)