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Old 27 May 2014, 07:15   #1
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Commando Arcade released for C64

In case any of you C64 fans missed the news, Commando has been hacked/remade more like the arcade:
  • 5 new levels added. Game now has total of 8 levels like arcade
  • New Barracks, Hangar, Chopper, Level transition, etc. graphics
  • New Level features
  • New glitch-free Sprite multiplexer
  • New Scroller
  • Chopper that drops you onto the battle field and picks you up
  • Level Transition screen animations
  • Score, Lives and Bomb counter fixes
  • Code bug fixes - no more crashes
  • High Scores in attract mode
  • Game Over sequence added
  • Two new Sound modes with new SFX and new tunes by 6R6
  • Loading screen (by STE'86) and Loading tune (by 6R6) added
  • Pause added with Quit option
  • Easyflash version with High Score saver to flash and backup to disk
  • Universal File version that should work on any device
  • IFFL version with REU support
  • PAL and NTSC supported

More info and download link!
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Old 27 May 2014, 07:35   #2
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Old 27 May 2014, 09:36   #3
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Since this release the Amiga-version of Commando isn´t the best one anymore Congratulations for this great work!
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Old 27 May 2014, 09:58   #4
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Very cool
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Old 27 May 2014, 10:21   #5
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Great!
Thanks for sharing
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Old 28 May 2014, 11:50   #6
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Great! Thanks for info.

I think that would be great idea to improve some weak amiga game and I know that is no trivial task.
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Old 28 May 2014, 15:33   #7
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You did great work there Tomcat, been playing it for a couple of days here.
Although I know just how much work this must have taken, I'm surprised many other games (on many other platforms... Amiga?) haven't been improved/modified to this extent before.
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Old 07 June 2014, 07:55   #8
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Commando 64 remake!

A remake of the C64 version of Commando was released not very long ago, and I think it's a great remake.

Basically what it does is bring it closer to the arcade version, and it includes the missing levels as well.

The one negative aspect about it that I can find is that the new music isn't very good, but luckily you can pick the original tune so it's not an issue.

Here is a video by Polaventris, showing the the game -
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Old 07 June 2014, 13:13   #9
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No remake. It this same new C64 enhanced/improved version that it discussed here.
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Old 07 June 2014, 13:47   #10
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Yeah, bad wording.
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