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

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.png Roc'n Rope 198303 March 1983 Bionic Commando is an expanded version/spiritual successor of Roc'n Rope, being developed by the same planner. 3
4Arrow L.png Commando (Capcom) 198703 March 1987 Main character from Commando, Super Joe, is a recurring character in the Bionic Commando series. 1
5Arrow R.png Captain Commando 198812 December 1988 The NES port of Bionic Commando is part of the Captain Commando Challenge Series. 2
5Arrow R.png Pocket Fighter 19980701 July 01, 1998 Tessa's quiz in the English version of Pocket Fighter for consoles includes a reference to Bionic Commando. 2
5Arrow R.png Namco × Capcom 20050526 May 26, 2005 One of Sylphie's attacks in Namco × Capcom uses the Wire Gun/Bionic Arm from Bionic Commando. 1
5Arrow R.png Capcom Classics Collection 20050927 September 27, 2005 Arcade 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.png Zack & Wiki 20071023 October 23, 2007 One 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.png Mega Man 20080813 August 13, 2008 In Bionic Commando Rearmed, a Met sprite appears in the background; there's also Servbot banners in the 2009 Bionic Commando. 2
4Arrow L.png Vulgus 20080813 August 13, 2008 The Yashichi enemy from Vulgus appears as a collectable in Bionic Commando: Rearmed and the 2009 Bionic Commando. 3
5Arrow R.png Dead Rising 20090219 February 19, 2009 A 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.png Resident Evil 20090625 June 25, 2009 Boxes and banners with the TriCell logo from Resident Evil 5 appear in the 2009 Bionic Commando. 1
4Arrow L.png Dark Void 20090625 June 25, 2009 Dark Void posters can be found in the 2009 Bionic Commando. 2
5Arrow R.png Lost Planet 2010511 May 11, 2010 "Master-D" is one of the unlockable Nom de Guerres in Lost Planet 2. 2
5Arrow R.png Marvel vs. Capcom 20110215 February 15, 2011 Nathan Spencer is playable in Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. 1
5Arrow R.png Strider 20140218 February 18, 2014 One of Hiryu's color alts in the 2014 Strider may be inspired by Nathan Spencer from Bionic Commando. 3
5Arrow R.png Project X Zone 20160212 February 12, 2016 Xiaomu references a line from the NES Bionic Commando in Project X Zone 2. 2