Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Commando'

Rating:5 User: Stack

In 1985 we never really expected to see such a detailed, pacy and bold arcade conversion for the 48K Spectrum.
Commando, the classic run and shoot game was there for all to play at home and without a pocket full of 10p coins. The end of level overwhemimg riot and bullet spray was present and correct on the Speccy.
A host of imitators followed. Each one failed to meet the high playability watermark of Commando.
The task in Commando looks 'against all odds' but you just know that you can get past the next stage if you practice. The balanced challenge in Commando is just right making its appeal unlikely to diminish rapidly.