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Bionic Commando [Model NES-CM-USA]

Export Nintendo NES cart. published 36 years ago by Capcom USA, Inc.

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Bionic Commando © 1988 Capcom USA, Incorporated.

North American release. Game developed in Japan. For more information please see the original Japanese release entry; "Hitler no Fukkatsu - Top Secret [Model CAP-HF]".

Text from the American version:
For two tears, your people have struggled against the relentless onslaught of invading forces. With your army reduced to a handful and your artillery depleted, further resistance seems impossible. But in a hidden underground laboratory, a team of scientists has at least perfected a new kind of fighting machinery: a bionic arm that extends and contracts, providing unheard-of-strength and maneuverability. Combined with an arsenal of rapid-fire, armor-piercing, and heat-seeking weaponry, this will put the power of an entire army in the hands of one man... one carefully-chosen soldier, who has what it takes to become a new breed of unstoppable commando... a Bionic Commando. And you are that soldier! Your mission will take you through the heavily-patrolled wilderness surrounding the enemy headquarters, and into the very heart of the fortress itself. Even ot the most courageous soldier, it would seem an impossible challenge. But there has never been a solider like the Bionic Commando!

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Cartridge ID: NES-CM-USA


Bionic Commando for NES was released in December 1988 in North America.

The original Japanese version name translates as 'Hitler's Resurrection - Top Secret', and obviously, the game was heavily edited for its western release and all the Nazi references were removed (thanks to Nintendo's strict censorship policies back in the day). In this version. Hitler was renamed 'Master-D', the Nazis renamed the Badds (although the instruction manual calls them the Nazz in some places) and all the Swastikas were replaced with different and less controversial emblems. Although Hitler was renamed Master-D, his portrait in the game is still the one of Hitler, which must have confused many players back in the days. Additionally, Capcom kept the violence intact and the scene where the head of Hitler graphically explodes at the end of the game (blood and gore included) was left in the western release! Capcom also changed some of the character's names - the enemy's main commander is called 'Wiseman' in the Japanese version but was renamed 'Generalissimo Killt' in the western release. Additionally, a secondary character appears later in the game and helps the player - he is amusingly called Schwarzenegger in the Japanese version, but was renamed Destroyer-3 in the western release. Finally, numerous gameplay elements were changed throughout the game, some enemies were moved around, various placed edited, and the game feels, overall, easier to play than the original Japanese version.

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Game's description by Laurent Kermel;