8-Bit Commando Beta 0.1.4

Run and gun side-scrolling platform game with pixel graphics

  • Category:

    Platform

  • Version:

    Beta 0.1.4

  • Works under:

    Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    6.6 (24)

Made with fans of action games in mind and a favorite for those who are nostalgic for the video games of old, 8 Bit Commando is a common gaming choice. 8 Bit Commando is one of the original shooting games, and the graphics are a throwback to the gaming days of yore. Deceptively simple-looking, 8 Bit Commando will provide a challenge to even the most experienced of gamers.

The game's central concept is that an enemy state has begun to conduct nuclear research, and it's your job to put an end to it. The game is mostly played by running and shooting, and each level must be completed within five minutes. 8 Bit Commando is a side-scrolling game, wherein the goal is simply to kill everything in front of you. These types of games will always have a place in the gaming community and are considered to be timeless classics.

Pros:

  • The player is granted unlimited lives, which makes for a longer, more forgiving game play experience.
  • The graphics are an authentic throwback to the 8 bit gaming experience, convincingly and charmingly retro. Despite the inherent inferiority implied by the use of 8 bit, the graphics are top notch for what they are aiming to achieve.
  • For those who grew up playing Contra and have fond memories, 8 Bit Commando is remarkably similar. The controls work in much the same fashion as Contra, making this game simple to pick up and play. Even the style of bullets used in 8 Bit Commando is almost exactly the same as the one used in Contra.
  • The artwork is quality and contains top-notch pixel work.
  • While there are only a few different levels, their high level of difficulty guarantees countless hours of replay for the average gamer.
  • 8 Bit Commando features a plethora of weapons throughout the game that are dropped in at random, making for a more interesting game play.
  • The game is styled like an old-school Nintendo game, which should appeal to players who miss the good old days.

Cons:

  • Time played isn't determined or reset through lives, so time may run out before you have a chance to finish.
  • There are less than 10 levels, which take five minutes apiece to complete, which means experienced gamers will be able to complete the game in its entirety in just under an hour at most.
  • 8 Bit Commando costs the user money to purchase and install, whereas similar games can be found online for free.
  • The use of checkpoints in the game can be an impediment, as timers do not reset upon reaching of checkpoints.
  • Gamers who seek a new gaming experience should look elsewhere, as this game aims to recreate the gaming styles of old.
  • If users are looking for a variety of options for aiming their weapons, 8 Bit Commando does not provide many.
  • Levels are shown to the player at the beginning of the game, which takes away the primary element of surprise. There is also no ability for players to go backward if they miss out on health items or weapons.

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