Bionic Commando (AST)

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Bionic Commando
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Platform: Atari ST
Year: 1988
Developer: Capcom Co., Ltd., Software Creations, Ltd.
For other games in the series see Bionic Commando.

Bionic Commando is a platform shooter where you control a soldier who has a bionic grappling-hook for an arm. Since you can't jump, the grappling hook is your only source of vertical movement.

Like most early games, there is little in the way of plot. The game doesn't have a back-story or clear objective. You just shoot all the enemy soldiers and avoid the hazardous environment on your way to the ends of each stage. Each stage ends with a "boss" soldier which is actually one of the weakest enemies in the game. The game only features 5 stages, but like early games, it makes up for begins short by being extremely difficult.

The Atari ST port is made by the same group that made the superior Bionic Commando PAL (C64) port.

Screenshots

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The loader screen.

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Got a high score!


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Music

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The Atari ST music is nearly identical to the ZX Spectrum music, only with a higher fidelity since it's played on the YM2149F PSG chip. The similarities are expected since both are the work of Tim Follin. Also, like the ZX Spectrum port, several tracks were cut including the loader, ending, and Power Plant tracks. Because of this, stages 4 and 5 use Stop the Missile. Mike Follin is credited as the audio driver programmer.

Recording

# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 The Forest Harumi FujitaTim Follin 3:18
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02 Heat Wave Junko TamiyaTim Follin 2:35
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03 Infiltration Harumi FujitaTim Follin 1:59
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04 Stop the Missile Harumi FujitaTim Follin 2:05
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05 End of Stage Harumi FujitaTim Follin 0:07
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06 Game Over Harumi FujitaTim Follin 0:02
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07 High Score Harumi FujitaTim Follin 1:14
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Credits

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Game Rip

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Ripping Atari ST music is a very arduous process that is beyond the scope of this site. The soundtrack was recorded with JAM For Windows version 2.10.

Releases

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Title: Bionic Commando
Platform: Atari ST
Released: 1988-??-??
Publisher: Go!

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Bionic Commando
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Bionic Commando (NES Version) Platform - NES.png • Platform - GB.png • Platform - PS3.png • Platform - W32.png • Platform - X360.png • Platform - BB.png
Bionic Commando: Elite Forces Platform - GBC.png
Bionic Commando (7th Generation) Platform - PS3.png • Platform - X360.png • Platform - W32.png
Bionic Commando: Rearmed 2 Platform - PS3.png • Platform - X360.png
Notable Songs Bionic Commando Theme • Heat Wave • Power Plant • Leap of Faith
Notable Personnel Harumi Fujita • Junko Tamiya
Notable Companies Capcom