Tesco Entertainment were flogging copies of Bionic Commando for a very reasonable £7 around the middle of February, but now they’ve slashed the price down to just £4.50. This is a great deal according to price comparison as the next best price comes in at £8.71 from ASDA.
Anyone able to remember the lassoing days of Nathan Spencer from way back in the eighties will know that the original Bionic Commando was one of most infuriatingly difficult platform games ever. Many a controller was thrown, bitten, smashed, or stomped on as players succumbed to bouts of extreme game rage rarely seen nowadays - although the modern version of Bionic Commando does have its moments.
Propelling Spencer through the ruins of Ascension City – which, in terms of visuals is not badly done at all – can be a tricky business as you try to master this swing mechanics. Accuracy is paramount, and all it takes is one slight slip up to send you hurtling ingloriously down the side of a skyscraper to your death. So, still retaining the character of the 80s original, Bionic Commando is quite tough to get the hang of – at least initially. But if you have the resolve to master those swing mechanics, the gameplay does provide some satisfying and entertaining moments.
Not least the fact that Spencer’s super arm can hurl massive pieces of debris at enemies. You do have the opportunity to pick up guns, but as the man says in Enter the Dragon ‘any bloody fool can pull a trigger’, and what’s much more satisfying is swing down Spiderman style and drop kick a few unsuspecting enemy heads. On the down side the game is quite linear, the story is cheesy and ludicrous – but then again what do expect? BC is from the eighties…
Thanks to Amibees from Hokukdeals.