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Bringing flattops back 0

Having never played the original Bionic Commando, Bionic Commando Rearmed provided me with an opportunity to play an updated version of what has been described as nothing short of a classic. After playing the remake for myself, I can certainly see why the game has earned the reputation is has. Bionic Commando Rearmed is a freakishly entertaining old school action game that should be a worthy purchase for anyone willing to overlook a few dated design quirks.At its core, Bionic Commando Rearmed is...

7 out of 8 found this review helpful.

An excellent remake, and an excellent game. 0

As Nathan “Rad” Spencer parachutes onto the ground below, he soft lands, performs a forward roll, and gives a cheeky nod to the player holding the controller on the other side of the screen. He’s winking at you. Bionic Commando Rearmed is, itself, a remake of the classic NES game, a 2D-scrolling platformer/shooter, in which you control Nathan Spencer, a soldier working for the FSA (the Americans, broadly speaking) against a fascist separatist group called the Imperial Army (the Nazis, really). A...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Revolutionary just like the original 0

Let me start off by saying that I bought this game on a splurge. I really didn't know what it was or why I should get it, but I wanted a new game so I decided to download it. I quickly realized that this was the game that I used to play as a young child many years ago. It was my favorite game on the NES and for years I had really been searching to remember the name of the game. So, I was thrilled when I hopped in the first level and found myself saying "Hey, I remember this!"GameplayJust like th...

4 out of 5 found this review helpful.

One of the best reasons to have an Xbox Live Subscription 0

The original Bionic Commando on the NES is revered by many for being a game that did things different, and did them well. The jump button was replaced by a unique "bionic arm" that enabled players to swing over obstacles and the game has, considered by many, one of the most satisfying endings ever. Bionic Commando: Rearmed is a shining example of how a remake should be done with smooth controls, beautiful graphics and a kick-ass, manly protagonist. It is on of the best reasons to have an Xbox Li...

4 out of 8 found this review helpful.

Who needs the Jump concept? 0

Remakes of classic games don't always turn out to be as enjoyable or fulfilling as their originals, and Capcom has already proved so with recent releases of 1942: Joint Strike and Commando 3. Bionic Commando Rearmed is the latest installment in Capcom's nostalgic remake craze, deriving from the original Bionic Commando, and unlike 1942 and Commando 3, Rearmed keeps what was good about the original and made it even better in certain spots.In general, Bionic Commando Rearmed is essentially the sam...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Bionic Commando Returns in the Best way Possible 0

The original Bionic Commando for the NES is still one of my all time favorite games, the story was Super 80's Action Hero, and it was GREAT. So when i heard they where gonna "rearm" it for the new generation of consoles i was very excited but also worried the developer  wouldn't give it the treatment it deserves i am happy to say that i walked away from it  with my fond memories of the original not only intact but with a new appreciation for al the guys/gals over at GRIN, they really did a bang-...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A Great Game for New-Comers and Lovers of the Original 0

Bionic Commando Rearmed is a remake of the NES classic Bionic Commando. It is for XBLA and PSN, and let me just say it is probably worth $60, but it is only a mere $10. It is easily one of the best downloadable games out there, and it is worth every penny, and much much more. Yes, this game is a platformer, but fans of jump shoot and slide platformers may feel a little lost here. There is no jump button. Why? Because it would defeat the purpose of the game. You play Nathan Spencer, a guy who l...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

It's 1989 Again, and it's Been too Long 0

Remakes are all the rage these days, and while on the one hand they can be shrugged off as a cheap way for lazy developers to cash in, occasionally they not only reinvigorate a franchise that's been dead for two decades, but also create a game that's a sheer joy to play. Such is the case with Bionic Commando Rearmed. The original BC was released in the late 80s on the NES and was a unique game for its time in that it was a side-scrolling shooter where the protagonist couldn't jump. Instead, the ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Bionic Commando Rearmed Review 0

Being that developer GRIN did such an excellent job of recreating the original Bionic Commando with its Rearmed remake, the game retains its excellent qualities, as well as the baggage of bad that accompanied it 20 years ago. While the still-original gameplay is both fast and fun, it is also difficult to the point of violent lashings-out at your controller. Platforms are meticulously placed so you’ll miss them without a perfect jump; enemies are placed in positions that exclusively exist to scre...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

