Senjou no Ookami

Arcade Video game published 39 years ago by Capcom Co., Ltd.

Listed in MAME

Senjou no Ookami screenshot

戦場の狼 © 1985 Capcom.
(Senjou no Ookami)

Senjou no Ookami is a vertically-scrolling shoot'em up in which the player takes on the role of a highly trained commando soldier. The mission is to rescue captives and destroy enemy bases and strongholds, killing as many enemy soldiers as possible in the process. The commando carries only 2 weapons : a limited-range machine gun with unlimited shots, and a limited supply of hand grenades. Extra grenades can be picked up as the player progresses through the levels.

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Main CPU: Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
Sound CPU: Zilog Z80 (@ 3 Mhz)
Sound Chips: (2x) Yamaha YM2203 (@ 1.5 Mhz)

Players: 2
Control: 8-way joystick
Buttons: 2


Senjou no Ookami was released in May 1985 in Japan. It is known outside Japan as "Commando" and is known as "Space Invasion" for the West German marketplace.

The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'Wolf of the Battlefield'.

The main character is Super Joe from "Rush & Crash" and "Top Secret".

Bandai released a board game based on this video game (Commando) : A simple roll-and-move type game, with symbols on the board indicating what happens when you land on that spot. There are multiple choices on which direction to go, but not too much in the way of required thinking. There are many different boards that you progress through, each 'board' representing one 'stage' of the game.

Alfa Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Capcom Game Music - 28XA-94) on August 25, 1986.

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* The arch bridge is a dangerous spot so watch for grenade attacks from above. Be careful of trucks and jeeps that may try to run over you. Do not fall into rivers or ponds. Trees, walls and other obstacles may be used for cover.

* Here's A Hot Way To Kill The Soldiers Without Going Anywhere Near Them : At the end of each area, when the enemy soldiers are pouring out of the gate from their compound, move your commando to the bottom of the screen and shoot down. Your shots will come down from the top of the screen, killing the soldiers as they come out of the gate.

* This will let you rack up big points and all the extra men you can : On the first stage there is a cliff on the right side of the screen. The bad guys will jump off the end of this cliff and attack you. If you walk until the bad guys START jumping off and then stop you can stand there and kill them until you get sick of playing or until you reach the max extra men.
If you plan on playing through the rest of the game you should stop at the max amount of extra men. If you just sit there the enemies will get faster and faster so the rest of the game will be harder.


1. Senjou no Ookami (1985)
2. Senjou no Ookami II [CP-S No. 09] (1990)


Designed by : Tokuro Fujiwara
Music by : Tamayo Kawamoto


Here is a list of ports released in Japan only. To see non-Japanese ports, please see the export version entry, "Commando".

japan Nintendo Famicom (sept.27, 1986) "Senjou no Ookami [Model CAP-SJ]"
japan Sega Saturn (nov.12, 1998) "Capcom Generation Dai 4 Shou Kokou no Eiyuu [Model T-1235G]"
japan Sony PlayStation (nov.12, 1998) "Capcom Generation Dai 4 Shou Kokou no Eiyuu [Model SLPS-01701]"
japan Sony PS2 (mar.2, 2006) "Capcom Classics Collection [Model SLPM-66317]"
japan Sony PS2 (oct.11, 2007) "Capcom Classics Collection [Best Price] [Model SLPM-66852]"
Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console Arcade] japan (oct.5, 2010)
Sony PlayStation 3 [PSN] japan (feb.19, 2013) "Capcom Arcade Cabinet [Model NPJB-00210]"
Microsoft XBOX 360 [XBLA] japan (feb.20, 2013) "Capcom Arcade Cabinet"

japan Sony PSP (sept.7, 2006) "Capcom Classics Collection [Model ULJM-05104]"
japan Sony PSP (sept.13, 2007) "Capcom Classics Collection [Best Price] [Model ULJM-05280]"

japan MSX (1986)


Game's ROM.