Commando Video Game - A Run and Gun Classic from the 80s
By Mark Nobes
You can view a full page advert for Commando by Elite at the top of this page, which is from Crash magazine (1985).
The brightly coloured ZX Spectrum version
Screen grab from the NES version
Home Computer and Console ConVersions
Versions for the 8-bit and 16-bit computers and consoles soon followed, although these were released by a range of different publishers. The most popular home computer version was published by Elite for the C64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST and Commodore Amiga.An Atari 8-bit version was released in 1989 by the Utah based developer Sculptured Software, but a version for the XE game system by Atari Corporation was never released.
Screen grab from the Amstrad CPC 464 version.
Bridge scene from the C64 version