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Captain Commando (World 911202)

Captain Commando (c) 09/1991 Capcom.

In this beat'em up, Captain Commando and his three faithful companions travel through various locales on their way to confront the evil Scumocide!


Capcom Play System hardware (CPS)

Game ID : CP-S No. 17

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 10 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2151 (@ 3.579545 Mhz), OKI6295 (@ 7.576 Khz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 384 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 4096

Players : 4

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


CAPtain COMmando = CAPCOM

Captain Commando is Capcom's own homage to classic American sci-fi shows and magazines and the work of artists like Frank R. Paul. It was not the only game, though; "Battle Circuit" is even a better example of Capcom's enthusiasm for this stuff.

Each of the player's button on the dedicated 4-player cabinet uses a unique two-in-one play action button design : two large half circle buttons (red & blue) placed straight side by straight side to form one big circle, thus making two buttons look like one big button cut in half vertically.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Captain Commando : G.S.M. Capcom 5 - PCCB-00083) on 21/03/1992.


The US version is slightly different, it has the "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen.

Sho is called Ginzu in US, Jennety is called Mack the Knife, and Hoover is called Baby Head in the US.


Character designers : Kurisan, Ouji, Eripyon.N, Mattian, Q, Mayo, Ykaru M.

Scroll gfx : Koi, Konomi (Powerful Konomi), Sui, Buppo, Go

Programmers : Y. Egawa, Yokoyama, T. Ueno, Yoshizumi

Sound : T. Yomage

Sound-sub : Syun Nishigaki (SYUN)


* Consoles :

Nintendo Super Famicom (1995)

Sony PlayStation (1998) : The Playstation port is 550+ MB, while the original CPS1 game is ~5.5MB. There's no visual difference in the Playstation and Arcade version.

Sony PSP (2006, "Capcom Classics Collection Remixed")

Sony PlayStation 2 (2006, "Capcom Classics Collection, Volume 2")

Microsoft XBOX (2006, "Capcom Classics Collection, Volume 2")