Bionic Commando is a platform game where you play the role of Radd in his battle against the BADDS to rescue Super Joe and stop their evil empire from taking over the world. Rather than allow the player to jump, all vertical movements must be made using your trusty bionic arm. This creates a difficult learning curve, but once arm manipulation is learned, the game becomes relatively easy. Each area ends with a boss battle to win a new power up item.
The Original Japanese version of the game is called ヒットラーの復活 トップシークレット (Hitler no Fukkatsu: Top Secret) translated: Top Secret: The Resurrection of Hitler. In the game, you blast away at Nazis and there are swastikas all over the place.
The European version of Bionic Commando is nearly identical to the North American version. No attempt was even made to re-synch the audio for the slower PAL frame rate.