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NES Bionic Commando

  • Platform: NES (Nintendo Entertainment System)
  • Abbreviation: bionicmd
  • Display name: Bionic Commando
  • Goodtools name: Bionic Commando
  • In group: Commando

Total movies: 2


[Tier: Stars]NES Bionic Commando (USA) in 12:25.62 by nEilfox, Alyosha & Challenger.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2018-01-21)
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Submission #5787 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #2517 (13:21.9)
Rating: 8.8 (3 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Bionic Commando (1988) is a platform game with a hero who can't jump, but can quickly latch onto objects with his bionic arm. The name of the original (Japanese) version of the game literally translates to The Resurrection of Hitler: Top Secret. Nintendo censored the Nazi references for the North American version.

This is an improvement of 56.28 seconds over the previous movie, mainly thanks to a new trick in Area 12 where if damage is taken from an enemy at the same frame one would normally take damage from a barrier, one'd pass through the barrier, assuming the player's position is correct.

For more swinging goodness, check out these runs of the Game Boy and arcade versions. There is also an "all items" run which completes the optional stages as well.


[Tier: Moons]NES Bionic Commando (USA) "all items" in 19:27.16 by McBobX.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2014-08-13)
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Submission #4391 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.9 (7 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Bionic Commando (1988) is a platform game with a hero who can't jump, but can quickly latch onto objects with his bionic arm. The name of the original (Japanese) version of the game literally translates to The Resurrection of Hitler: Top Secret. Nintendo censored the Nazi references for the North American version.

Unlike our any% run of this game, this run collects every non-respawning object. This includes completing every action stage (but not the neutral zones), obtaining every gun, and exposing the secret enemy truck routes to get the helmet item.

Total movies: 10


[Tier: Moons]NES Bionic Commando (USA) in 17:48.75 by Feitclub.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform

This movie has been obsoleted!

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This is a historic movie, submitted and obsoleted before the creation of the database-based (and wiki-based) site engine, before July 2004.

It was inserted to the database in a history revival project by Bisqwit in autumn 2006.

As for the movie itself... Feitclub's first attempt at Bionic Commando. This one uses the USA version. It takes the same route as future versions.


[Tier: Stars]NES Bionic Commando (USA) in 13:25.22 by nEilfox.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2013-12-29)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 23.94 MB, length: 16:04)
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Submission #4137 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #2334 (13:27.95)
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform

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Bionic Commando (1988) is a platform game with a hero who can't jump, but can quickly latch onto objects with his bionic arm. The name of the original (Japanese) version of the game literally translates to The Resurrection of Hitler: Top Secret. Nintendo censored the Nazi references for the North American version.

Author nEilfox's first contribution to Bionic Commando features inhumanly fast grappling and swinging. This run is an improvement of 2.72 seconds over the previous run due to better optimization.

For more swinging goodness, check out these runs of the Game Boy and arcade versions.


[Tier: Stars]NES Bionic Commando (USA) in 13:45.26 by Phil.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2009-11-21)
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Rating: 7.8 (32.5 votes)
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform

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Bionic Commando is a platform game with a hero who can't jump, but can quickly latch onto objects with his bionic arm. This TAS is praised for its inhumanly fast grappling and swinging.

This is Phil's first contribution to Bionic Commando. It is an improvement of 12.36 seconds over the previous run and proves he is a cat burglar.

For more swinging goodness, check out Bionic Commando for the Game Boy.


[Tier: Moons]NES Bionic Commando (USA) in 14:03.38 by Cardboard&JXQ.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2007-04-23)
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Submission #1513 — Author's comments
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- Genre: Platform

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It's been a long time since a Bionic Commando TAS was submitted, but here we at last have a new version.

Note: The previous version was made with the Japanese version, whereas this version is made with the USA version. There was actually a large debate on this site regarding which version should be used -- both versions contain something good and something bad that the other does not. The question is still open, but in the mean time, here is this new movie. In where it matters, it is faster than the previous movie.


[Tier: Moons]NES Bionic Commando (USA) in 13:58.98 by Cardboard&JXQ.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2007-05-13)
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Submission #1540 — Author's comments
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- Genre: Platform

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Bionic Commando is a platform game with a hero who can't jump, but can quickly latch onto objects with his bionic arm. The TAS looks very impressive with its inhumanly fast grappling and swinging.

This is Cardboard's and JXQ's second contribution to Bionic Commando, this time improved by about 4.5 seconds.


[Tier: Stars]NES Bionic Commando (USA) in 13:27.95 by Aglar.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2013-03-03)
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Submission #3878 — Author's comments
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- Genre: Platform

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Bionic Commando (1988) is a platform game with a hero who can't jump, but he can quickly latch onto objects with his bionic arm. The original (Japanese) version of the game literally translates as The Resurrection of Hitler: Top Secret. Nintendo censored the Nazi references for the North American version.

Aglar's first contribution to Bionic Commando features inhumanly fast grappling and swinging. The run is an improvement of 17.33 seconds over the previous run due to a new trick.

For more swinging goodness, check out Bionic Commando for the Game Boy.


[Tier: Stars]NES Bionic Commando (JPN) in 14:05.53 by Genisto.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2004-12-19)
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Submission #478 — Author's comments
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- Genre: Platform

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Resurrection of Hitler: Top Secret (ヒットラーの復活) is the original (Japanese) version of Bionic Commando. It is a platform game with a hero who can't jump but can quickly latch onto objects with his bionic arm. One can guess from the game's title that the hero's objective is to end the Nazi's efforts to resurrect Adolf Hitler.

