Bionic Commando

Capcom, 1987

Screen orientation: Horizontal
Pinout: JAMMA
Players: 1 or 2, taking turns
Buttons: 2 buttons (fire and arm control)
Also known as: Top Secret (the Japanese import?)
DIP switch settings and pinout

You control a soldier equipped with a bionic arm that you can use for swinging around like Tarzan, picking up power-ups and bonuses and for knocking down enemy soldiers. You can also shoot these soldiers with your gun. You fight your way through several 8-way scrolling levels to complete your mission, which is to destroy a missile base and kill an evil dictator. You can pick up power-ups for your gun and your arm, and bonuses for points.

In test mode you seem to be able to listen to several songs that don't appear in the game.

This is a good and rather cute game with nice music. Swinging around with the bionic arm is lots of fun. My version is called "Top Secret", and seems to be a Japanese import (it's not a bootleg).

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