Bionic Commando (GB)

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Bionic Commando
Bionic Commando - GB - USA.jpg
Platform: Game Boy
Year: 1992
Developer: Minakuchi Engineering Co., Ltd.
Buy: Amazon
For other games in the series see Bionic Commando.

Bionic Commando for the Game Boy is a remake of the Bionic Commando (NES) game. It is the same style of platform shooter and features a slightly easier to work with bionic arm. You control Rad by swinging him over various obstacles, shooting at enemies, and infiltrating enemy territory. Since the game is a remake, the main goal is the same: you're trying to rescue Super Joe and save the world from the evil empire. All references to Nazism and World War II have been eliminated, and there is a more high tech theme to the game. Although the game is grayscale, the graphics are wonderful, and some of them are even better than the original, and a stronger anime motif is used. A few tunes are reused in the game as well, though the Game Boy sound chip doesn't quite match up the NES.

Screenshots

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The title screen.

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The introductory conversation.

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Moving around the map.

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The weapons selection screen.

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Swinging on the bionic arm.

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Finished an area.

Music

A couple of the songs from the Game Boy remake are based on the original arcade game and the NES port, but most of the music is unique. The game doesn't credit a composer, but Kouji Murata has claimed to have composed the new music and arranged the old tunes. The new music is still in the same style as the earlier games, and the arrangements are nicely made.

Recording

# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 Prologue Kouji MurataKouji Murata 1:09
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02 Map Kouji MurataKouji Murata 0:40
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03 Area 0 Kouji MurataKouji Murata 2:18
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04 Area 1 Kouji MurataKouji Murata 1:41
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05 Heat Wave Junko TamiyaKouji Murata 2:15
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06 Leap of Faith Junko TamiyaKouji Murata 1:34
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07 Bionic Commando Theme Harumi FujitaKouji Murata 2:25
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08 Neutral Area Kouji MurataKouji Murata 1:10
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09 Area Clear Kouji MurataKouji Murata 0:10
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10 Combat Kouji MurataKouji Murata 1:15
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11 Boss Kouji MurataKouji Murata 0:55
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12 Game Over Kouji MurataKouji Murata 0:07
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13 Password Entry Kouji MurataKouji Murata 1:29
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14 Epilogue Junko TamiyaKouji Murata 1:15
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15 Unknown Kouji MurataKouji Murata 0:22
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Credits

Several songs are based on the original arcade music composed by Harumi Fujita (verified by Capcom). They may also have been based on the NES port which was arranged by Junko Tamiya (verified by Capcom). Kouji Murata lists this game in his works on his archived page.

(Source: Kouji's website [1]; game lacks credits.)

Game Rip

Format

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Ripping Game Boy music is a very arduous process that is beyond the scope of this site. The soundtrack was recorded using the Game Emu Player in foobar2000.

Releases

  Japan.svg   Japan
Bionic Commando - GB - Japan.jpg
Title: トップシークレット ヒットラー (Bionic Commando)
Platform: Game Boy
Released: 1992-07-24
Publisher: Capcom Co., Ltd.
  USA.svg   USA
Bionic Commando - GB - USA.jpg
Title: Bionic Commando
Platform: Game Boy
Released: 1992-10-??
Publisher: Capcom U.S.A., Inc.
  UK.svg   UK
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Title: Bionic Commando
Platform: Game Boy
Released: 1992-??-??
Publisher: Capcom Co., Ltd.

Links


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