Bionic Commando Theme

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Bionic Commando Theme
Composer Junko Tamiya
Released 1988/07/20
Games

The Bionic Commando Theme is a common song among the Bionic Commando series. It was composed by Junko Tamiya for the NES port, and has been reused in a couple other games. The track remained untitled until Simon Wiklund released the soundtrack and gave the song a title.


Bionic Commando (NES)

The Bionic Commando Theme is the background music of areas 1, 3, 4, and 7. It has a wonderful military march sound with snare drums all throughout the track.

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In the liner notes for the official soundtrack, Dean Tersigni writes:

There were many war games for the NES, but none of them have a more military sounding track than the "Bionic Commando Theme". The beat of the snares and the pulsing bass are the perfect backdrop for the powerful lead. Obviously inspired by a military march, this iconic song gives the game its notable character.


Bionic Commando (GB)

The Game Boy rearrangement is very similar to the NES version, only with a slower tempo and lower fidelity. It plays only in area 13.


Bionic Commando: Rearmed (W32)

Bionic Commando: Rearmed features a remix version of the song. A preview of the remix can be heard on the 8-bit album, and the full remix can be heard in Bionic Commando: Rearmed (W32).


Variants


Released

Game

Arranger

Length

Format

Listen

1988/07/20 Bionic Commando (NES) Junko Tamiya, Unknown 1:04 NSF
1992/07/24 Bionic Commando (GB) Unknown 1:11 GBS
2008/08/13 Bionic Commando: Rearmed (W32) Simon Wiklund