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Ladd Spencer, a member of the special FF Battalion, is dispatched to rescue Super Joe and uncover the enemy's secrets.

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A new breed of hero!


Action | Adventure | War

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Release Date:

1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hittora no fukkatsu - Top Secret See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Capcom Company See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.17 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is the first NES Nintendo game to use the word "Damn" uncensored in "Bionic Commando" during the Nintendo censorship era. This word would later be in SNES games including "Breath of Fire II", "Mega Man 7", "Mega Man X3", "Ninja Gaiden Trilogy", "Prehistorik Man" and "Castlevania: Dracula X" which also used the word "Damn" uncensored before the ESRB ratings came out. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Japanese version of the game, titled top secret, had a different storyline. It dealt largely with several Nazi officers trying to ressurect Hitler. In addition to story differences there was a lot of Nazi paraphernalia visible, swastikas and SS symbols, which were cut out from the American version. See more »


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A great game with an innovative concept!
24 April 2000 | by bkdtatrhrtSee all my reviews

This is one of those games that everyone who played it has good memories of. It's one of the most innovative games ever. Instead of being able to jump, you have a bionic arm that you can attach to objects and swing off of. It may be a pain at first, and you'll die many a time trying to get the hang of it, but if you persevere you'll soon be swinging all over the place like Tarzan. Even without the bionic arm this game would be great. It's a solid military game with a variety of levels, tons of items and weapons, and a really great plot. Go get it today!

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