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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Bionic Commando Rearmed sees a return of the intense 2-D side-scrolling, shooting, and grappling action from the much-loved 1988 Bionic Commando. Bionic Commando Rearmed brings the gameplay up to date with stunning new visuals, new weapons, online rankings, and a reworked[Xbox Live Arcade] Bionic Commando Rearmed sees a return of the intense 2-D side-scrolling, shooting, and grappling action from the much-loved 1988 Bionic Commando. Bionic Commando Rearmed brings the gameplay up to date with stunning new visuals, new weapons, online rankings, and a reworked musical score just for starters. Bionic Commando Rearmed delivers two-player co-op, a frenetic multiplayer mode for up to four players, and a series of over 50 devious challenge rooms to test your swinging skills. Wire-tapping the enemy communication in Bionic Commando Rearmed gives you access to information about weaknesses for the newly-designed Imperial bosses in the game. Play Bionic Commando Rearmed to unlock the original NES character costume and use it in Bionic Commando. [Capcom] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 43
  2. Negative: 1 out of 43
  1. 100
    The soundtrack to Bionic Commando: Rearmed is a fantastic piece of work, a deft contemporary reworking of classic 8-bit NES tunes. In fact, it's so good that Capcom put it up for sale on the iTunes Store months ago to build hype for the game.
  2. It has all of indicators of a classic game.
  3. It’s got a fantastic sense of style in its presentation.
  4. A worthy remake of the classic.
  5. While the single-player experience is truly the high point of the $10 purchase, the multiplayer and challenge rooms act like the "sprinkles on the cupcake," giving the player more game than they should ever expect for $10.
  6. 80
    Capcom really did a great job of walking the fine line between paying homage to the classic and moving in a new direction. Of course, Rearmed isn't perfect: the controls take some getting used to, the hacking mini-game's sort of lame, and the game is still brutally tough--curse you spiked floors!--but it's a great update that I heartily recommend to old school NES fans and new gamers alike.
  7. The retroest modern game you'll play and not nearly as updated as it could be. [Oct 2008, p.101]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 28
  2. Negative: 2 out of 28
  1. SinguleJ.
    Sep 6, 2008
    10
    Stunning, enchanting and may I say bloody brilliant! Gameplay, controls 100 %.
  2. JohnB.
    Aug 25, 2008
    10
    We all hear the same garbage all the time; that a game would be better if it had online multiplayer. Well, you know what? That's just We all hear the same garbage all the time; that a game would be better if it had online multiplayer. Well, you know what? That's just straight bollocks. This game is fantastic. It revamps the original in a thoughtful and well-executed manner and keeps to why we play games in the first place...for a challenging and fun escape from everyday life. So, here's an idea, why not invite a friend over to play WITH you? Have we become so socially degenerate that we have to hold entire relationships with people through a communicative medium? Should we hold every developer to making a game available online-multiplayer ready, whether or not it improves the game? Is 800 points for this gem not enough? Don't mind me, I'm probably the only person who gets tired of douche bags online whistling and humming craptastic house music in my headphones. Anyway, the game is great and anyone who can't appreciate that bit of fact...well, I just can't relate to you. Expand
  3. RafaelD.
    Aug 13, 2008
    10
    What a great remake of a classic game. An instant success.
  4. OliverR.
    Aug 16, 2008
    9
    First of all: Great remake! The level design is taken pretty much 1:1 from the NES, the controls got a minimal touchup, the graphics a major First of all: Great remake! The level design is taken pretty much 1:1 from the NES, the controls got a minimal touchup, the graphics a major touchup and you get some additional goodies like the challenges and multiplayer. Talking of which: There is no online MP?! That is a big disappointment! It's a shame, as similar games of that price range feature that. The Dev Team said, they planned it, but due to budget limitation couldn't get it finished, so lets all bomb Konami to make them finish it! But even so: Great game with a lot of oldschool fun feeling to it and lots of nice, ironic humor in between. Expand
  5. DesO.
    Aug 30, 2008
    9
    By far the best and most challenging sidescroller to come out for XBLA and a worthy remake of an arcade classic. The single player can last By far the best and most challenging sidescroller to come out for XBLA and a worthy remake of an arcade classic. The single player can last anywhere between a single hour and 10 hours depending on how good you are and how quickly you can figure out how to beat each boss (each one is like a puzzle). If you get really stuck you can play co-op with a friend who can help. When you do finish the story mode the challenges and local multiplayer will keep you entertained for weeks. The only thing that could have made it better is online play and at 10 euro its not like you've been horribly ripped off. Obviously if sidescrollers aren't your thing then stay away from Bionic Commando but please, don't tarnish it with bad reviews just because you can't figure out how to use the grappling hook (seriously, it takes all of about 10 minutes practice before you're punching away bullets and swinging over gaps like spiderman). Expand
  6. AdolfoV.
    Aug 19, 2008
    9
    Excellent game it fells like a game that you will never finish.
  7. PedroA.
    Aug 16, 2008
    3
    So soooo so disappointing. The core control mechanic is utterly broken. It's almost impossible to get diagnols on the 360's So soooo so disappointing. The core control mechanic is utterly broken. It's almost impossible to get diagnols on the 360's controller, meaning I can never shoot the arm where I mean to- why not use the right analogue stick? The overhead sections are utterly pointless and no fun at all, and the whole thing feels sluggish and tedious. I never played the NES game, just the arcade and Amiga versions, but if it was anything like this trainwreck I'm glad I got the decent versions. The art is nice enough (but looks crap when swinging) I wish they'd given it to people outside the dev team to playtest. It's horrible, unresponsive where it should have been an effortless joy. Definitely try the demo before blowing 800 points. Quite how it's getting such good reviews is an absolute mystery. Expand

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