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Trevor Harwood & John Nixon

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"Commando provides the same kind of excitement I felt when I first played Elite many moons ago, and I shall go back to it time and time again."
Electron User


You are Super Joe the crack combat soldier of the eighties battling against all odds to defeat the advancing rebel forces. Equipped with only an M60 machine gun and six hand-grenades, you carry out your lone crusade, forcing your way into hostile territory. Mortars, grenades and dynamite rain from the skies and explode around you. Enemy bullets fly past you in all directions and trenches, cliffs and lakes block your path. Rebel forces appear from caves, strong holds and troop carriers to stop your progress. You must show no mercy. You must not retreat. You must keep pushing yourself further and further into enemy lines, collecting supplies of hand-grenades from defeated outposts, until you reach your final objective, the fortress.

Developed with the aid of Capcom to produce the closest possible home-computer simulation of the original arcade No. 1 hit game. Have you got the skill and stamina to defeat the enemy?

The object of the game is to advance as far as possible into enemy lines whilst destroying rebel forces, installations and vehicles. Along the way you should pick up as many boxes of hand grenades as possibles so as to replenish your stock.

Game Controls

Z - Left, X - Right, * - Up, / - Down
RETURN - Fire, SHIFT - Grenade
Joystick compatible. Press SPACE bar for grenade.


Cover Art Language(s): English
Compatibility: Acorn Electron
Release: Professionally released On Cassette
Original Release Date: 1st Jun 1986
Links: Everygamegoing,

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Commando (Cassette)
Commando (5.25" Disc)