Bionic Commando (Universe)
Bionic Commando, known in Japan as Top Secret, is a game universe created by Capcom with its first game being released in 1987. In addition to games, the universe includes a couple comic books, soundtracks, action figures, and various other forms of merchandise.
My first experience with Bionic Commando was in the late 1980s with the NES game, which is also my favorite game in the series. Unfortunately, Capcom has never really treated the game with the respect it deserves, and most of the games in the series have just been remakes or concept games. They tried to reboot the franchise in 2009, but the game was poorly received, and it's unlikely much more will come out of it.
Although there are 20 total releases in the Bionic Commando series, most bearing the title "Bionic Commando," there are really only seven different games.
|Bionic Commando||Arcade||Arcade||1987-03-??||Japan, USA|
|Bionic Commando||Amiga||Arcade||1988-??-??||UK, Europe, USA|
|Bionic Commando||Amstrad CPC||Arcade||1988-??-??||UK|
|Bionic Commando||Atari ST||Arcade||1988-??-??||UK|
|Bionic Commando||Commodore 64 (NTSC)||Arcade||1988-??-??||USA|
|Bionic Commando||Commodore 64 (PAL)||Arcade||1988-??-??||UK|
|Bionic Commando||ZX Spectrum||Arcade||1988-??-??||UK, Europe|
|Bionic Commando||NES||NES||1988-07-20||USA, Japan, UK, Europe, Australia, South America|
|Bionic Commando||Game Boy||Game Boy||1992-07-24||Japan, USA. Europe|
|Bionic Commando: Elite Forces||Game Boy Color||Elite Forces||2000-01-??||USA, Australia|
|Bionic Commando: Rearmed||PlayStation 3||Rearmed||2008-08-13||World|
|Bionic Commando: Rearmed||Windows||Rearmed||2008-08-13||World|
|Bionic Commando: Rearmed||Xbox 360||Rearmed||2008-08-13||World|
|Bionic Commando: Rearmed||Black Berry||Rearmed||2009-04-23||World|
|Bionic Commando||PlayStation 3||Reboot||2009-05-18||USA, Russia|
|Bionic Commando||Xbox 360||Reboot||2009-05-18||USA, Europe, Russia|
|Bionic Commando||Windows||Reboot||2009-07-28||USA, Europe, Russia, South America|
|Bionic Commando: Rearmed 2||PlayStation 3||Rearmed 2||2011-02-01||World|
|Bionic Commando: Rearmed 2||Xbox 360||Rearmed 2||2011-02-01||World|
- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bionic_Commando - Wikipedia.
- mobygames.com/game-group/bionic-commando-series - MobyGames.
- thealmightyguru.com/Reviews/BionicCommando/Wiki/index.php - The Bionic Commando Database.