The NES version of Bionic Commando isn't exactly the first title that comes to mind when people think of their favorite NES games. While it still holds a warm place in the memories of many retro gamers, the title's unique and challenging take on the platforming genre never really caught on with the mainstream gamers of the time.
Regardless of that fact, Capcom knows a good series when it sees one, and has decided to revitalize the long quiet franchise. Not only will there be a brand-new 3D Bionic Commando, but, as you know, the remake of the original NES version is currently available on XBLA, PSN, and PC.
Hit the jump to find out.
Bionic Commando Rearmed (XBLA [reviewed], PSN, PC)
First off, I was initially excited to hear the news of the Bionic Commando revival. Unlike most, I have a very special memory of the NES classic and I still play it every couple of months. Unfortunately, that level of familiarity with the title caused me to share Chad Concelmo's opinion of Rearmed when we both played it at GDC.
Score: 8.5 (Negligible flaws. Otherwise very, very good; a fine example of excellence in the genre.)
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