C64 Commando Remake is a retro arcade game; a new version of a 1980s home port of an arcade game. Does that make sense? The important information is that this is a fast, one player vertical shoot 'em up. You play a commando and have to survive waves and waves of enemy soldiers.
The C64 Commando Remake can be played via keyboard or game pad, and has very simple controls: 8-way directional control, and shooting in the direction your commando is facing. you can throw grenades if you have them, although they can only be thrown ahead!
In keeping with the 8-bit feel, C64 Commando Remake has very blocky graphics, and a bleepy C64 soundtrack (considered one of the best of its genre). This isn't a modern remake, but one faithful to the original. You have three lives, there are no saves over the two levels, and it's pretty hardcore by today's standards. Touch a soldier or a bullet and you're dead!
C64 Commando Remake feels a little quicker than the original game, although it's difficult to be sure after over 20 years! It's incredibly basic, but that's the attraction of retro games, which are much easier to just pick up and play, even if the difficulty level is higher.
A great trip down memory lane for older gamers, C64 Commando Remake is a challenging shoot 'em up for everyone who can live with graphics that really turn back the clock!