This month marks Bionic Commando’s 30th anniversary. It was released in Japanese arcades under the title Top Secret in March 1987. Later in the year it would be debut under a new name in North America, Bionic Commando. Most gamers are probably more familiar with the NES game that launched in 1988. In Japan it was known as Hitler’s Revival: Top Secret and again just Bionic Commando in North America.
Now I didn’t know a lot about this series until I researched it for this brief retrospective. Despite my unfamiliarity I played every game and gathered a list of facts for your enjoyment. As always, enjoy!