8-Bit Commando is a run and gun platformer with fast-paced action, a rocking soundtrack, local multiplayer and explosions.
All Reviews:
Mixed (43) - 65% of the 43 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jul 27, 2011

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October 11, 2017

Minigame update

Greetings Commandos,
As you may know, it's becoming increasingly difficult to develop games as an indie business. Given the current economic recession, the alarming number of asset flips and the devaluation of Doge coin, we have no other alternative, but to include in-game advertising.
I know... I know a lot of people are not going to be happy about this. After much consideration, 2dengine has decided to partner strictly with legit, top-tier advertisers so there is no need for concern.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Silly-Conman-Echo Productions and check out their new title Goo Chungus 174. This promising sequel is not planned for a Steam release, but should be coming next week to torrents (in Croatia). So definitely keep an eye out for that!

Also, check out 8-Bit Commando's new minigame, called Bird Hunt! This little gem is inspired by Duck Hunt and unlocks after you complete every mission in the game's story mode. Leaderboards are included too!

This update is brought to you by DPS: “Digihom Postool Service, the undisputed #1 leader when it comes to the business of #2!”
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October 7, 2017

Screenshake update

Greetings Commandos!

8-Bit Commando update
  • Screenshake! Everybody loves screenshake. If you don't, it can be disabled from Options > Video.
  • Improved jumping! You can no longer terminate jumps in mid-air. This subtle change allows you to focus primarily on shooting.
  • V-Sync! Yes, V-Sync is now included in the options screen by default.

Playtesting our next game
We're excited to showcase the new prototype of Super Chains, our upcoming game:

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Thanks for your support!
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“Excellent animation and serious attention to detail really bring it life”
8/10 – Game Cola

“All the levels are distinctively individual and look fantastic”
82/100 – Bytten

Feature List

  • 7 stages of intense action
  • Local coop and versus mode
  • Beautiful retro graphics
  • Online hiscore
  • Rocking chiptunes soundtrack
  • Unlockable hard mode

About This Game

8-Bit Commando is a run and gun platformer with fast-paced action, a rocking soundtrack (from the chiptunes artist Ozzed), local multiplayer and explosions. The graphics will take you back to the classic age of gaming and the gameplay is bound to challenge even the most seasoned vets.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: At least one controller required for co-op play
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