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Captain Commando Captain Commando - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Captain Commando - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee

Description

Four good-guy psychos wade their way through hordes of bad-guy psychos in this horizontal scrolling punch and kick-em-up. You get to ride some mean robot walkers and pickup some useful limited ammo weaponry on the way.

Captain Commando was produced by Capcom in 1991.

Capcom released 228 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1984. Capcom was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Capcom during the time period Captain Commando was produced include: 1941: Counter Attack, Magic Sword, Carrier Air Wing, Chiki Chiki Boys, Adventure Quiz 2 - Hatena? No Dai-Bouken, Block Block, Quiz Tonosama No Yabou, King Of Dragons, The, Capcom Golf, and Quiz Sangokushi - Chiryaku No Hasha

Specs

Name Captain Commando
Developer Capcom (Japan)
Year 1991
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7276
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Monitor
Conversion Class Capcom CPS JAMMA
Game Specific Captain Commando Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Captain Commando Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 4
# Maximum Players 4
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
Controls
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - AttackJump
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
PCB Captain Commando PCB Image

Game Introduction

Captain Commando and his comrades have to save the world from a vile villain! Choose your hero and take him along with up to three additional players through the cities smashing bad guys and defeating the bosses.

Game Play

Choose your character from "Captain Commando", "Mack the Knife", "Baby Head", and "Ginzu the Ninja". This game does not pull any punches graphically when it comes to cutting the bad guys in half or skinning them!

Captain Commando KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.00 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 3.00

Overall Like 3.00
Fun (Social) 3.00
Fun (Solo) 3.00
Collector Desire 3.00

Technical Rating: 3.00

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 3.00
Originality 2.00
Sound/Music 3.00

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Trivia

Choose your characters from "Captain Commando", "Mack the Knife", "Baby Head", and "Ginzu the Ninja". This game does not pull and punches graphically when it comes to cutting the bad guys in half or skinning them!

Miscellaneous

Captain Commando also appears in the Marvel Vs. Capcom series of games, and has the ability to call upon his cohorts for a single shot.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Captain Commando Census

There are 14,745 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,470 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,450 machines (6,893 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 79 known instances of this machine owned by Captain Commando collectors who are active members. Of these, 10 of them are original dedicated machines. 4 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 65 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 3 active VAPS members with a Captain Commando machines for sale. There are 2 active VAPS members with a Captain Commando circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Captain Commando. There are 2 active VAPS members looking for Captain Commando boards sets.

This game ranks a 19 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 5 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

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Technical

The game uses Capcom's CPS1 System, also used in games like 1941, Strider, Final Fight and Street Fighter II - The World Warrior.

Fixes

This game uses a "suicide battery", located on the C-board of the PCB. When this battery dies, the game will no longer operate. You will be greeted with a blank screen upon power-up. This is one of the few CPS1 suicide games for which NO WORKING HACK EXISTS to revive it. Owners should get their battery swapped by someone with the ability to do it as soon as possible.

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Captain Commando Arcade Marquee 26"x8"

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NOS Capcom Captain Commando arcade marquee decal 8 1/4" x 28"

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2018 1 862.50 862.50
All Years 1 862.50 862.50

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