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

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Captain Commando, the main protagonist of the series

Captain Commando is a series of side-scrolling beat'em up video games by Capcom.

Video Games

  • Captain Commando (November 1991). Arcade. Later released on SNES and PlayStation.

Manga

  • Captain Commando (1994), a 2-volume manga series written by Kenkou Tabuchi and illustrated by Kotomi Tobashi, originally published as part of the Gamest Comics series. Translated by UDON Studio in 2013.

Other Media

  • Captain Commando Challenge Series (1986-1989). An unifying term created by Capcom USA which appeared in the packaging of several of their NES games. This is Captain Commando's actual origin media, depicting him as a space-faring super hero thanking the player for purchasing the game in question.

Links to other series

Direction Series Date Description Type


4Arrow L 194X198611 November 1986The NES ports of 1942 and 1943: The Battle of Midway are part of the Captain Commando Challenge Series.2


4Arrow L Commando (Capcom)198611 November 1986The NES port of Commando is part of the Captain Commando Challenge Series.2


4Arrow L Ghosts 'n Goblins198611 November 1986The NES port of Ghosts 'n Goblins is part of the Captain Commando Challenge Series.2


4Arrow L Trojan198702 February 1987The NES port of Trojan is part of the Captain Commando Challenge Series.2


5Arrow R Section Z198707 July 1987The NES port of Section Z is part of the Captain Commando Challenge Series. The English manual also states Captain Commando to be the main character.1


4Arrow L Mega Man198712 December 1987Mega Man and Mega Man 2 are part of the Captain Commando Challenge Series.2


4Arrow L Gun.Smoke198802 February 1988The NES port of Gun.Smoke is part of the Captain Commando Challenge Series.2


4Arrow L Bionic Commando198812 December 1988The NES port of Bionic Commando is part of the Captain Commando Challenge Series.2


4Arrow L Willow198906 June 1989The NES version of Willow is part of the Captain Commando Challenge Series.2


4Arrow L Strider198907 July 1989The NES version of Strider is part of the Captain Commando Challenge Series.2


4Arrow L DuckTales19890914 September 14, 1989Capcom's DuckTales for the NES is part of the Captain Commando Challenge Series.2


4Arrow L Final Fight199111 November 1991Ginzu from Captain Commando has ties to Guy from Final Fight. The setting of Captain Commando is a future version of Metro City, the setting of Final Fight, and a bust of Haggar appears as an item.1


4Arrow L Nausicaä199111 November 1991The boss character "Monster" in Captain Commando looks remarkably similar to the Heedra from Nausicaä Of The Valley Of The Wind.3


5Arrow R Adventure Quiz199207 July 1992Adventure Quiz: Capcom World 2 features characters from Captain Commando.1


5Arrow R Marvel Super Heroes (Capcom)19970618 June 18, 1997Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter features references to Captain Commando.2


5Arrow R Marvel vs. Capcom19980112 January 12, 1998Captain Commando is a playable character in Marvel vs. Capcom and Marvel vs. Capcom 2.1


5Arrow R SNK vs. Capcom19991021 October 21, 1999Various Captain Commando characters are featured in SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters games.2


5Arrow R Namco × Capcom20050526 May 26, 2005Namco × Capcom features characters from Captain Commando.1


5Arrow R Capcom Classics Collection20060322 March 22, 2006Captain Commando is included in Capcom Classics Collection Remixed and Capcom Classics Collection Volume 2.2


5Arrow R Tatsunoko vs. Capcom200812 December 2008Baby Head makes a cameo in PTX-40a's ending in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom.1


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


4Arrow L The Punisher201208 August 2012In Volume 2 of the UDON release of the Captain Commando manga, "Frank Castle" appears in a list of researchers.3


4Arrow L X-Men201208 August 2012In Volume 2 of the UDON release of the Captain Commando manga, "Kurt Wagner", "Katheryne Pryde" and "Henry McCoy" appear in a list of researchers.3


4Arrow L Daredevil (Marvel)201208 August 2012In Volume 2 of the UDON release of the Captain Commando manga, "Matthew Michael Murdock" and "Elektra Natchios" appear in a list of researchers.3


4Arrow L Fantastic Four201208 August 2012In Volume 2 of the UDON release of the Captain Commando manga, "Jonathan Storm" appears in a list of researchers.3


4Arrow L Spider-Man201208 August 2012In Volume 2 of the UDON release of the Captain Commando manga, "Peter Parker" and "Felicia Hardy" appear in a list of researchers.3


4Arrow L Captain America201208 August 2012In Volume 2 of the UDON release of the Captain Commando manga, "Steve Rogers" appears in a list of researchers.3


4Arrow L Captain Britain201208 August 2012In Volume 2 of the UDON release of the Captain Commando manga, "Brian Braddock" appears in a list of researchers.3


4Arrow L Batman201208 August 2012In Volume 2 of the UDON release of the Captain Commando manga, "R. Dick Grayson" and "Timothy Drake" appear in a list of researchers.3


5Arrow R Street Fighter20131119 November 19, 2013Captain Commando makes a cameo appearance in the intro of Street Fighter × All Capcom; additionally guests costumed as Captain Commando and Ginzu the Ninja make cameos in Street Fighter Alpha 2 and the moves and combat armor of Crimson Viper from Street Fighter IV are inspired by Captain Commando's and Nash receives a costume of the Captain in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition.1


5Arrow R Minna to Series20131119 November 19, 2013Captain Commando makes a cameo appearance in the intro of Street Fighter × All Capcom.1


5Arrow R Dead Rising2014069 June 9, 2014Captain Commando is featured as a costume for Chuck Greene in Super Ultra Dead Rising 3' Arcade Remix Hyper Edition Ex Plus Alpha, along with his actual moves, and later as a costume for Frank West in Dead Rising 4.1


5Arrow R Skullgirls20150417 April 17, 2015One of the alternate color palettes in Skullgirls is based on Captain Commando.3


5Arrow R Project X Zone20151112 November 12, 2015Project X Zone 2 features characters from the Captain Commando series.1


5Arrow R Capcom Beat'em Up Bundle20180918 September 18, 2018Captain Commando is included in Capcom Beat'em Up Bundle, and the Captain makes an actual appearance in the game's commercial.1


5Arrow R The Knights of Avalon20181107 November 07, 2018Characters from Captain Commando appear as cards in The Knights of Avalon as part of a Capcom limited promotion.2