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For detailed information about this series, see: Bionic Commando on Wikipedia

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Nathan "Rad" Spencer, the main protagonist of the series.

Bionic Commando, originally titled Top Secret in Japan, is a side scrolling platformer video game series by Capcom.

Video Games

  • Bionic Commando (March 1987). Arcade. Later released on Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX Spectrum and mobile phones.
    • Bionic Commando (July 20, 1988). NES. Later released on mobile phones. A re-imagined game with little ties to the Arcade original.
    • Bionic Commando (July 24, 1992). Game Boy. A remake of the game's plot in a new setting. Re-released in 2011 for 3DS Virtual Console.
  • Bionic Commando: Elite Force (1999). Game Boy Advanced. Re-released in 2015 for 3DS Virtual Console.
  • Bionic Commando: Rearmed (August 13, 2008). PlayStation 3, Windows and Xbox 360.
  • Bionic Commando (June 25, 2009). PlayStation 3, Windows and Xbox 360.
  • Bionic Commando: Rearmed 2 (February 1, 2011). PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.


  • Hitler no Fukkatsu: Top Secret (1988). A manga released to promote the NES game.
  • Bionic Commando (1990). A novelization of the NES game published by Scholastic, part of the "Worlds of Power" label.
  • Bionic Commando: Chain of Command (March 12, 2008). A four-part webcomic serving as a prequel to the 2009 game.

Links to other series

Direction Series Date Description Type

5Arrow R Roc'n Rope198303 March 1983Bionic Commando is an expanded version/spiritual successor of Roc'n Rope, being developed by the same planner.3

4Arrow L Commando (Capcom)198703 March 1987Main character from Commando, Super Joe, is a recurring character in the Bionic Commando series.1

5Arrow R Captain Commando198812 December 1988The NES port of Bionic Commando is part of the Captain Commando Challenge Series.2

5Arrow R Namco × Capcom20050526 May 26, 2005One of Sylphie's attacks in Namco × Capcom uses the Wire Gun/Bionic Arm from Bionic Commando.1

5Arrow R Capcom Classics Collection20050927 September 27, 2005Arcade Bionic Commando is included in Capcom Classics Collection and Capcom Classics Collection Remixed. NES Bionic Commando is included in Capcom Classics Mini-Mix.2

5Arrow R Zack & Wiki20071023 October 23, 2007One of the mysterious treasures in Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure is a trophy of the Super Joe sprite from the Arcade version Bionic Commando, and one of the Bonelich's minigames songs is the game's stage 1 theme.2

4Arrow L Mega Man20080813 August 13, 2008In Bionic Commando Rearmed, a Met sprite appears in the background; there's also Servbot banners in the 2009 Bionic Commando.2

4Arrow L Vulgus20080813 August 13, 2008The Yashichi enemy from Vulgus appears as a collectable in Bionic Commando: Rearmed and the 2009 Bionic Commando.3

5Arrow R Dead Rising20090219 February 19, 2009A costume inspired by Spencer from Bionic Commando can be unlocked in Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop; Dead Rising 4 features a t-shirt with the Bionic Commando remake's logo.2

4Arrow L Resident Evil20090625 June 25, 2009Boxes and banners with the TriCell logo from Resident Evil 5 appear in the 2009 Bionic Commando.1

4Arrow L Dark Void20090625 June 25, 2009Dark Void posters can be found in the 2009 Bionic Commando.2

5Arrow R Lost Planet2010511 May 11, 2010"Master-D" is one of the unlockable Nom de Guerres in Lost Planet 2.2

5Arrow R Marvel vs. Capcom20110215 February 15, 2011Nathan Spencer is playable in Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.1

5Arrow R Strider20140218 February 18, 2014One of Hiryu's color alts in the 2014 Strider may be inspired by Nathan Spencer from Bionic Commando.3

5Arrow R Project X Zone20160212 February 12, 2016Xiaomu references a line from the NES Bionic Commando in Project X Zone 2.2