This TAS is about 0.5 seconds faster than the previous version; it merely changes some very minor parts.

Note: Hitler no Fukkatsu and Bionic Commando are not the same game. According to Feitclub, major differences include:

  • "HnF" has more enemies in every stage, and more obstacles along the way. For example, there are land mines in Area 7 and giant spiders in some neutral areas. Also, I believe the patterns of the enemy attack trucks are different, because I seemed to encounter them more often in this game despite using the same route as "BC."
  • All references to Nazis and all swastikas were removed from "BC." The evil leader of "the Badds" was re-named "Master-D." Graphically, however, he is undeniably Adolf Hitler in both versions. This resulted in quite a shock to me as a child!

[Tier: Moons]NES Bionic Commando (JPN) in 17:10.7 by Feitclub.
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The author's submission message was as follows:

I had some decent time off from work this weekend, so I have finally completed my Time Attack on the Japanese version of Bionic Commando, originally titled 「ヒットラーの復活: Top Secret」。"Hitler no fukkatsu," as we've discussed, translates to "Hitler's Resurrection."

As you've mentioned, this version is a little different from Bionic Commando. Major differences include:
  • "HnF" has more enemies in every stage, and more obstacles along the way. For example, there are land mines in Area 7 and giant spiders in some neutral areas. Also, I believe the patterns of the enemy attack trucks is different, because I seemed to encounter them more often in this game despite using the same route as "BC."
  • All references to Nazis and all swastikas were removed from "BC." The evil leader of "the Badds" was re-named "Master-D." Graphically, however, he is undeniably Adolf Hitler in both versions. This resulted in quite a shock to me as a child!
  • "HnF" features a dramatic shortcut in Neutral Area 17, allowing the player to collect all items by beating a Nazi prisoner with the bionic arm. I will experiment with this shortcut in the near future, but for now I wanted to submit an improved time attack WITHOUT using it.
It's up to you whether or not you want to replace my first time attack with this one, or list this separately as a different game. Personally, I would replace it (as this run is faster) but leave the Bionic Commando FMV available for download.

[Tier: Stars]NES Bionic Commando (USA) in 13:21.9 by nEilfox.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2014-01-26)
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- Genre: Platform

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Bionic Commando (1988) is a platform game with a hero who can't jump, but can quickly latch onto objects with his bionic arm. The name of the original (Japanese) version of the game literally translates to The Resurrection of Hitler: Top Secret. Nintendo censored the Nazi references for the North American version.

Author nEilfox's second contribution to Bionic Commando features inhumanly fast grappling and swinging. This run is an improvement of 3.32 seconds over the previous run due to better optimization and a new trick in area 7.

For more swinging goodness, check out these runs of the Game Boy and arcade versions. There is also an "all items" run which completes the optional stages as well.


[Tier: Stars]NES Bionic Commando (JPN) in 14:05.95 by Genisto.
Famtasia movie (.fmv) (date: 2004-05-29)
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- Genre: Platform

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This is a timeattack at ヒットラーの復活, which is the original (Japanese) version of Bionic Commando.

This is a platform game with a hero that can't jump.
This movie is 3 minutes and 6 seconds faster than the movie of the previous author, Feitclub. It looks really great.

Note: Hitler no Fukkatsu and Bionic Commando are not the same game.
Selected quotes from Feitclub:
"Major differences include:
-"HnF" has more enemies in every stage, and more obstacles along the way. For example, there are land mines in Area 7 and giant spiders in some neutral areas. Also, I believe the patterns of the enemy attack trucks are different, because I seemed to encounter them more often in this game despite using the same route as "BC."
-All references to Nazis and all swastikas were removed from "BC." The evil leader of "the Badds" was re-named "Master-D." Graphically, however, he is undeniably Adolf Hitler in both versions. This resulted in quite a shock to me as a child!"

#44378091249856675 - Bionic Commando Improvement (or not)
Area 12 transition improvement.bk2 (34.7kB bk2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2018-01-11 13:29:57 by Challenger (81 files)
For NES Bionic Commando (4 files)
In 00:03.0 [180 frames], 295 rerecords)
253 views, 18 downloads

BK2 begins from savestate

An another possible improvement (or not) to this submission: http://tasvideos.org/5787S.html
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#43648327823251606 - Bionic Commando second barrier skip - easy demo
bc2x5.fm2 (675kB fm2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2017-12-09 16:44:11 by Alyosha (16 files)
For NES Bionic Commando (4 files)
In 12:46.67 [46076 frames], 47631 rerecords)
375 views, 23 downloads
A demonstration of a simple way to do the second barrier skip.

Requires frame perfect un-duck and hook throw, but otherwise not that bad.

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#43648137360728408 - Bionic Commando second barrier skip
bc2x4.fm2 (675kB fm2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2017-12-09 16:31:50 by Alyosha (16 files)
For NES Bionic Commando (4 files)
In 12:46.67 [46076 frames], 47610 rerecords)
360 views, 22 downloads
PJ is correct, taking bullet damage simultaneously while going through barrier 2 can skip it.
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#43646321347282670 - Bionic Commando Barrier Skip test
bc2x.fm2 (697kB fm2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2017-12-09 14:34:04 by Alyosha (16 files)
For NES Bionic Commando (4 files)
In 13:11.33 [47558 frames], 46825 rerecords)
364 views, 27 downloads
Is it really this easy? Am I missing something?
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