The game was released on September 27, 1986 in Japan. It was sold 5500 Yen.
The Famicom version of Senjou no Ookami shows various differences with the original arcade game. The two most significant are the stage arrangement and the underground shelters. As for the stage arrangement, the arcade game consists of eight levels made out of two sets of four stages, whereas the Famicom port features sixteen levels made out of four sets of four stages. Then ladders leading to small underground shelters are scattered throughout the game and are revealed by throwing grenades in specific location on the battlefield. These shelters are particularly well thought out though, and players looking for a gaming experience closer to the original game can simply ignore them and concentrate on the non-stop shooting action instead. Additionally, the game has a lot more items to collect (most of them appear inside the shelters), as well as machine gun and grenade upgrades ! Finally, any reference to Nazi Germany was removed from the American's manual/packaging and was replaced by an evil Empire Army.
[US] "Commando [Model NES-CO-USA]