Bionic Commando Theme
The Bionic Commando Theme is a song heard in various games from the Bionic Commando series. It was composed by Harumi Fujita for the original arcade game and has been remixed for several other games. The track has a wonderful snare drum throughout the song giving it the perfect military march sound.
The Bionic Commando Theme had several titles like Area 1 because of the NES port, The Forefront from the arcade game, and The Front Line as it's known on the Legend of Game Music: Premium Box album. However, when Simon Wiklund released the soundtrack, he gave the song its now official title.
This song was covered by Machinae Supremacy to promote the Bionic Commando reboot.
|1987-03-??||Bionic Commando (ARC)||Harumi Fujita||1:59||VGM|| |
|1988-07-20||Bionic Commando (NES)||Junko Tamiya||1:04||NSF|| |
|1992-07-24||Bionic Commando (GB)||Kouji Murata||1:11||GBS|| |
|2008-08-13||Bionic Commando: Rearmed (W32)||Simon Wiklund|
Bionic Commando (ARC)
This is the original version of the song as composed by Harumi Fujita. It is heard in stage 2: The Forefront.
This song was included on the Legend of Game Music: Premium Box album. It's track 51 on disc 3, and it has the title "The Front Line".
The song is played on a YM2151 sound chip and is song 0x2 in the game's sound test.
Bionic Commando (NES)
The Bionic Commando Theme is the background music of areas 1, 3, 4, and 7.
In the liner notes for the official soundtrack, Dean Tersigni writes:
Bionic Commando (GB)
The Game Boy rearrangement is very similar to the NES version, only with a slower tempo and lower fidelity. The bulk of the song is intact, but it is missing the bridge. Surprisingly, the iconic song is only played in area 13.
The song is track 1 in the GBS file.
Bionic Commando: Rearmed (W32)
- youtube.com/watch?v=xckhXilEzTs - Machinae Supremacy cover.