An excellent game 0

Bionic Commando is just an excellent game. I downloaded this game having only seen the preview video for it and it is fun. It has the old school feel of the original Bionic Commando with the updated graphics of today. Like its old school counterpart It can be challenging. I've played on the normal setting and it has given me a few problems. Most of the problems isn't from the enemies but in the timing of the swings - which is what every level is designed around.There are a couple of things that ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A perfect remake. 0


1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

This is How a Remake Should Be Done... 0

After 20 years of waiting and begging, the Bionic Commando franchise is coming back in a big way. This is all in part of Capcom's remake renaissance with such games like Street Fighter IV, Mega Man 9, and 1942: Joint Strike. Bionic Commando Rearmed is the official console remake for the NES version of Bionic Commando with some tweaks and additions (Yeah, it was sort of remade on the Game Boy). If you don't remember, Bionic Commando was truly an innovative game for its time revolving a grappling ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Beware, you will get angry. 1

There comes a time when you really need to think about the game you’re playing; you invest your time and money reading, watching then eventually playing a game. Sometimes you luck out and your decision was the right one, other times you’re not so lucky and feel that you could have used that time more effectively elsewhere. One fundamental aspect about downloadable games that while great for the money cautious person still poses a problem: the true try before you buy option. Demos only give you...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Bionic Commando: You Can Go Home Again 1

Bionic Commando: Rearmed is the redo and update of the classic 8-bit franchise from Capcom that, if you're 'old school' enough, most likely holds a special place in your heart. If not, then this game is a prime introduction to how things used to be in a bygone era. For some the game may ultimately feel archaic and overly difficult, but for those who remember, Rearmed feels a lot like riding a bike. After about a half hour you'll feel like you never stopped playing that old 8-bit copy of the orig...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A revamped classic. 2

Well what to say about Bionic Commando Rearmed is the remake of the great Bionic Commando for the NES.I never played the original Bionic Commando but after playing this I'm sure it was a revalutionary game for it's time.First I want to start off with the art style,it's beautiful.Every developer that is planing on making a revamp of a great classic,take note of Bionic Commando Rearmed.But this also brings some of the annoying aspecs of NES games.Some of the most annoying things are you get pushed...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Bionic Commando: Rearmed is a thrilling reworking of a classic! 0

It's fair to say that Bionic Commando is a classic game, for many it's unforgettable and for good reason. So in an age where the Arcade is being reborn in a different style it was expected I guess that Bionic Commando would see a updated version hitting our consoles soon enough. Developed by Grin, Bionic Commando: Rearmed is a great tribute to the classic game in many ways. Offering the exact same gameplay that made the original such a hit Grin have done a fantastic job in bringing it up to date...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Bionic Commando: Rearmed 0

Rearmed is a remake of a game for the original Nintendo, but if I didn't know that I couldn't have guessed. It's probably the most fun I've ever had with a game played in two dimensions, and the fact that something this forward thinking in its design and uniquely fun mechanically was made all those years ago makes me surprised it's not hailed as more of a classic. Admittedly I don't have much expertise on the time period, but Bionic Commando had an overworld map that gave you some choice about w...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Xbox Live Arcade Inventary Blowout made me do it 0

Bionic Commando Rearmed was one of the top Arcade titles of 2008 which I somehow managed to miss. In recent Inventory Blowout Microsoft halved price for the several better quality Xbox Live Arcade games including this title. So for 400 points can't really say no to this. Bionic Commando was a NES game from 1988 that got ported to every possible platform . 20 years later the IP got rebooted in form of this Bionic Commando Rearmed which is a remake of the original NES game. ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Robot Arm Grapple of Awesomeness 0

Generally, a remake is what, a 3-D re-imagining of the source material? This is the impression I’m under, that developers are afraid of taking two steps back when they put out games because they think the market won’t accept anything less than full 3-D. And one look at Sega proves that a once celebrated game developer can lose that charm and quality that was lost in translation from 2-D franchises to 3-D versions of their former selves. The Playstation and Nintendo 64 virtually killed 2-D gaming...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Bionic Commando Rearmed 2

Originally released in 1988 for the Nintendo Entertainment System, Bionic Commando was critically acclaimed for its innovative gameplay. The implementation of the grappling hook was not only said to be remarkably well-balanced for its time, but made for a welcomed change from the typical action game. If you were a fan of the series twenty years ago, you’ll probably find yourself completely enthralled by this year’s remake of the game: Bionic Commando Rearmed, but if you’re like me, and have neve...

