Bionic Commando PAL (C64)

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Bionic Commando
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Platform: Commodore 64
Year: 1988
Developer: Capcom Co., Ltd., Software Creations, Ltd.
For other games in the series see Bionic Commando.

Bionic Commando was ported to the Commodore 64 by two different companies, one in North America and this one for Europe. The PAL version in Europe is superior to the USA version with better music, controls, and an overall more accurate portrayal of the original arcade game. As with the arcade game, you play Super Joe, a soldier with a bionic arm who must shoot and swing his way through five highly dangerous stages. The game is incredibly difficult, and the low-resolution graphics of the Commodore 64 don't make it any easier.


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The loader screen. Too bad they couldn't make the whole game look like that!

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The title screen.

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Early in the forest stage.

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Finished the first stage. Like a boss!

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The fort at the beginning of stage 2.

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I'm in the top 5!


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Most of the music is just a rearrangement of the original arcade music, although Tim Follin infused a bit of his own flair into the tracks. However, the loader and ending themes were composed especially for this game.

It seems that Tim Follin used that exact arrangement as the base for later Amiga, Atari ST and ZX Spectrum 128 ports. While all his arrangements in these games sound quite the same, only Follin's Commodore 64 version has unique music from him, Power Plant tune absent in the other three ports. Also two of the tracks contain parts that don't appear in other ports (particularly The Forest's 1:20-1:37 part and Bionic Commando Theme's 1:08-1:12 segment)


# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 Bionic Commando Loader Tim FollinTim Follin 1:46
02 The Forest Harumi FujitaTim Follin 3:36
03 Bionic Commando Theme Harumi FujitaTim Follin 2:43
04 Infiltration Harumi FujitaTim Follin 1:59
05 Power Plant Harumi FujitaTim Follin 3:17
06 Stop the Missile Harumi FujitaTim Follin 2:16
07 End of Stage Harumi FujitaTim Follin 0:07
08 Game Over Harumi FujitaTim Follin 0:02
09 High Score Harumi FujitaTim Follin 0:32
10 Ending Tim FollinTim Follin 0:54



Game Rip






Ripping Commodore 64 music is a very arduous process that is beyond the scope of this site.


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Bionic Commando PAL - C64 - Europe.jpg
Title: Bionic Commando
Platform: Commodore 64
Released: 1988-??-??
Publisher: Capcom Co., Ltd.


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
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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 • Kouji Murata
Notable Companies Capcom