Bionic Commando Rearmed (バイオニック コマンドー マスターD復活計画, Bionic Commando: Master D Resurrection Project in Japan) is an enhanced remake of the 1988 Nintendo Entertainment System version of Bionic Commando. It was developed by Grin and published by Capcom for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation Network, and Xbox Live Arcade and was released on August 13, 2008. The remake serves as a prelude to the 2009 video game Bionic Commando. A sequel, Bionic Commando Rearmed 2, was released in February 2011. Rearmed follows Nathan Spencer, a commando with a bionic left arm that can extend and be used as a weapon, or to swing from various objects. Spencer is sent to destroy a weapon known as the Albatros project under construction by the Badds. The game was developed using Grin's Diesel engine and features in-game art by Shinkiro. Music for the game was composed by Simon Viklund and consists largely of remixed versions of the original music. The soundtrack was released on May 27, 2008 by Sumthing Else Music Works. Rearmed was well received with scores in the 80% range across all three platforms at aggregate website Metacritic. Reviewers praised the fact that the game was true to the original, and lauded the updated gameplay and graphics. It was described by Hilary Goldstein of IGN as "the best downloadable game to date on [Xbox Live Arcade] and [PlayStation Network]." Jeremy Parish of 1UP.com stated Rearmed "should go down in history as one of gaming's best deals."
ESRB Rating: M - Mature
Genre(s): Action | Shooter |