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The Video Game Critic (Mar 13, 2004)
Enemy bullets are large and slow, so you can't say you didn't see them coming. Your shots have slightly longer range than your adversaries, and this can be enhanced further with power-ups. Ironically, when you blow up a villager's hut, he rewards you with a fresh stash of arrows! At the end of each stage, you must penetrate a well-fortified enemy fortress. Rambo even includes a great two-player simultaneous mode, and furnishes several continues. With its superb visuals and challenging (but fair) gameplay, Rambo stands as one of the best titles for the Master System.
Tout ceci fait de ce jeu la meilleure réalisation du genre sur micro ordinateur et croyez moi on n'est vraiment pas loin de l'arcade. La musique est un peu décevante pour un jeu Sega.
There is no doubt that the game is addictive, challenging and the difficulty level is about right (although it does seems a bit harsh not allowing another play on after the second round as the later levels are not exactly a pushover). It won't appeal to everyone's tastes, but if you are looking for a bit of carnage on your Sega, then Secret Command is well worth considering.
Rambo: First Blood Part II is the most fun with two players. If you are a fan of the movie series and two player action games then you should try this game.
Retrogaming History (May 13, 2009)
Giocabilità immediata, grafica coloratissima: pur non essendo né originale, né un capolavoro, Secret Commando riesce nel suo compito più importante: divertire (perché no, anche in due!). Consigliatissimo a tutti i possessori del Sega Master System!
Sega Does (Nov 18, 2014)
Even though Rambo is tougher than eating sushi off of Stallone’s bare abs without laughing, I can’t deny that the game fulfills some small testosterone-driven part of my being. People that think these games are repetitive, bang-bang, shoot-em-up are correct, but they’re missing the point. For a certain generation raised on ridiculous 80s movies, how cool was it to play as Rambo in a game that didn’t completely totally suck? Ikari Warriors for the NES sucked. Pretty much every Schwarzenegger game on every console sucked. Sure, Contra was and is great, but Contra was a tribute to 80s action without quite being the real thing. And while I’d prefer to play as a pixel-perfect Arnold fighting off T-1000s with a sawed-off, I’ll take Stallone bare-chesting it through the woods with unlimited rounds of pain.
Tilt (Dec, 1987)
Le décor relativement complexe propose des graphismes honnêtes et parfois trop stylisés mais toujours agréables à l'œil. Les personnages apparaissent en revanche assez mal dessinés. La rapidité de l'action est très grande et nous n'avons pas constaté d'effets de scintillement dus par exemple à une surcharge de l'écran. La bande son est agréable car mélodie et bruitages n'ont rien de stressant.
IGN (Jul 27, 2009)
Altogether, Secret Command isn't a great value, it's got some annoying gameplay aspects and it's certainly going to disappoint the dedicatedly shirtless Rambo supporters from the '80s who fondly remember the license-intact edition that shipped on cartridge in America 20 years ago. But if you brush past all that, it's still capable as a co-op Commando clone -- and fans of that game, or Ikari Warriors, or even Konami's Jackal might still want to give it a look.
Power Play (1987)
Ein Urteil über dieses Spiel zu fällen ist nicht einfach. Wenn man es allein vom Spieltechnischen betrachtet, weiß Secret Command durchaus zu gefallen. Für anhaftende Motivation ist gesorgt, und vor allem zu zweit gleichzeitig sorgt es für spannende und unterhaltsame Stunden. Grafik und Sound haben mich nicht vom Hocker gerissen, sind aber trotzdem nett anzuschauen und anzuhören. Die Steuerung der Spielfigur mit den Joypads erweist sich als recht ungenau. Leider ist die Thematik des Spiels alles andere als niedlich. Da wird ohne Rücksicht einer nach dem anderen niedergemetzelt. Mir persönlich macht das nicht viel aus, denn ich bin durchaus noch In der Lage zwischen Spiel und Wirklichkeit zu unterscheiden. Sie doch hoffentlich auch.