1 out of 3 found this review helpful.

A great concept ruined by technology 4

The original Bionic Commando was heralded as one of the best and innovative games on the NES, and 20 years later, Capcom has looked to spark new magic with the franchise by remaking the original.  And with current standards of remakes, Bionic Commando: Rearmed for Xbox Live Arcade once again falls into the category of 'worse than the original' due to focusing too much on added content than improving what made the original great, gameplay.There will be several instances in Bionic Commando: Rearme...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The definitive version of Bionic Commando 0

Pros:Level Design is faithful to the original Excellent Boss Design Each weapon has a purpose Upgradeable abilities Switching weapons on-the-fly Music & Sound Lighting Effects & Visual Style Replay value of Challenge Rooms Super Joe's Machine Gun Cons:Old-school, trial-and-error gameplay will frustrate many Enemies don't get much smarter and are less varied towards the end Final level is ridiculously long and requires stocking up on lives Camera is too close on some difficult platformin...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Good game, crap interface! 0

This game is excellent and well worth the 800 points, but i find the 360 controller absolutely crap for this game. The analogue stick lacks the precision at times to latch on to the desired ledge, and quite often makes the gameplay slow down to a crawl  when you feel you should be swinging effortlessly. As for the D Pad, we all know how useless that is.The game looks lovely, bright colors and graphics that surpass most of the games available on the marketplace. The difficulty can be frustrating,...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Fantastic, but flawed. 0

I suggest reading Jeff Gertsman's review first as those are my general sentiments about it - but I can't help but be upset by the inclusion of certain annoying features.1. Delaying gameplay.When I'm replaying a level over and over - I want the process of restarting to be quick.  There are lots of arbitrary delays going on in Bionic Commando Rearmed that are really annoying.  Game designers:  All sequences that are not gameplay, must be possible to accelerate through or bypass to get to the gamep...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

NES ReArmed 0

        Man I came to this game as a Fan of the original nes game and was not disappointed at all. First thing you notice is the game play is intact and not broke like in other remakes out there.  Even though its in 3D it just feel wright. From the beginning  I was looking for flaws,  me myself could not find them if any .         There are some difference in the game like there is a woman piloting  the helicopter and the addition of challenge rooms you unlock during the game that are fun, and c...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

its good 0

its a little hard to get used to if you haven't ever played the older versions of the game before, but once you get the hang of it you start to immediately. The soundtrack is good if you like techno remixed 8-bit, I personally don't. I would have really liked custom soundtrack support to played music more suiting to my tastes. The visuals are amazing, everything looks really great, that's all that need to be said. My one major gripe with this game, maybe its just me. Why can't I jump! I know you...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

It’s back to the basics for this one 0

Recently, Capcom has done an incredible job in regards to releasing a wide array of titles on the digital download front, and so far this year we’ve gotten a steady lineup of throwbacks that will surely keep fans satisfied for years to come. Bionic Commando: Rearmed is the latest, and possibly greatest recent digital download game to come out. For 800 space bucks (Microsoft points), $10 on the PSN, or $15 on one of the numerous online outlets for the PC, it’s quite amazing to see the game come o...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A long-armed promotional tactic 0

Bionic Commando : Rearmed: A remake of the 2D side-scroller Bionic Commando, a game that earned notoriety more for its need to be different for the sake of being different than anything particularly memorable or great.Story : Some kind of Nazi faction is building some kind of ancient weapon, all the while kidnapping the ingeniously named soldier “Super Joe” and you, the player, control the equally well-named “Rad Spencer” on his journey to rescue him. For what its worth, the dialogue is more int...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

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