Free 80s Arcade: Play Commando Online

Commando is one of my favorite arcade games from the 1980’s. I spent countless hours playing this game in the arcade while growing up in the 80s. I hope you enjoy playing this free version online. No tokens required to play this emulated version of Commando! Free 80s Arcade is a 100% free online arcade website. This game is mobile phone and Iphone compatible.

Instructions and Game History towards bottom of page.
View screenshots of in-depth Game Play Instructions: Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4


Click ‘Enter’ Key to Start Game. Main keyboard buttons are X and Z.


Click Game Window Size Button to Zoom Game Size between default, 1.5X and 2X

Keyboard Controls
Gamepad Button Keyboard Button
Left Left Arrow
Right Right Arrow
Up Up Arrow
Down Down Arrow
A X
B Z
Start Enter
Select Ctrl

Instructions:
Click on the game window and hit the ENTER key to start Commando (you might have to hit start twice) . On a computer you can click the Zoom to expand the game to a larger size. On mobile phones and Iphone use the gameplay control buttons shown on your screen (only on mobile) to play and start the game. If you grew up in the 80's you shouldn't need additional gameplay instructions. Sorry, no sound on mobile devices in this NES emulator.



Game History:
Commando is a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up arcade game released in 1985. The player (a soldier named Super Joe) starts by being dropped off in a jungle by a helicopter, and has to fight his way out singlehandedly, fending off a massive assault of enemy soldiers. Super Joe is armed with a sub-machine gun (which has unlimited ammunition) as well as a limited supply of hand grenades. While Joe can fire his gun in any of the eight directions that he faces, his grenades can only be thrown vertically towards the top of the screen, irrespective of the direction Joe is facing. Unlike his SMG bullets, grenades can be thrown to clear obstacles, and explosions from well placed grenades can kill several enemies at once.

ALIENS OF THE EVIL EMPIRE
The leaders of the free world have been imprisoned by an evil, warmongering army from an alien empire! Having squandered their own natural resources for the purposes of death and destruction, they now want to dominate the Earth and capture its abundance—to restore life to their barren planet.

GAME PLAY: To save the world, you and Super Joe, the ultimate Commando, must challenge the enemy in fierce guerilla warfare deep within a hostile, unexplored jungle. Armed only with a rifle and limited hand grenades, you must rescue the hostages, defeat the insane alien commander, and destroy his evil army. After a harrowing helicopter landing, you and Super Joe must advance as quickly as possible through four increasingly difficult levels. Hidden bonuses give you some advantages but poisonous snakes lie in wait and the ruthless enemy attacks you with guns, knives and grenade launchers. Can you and Super Joe carry out this mission impossible? Time alone will tell.



Video Game Emulation
(Download and play on your computer)
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  • Nintendo Emulator (NES) for Windows
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Disclaimer: These 1980s Classic Arcade Games and Classic Video Games are for entertainment purpose only. I did not write any of these games myself. These games are provided AS IS and with NO warranty. All Copyrights are upheld with their respective game owners.