Bionic Commando (AST)
- 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.
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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.
|01||The Forest||Harumi Fujita||Tim Follin||3:18||Download|
|02||Heat Wave||Junko Tamiya||Tim Follin||2:35||Download|
|03||Infiltration||Harumi Fujita||Tim Follin||1:59||Download|
|04||Stop the Missile||Harumi Fujita||Tim Follin||2:05||Download|
|05||End of Stage||Harumi Fujita||Tim Follin||0:07||Download|
|06||Game Over||Harumi Fujita||Tim Follin||0:02||Download|
|07||High Score||Harumi Fujita||Tim Follin||1:14||Download|
- Ripper: Grazey, PHF
- Recorder: TheAlmightyGuru
- Game Credits:
(The source comes from reading the binary files, though a screenshot is preferable.)
Source verification is needed.
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.
- mobygames.com/game/atari-st/bionic-commando - MobyGames.
- gamefaqs.com/ast/948879-bionic-commando - GameFAQs.
- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bionic_Commando_%28arcade%29 - Wikipedia.
- thealmightyguru.com/Reviews/BionicCommando/Wiki/index.php - Fan page.
|Bionic Commando||• • • • • •|
|Bionic Commando (NES Version)||• • • • •|
|Bionic Commando: Elite Forces|
|Bionic Commando (7th Generation)||• •|
|Bionic Commando: Rearmed 2||•|
|Notable Songs||Bionic Commando Theme • Heat Wave • Power Plant • Leap of Faith|
|Notable Personnel||Harumi Fujita • Junko Tamiya|