Commando | Gaming Throwback
First released on arcade cabinets in 1985, and later ported to home computers and virtual consoles, this vertical scrolling, Capcom game had a huge influence on the gaming industry. You play as a highly trained soldier who’s dropped off near the enemy’s base. Your mission? To kill the bad guys and rescue the good ones. Move and shoot in eight directions. If an enemy is behind a barrier, chuck a few grenades and watch him run. Restock your grenades by destroying certain boxes and in order to get extra lives you’ll have to achieve a high score. And let’s not forget about Player 2. Fun Fact: In Japan, this game is called Battlefield Of The Wolf. Did you go gangbusters on Commando? And which game should we throwback to next time? Let us know in the comments!