by Rory O'Bannion on Tuesday, December 18, 2001
I don't think words are enough to describe just how great Bionic Commando is. Throughout my life I have seen games come and go and I don't think that there is one quite like this. In fact I'm not even afraid to admit that it's my favorite game of all time. I first saw BC (Bionic Commando) years ago at a friend's house. I was about nine at the time. He played it for about five minutes and turned then turned it off because I could tell that he was frustrated with the arm. I never got the chance to play the game but I fell in love with it right away and I had to own my own copy. At this time it was 1990 and by then BC was already a fairly old game. I must've gone to every store in the city looking for a copy, not to mention all the calls I made. But all I got was the same response....
Me: Do you have Bionic Commando?
Store guy: That? Whoa...I don't think so. That game is pretty old.
I was ready to give up until one day I was at the mall with my dad and it was right around Christmas time. We were in a music store of some sort and they were actually selling NES games. The selection was pretty small, but low and behold, there it was!!! BIONIC COMMANDO!!! After going every toy store and video store in town only to come back empty handed, here it was in an obscure music store, and it looked like it had been there for a while because it literally had dust on it and was marked down in price several times. I didn't have enough money on me to buy it but I wanted it it so badly! In fact I don't think I'd ever wanted a game this badly. So my Dad made me a deal. He'd buy me the game but I could not play it until Christmas day. I agreed, but Christmas was two weeks away and that was a long two weeks. So anyways, to make a long story short I got the game and I was happy! I still play it all the time and I never get tired of it. Why? Because it's the greatest game ever made DAMMIT!!!! That's why!!!
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