Commando

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Game two in Elite’s Christmas collection is another arcade coin-op conversion, Commando.

As is common with much of Elite’s output, the game is fast, smooth, enjoyable.  Makes good use of the CPC’s graphics capabilities.  And remains fairly true to the arcade the game is based on.

Simply run up the screen and kill anything that gets in your way.  Pressing fire does exactly what it says on the tin, and can be pressed pretty rapidly for long bursts.  Holding fire for a second or two lobs a grenade instead.

Really Commando’s only problem is Elite’s own Ikari Warriors was better.

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