Bionic Commando: Elite Forces
Bionic Commando: Elite Forces is an action/adventure platform run and gun developed by Nintendo Software Technology and published on the Game Boy Color by Capcom in 2000. Unlike the Game Boy port which was mostly a remake of the NES game, Elite Forces is a completely new game in a different setting with a different enemy, with only a few similarities to the original.
Being a huge fan of Bionic Commando, I played this game around 2005 and was thoroughly disappointed. I'm glad I didn't spend money on it.
I have beat the game.
- Overall: 3/10
- Best Version: Game Boy Color
- Capcom finally decided to give the game a unique title to distinguish it from the other games in the series!
- There are a couple new mechanics, like sniper shooting, which are interesting.
- Kudos to the developers for adding a female playable character option.
- The item graphics are large and well-drawn.
- The sprites are not great, but decent, however, the backgrounds are really messy.
- The music is nowhere near the quality of past games.
- Despite changing nearly everything about the original, the designers kept the main plot points the same, only now, everything is in a fictional land fighting a fictional enemy.
- Player control is sub-optimal, and the arm mechanic isn't as smooth as before.
- The manual is poorly made.
- Overall, the game is amateur. Capcom should have made it in-house.
- mobygames.com/game/bionic-commando-elite-forces - MobyGames.
- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bionic_Commando:_Elite_Forces - Wikipedia.