Tuesday, May 01, 2018


I remember trying to conquer this arcade shoot 'em up on my ZX Spectrum long before I became an ST nutter. However, no matter how much I loved it, I always sucked because it's so difficult. Now, I've not played Commando for absolute ages but remember being just as bad in 16 bits, which this old video recording nicely demonstrates! Thankfully, I've improved with age because I've finally beaten the first stage with those tricky soldiers ^ ^

Unsurprisingly, our conversion has more glam in comparison to that gory Speccy game. I also think we received an authentic conversion with responsive controls and gorgeous smooth scrolling. The one-joystick/button method to control works well compared to the arcade and everything is zany and as spritely as it should be.

Commando is something I love and hate with equal measure, so it's a good job this old skool shooter is so infuriatingly addictive. Highly recommended - if you've got a couple of hours spare to master the learning curve!!

Wear camo and grab a BB Gun before daring to download Commando for either floppy or hard disk.

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