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[Cassette inlay] [Loading screen]
[In-game screen]
Full titleCommando
Also known asSpace Invasion
Year of release1985
PublisherElite Systems Ltd (UK)
Re-released byEDOS (UK)
Encore (UK)
MCM Software S.A. (Spain)
Zafi Chip (Spain)
Zafiro Software Division (Spain)
Z Cobra (Spain)
Author(s)Keith Burkhill, Nigel Alderton, Rory C. Green, Karen Trueman
Tie-in licenceCapcom (Japan) (arcade coin-op: Commando)
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K
Number of players1
ControlsKempston, Interface 2, Cursor, Redefineable keys
TypeArcade: Shoot-em-up
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£7.95
875 ptas.
Budget price£1.99
AvailabilityDistribution denied
Protection schemeMultiple schemes
Additional infoAppeared on side A of the compilation 4 in 1 (Hit-Pak)
Appeared on the compilation Best of Elite Vol 1 (Hit-Pak)
Appeared on side A of the compilation Commando + Scooby-Doo (Elite Systems Ltd)
Appeared on the compilation Elite Collection, The (Hit-Pak)
Appeared on tape 3, side A of the compilation Frank Bruno's Big Box (Elite Systems Ltd)
Appeared on the compilation Thrill Time Gold 3 (Elite Systems Ltd)
Also listed on Wikipedia, Freebase and Lost in Translation
SPOT commentsaka. Space Invasion (in Germany)
SeriesThis game belongs in the following series:
1. Commando
2. Mercs
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC, Atari 7800, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 64 and NES
An unofficial conversion exists for the Commodore Plus/4
Score 8.32 (354 votes)   See scores and vote!

Release information
OriginModelCodeBarcodeD.L.YearEncoding scheme
Original release48K50121890100891985None
Re-releaseMCM Software S.A.48KLS0391985None
Re-releaseZ Cobra48K61711052M-41062-19851987None
Re-releaseZafi Chip48KZS-48_052M-41062-19851985Unspecified custom loader
Re-releaseZafiro Software Division48K1985None

Additional material
Commando_3.gif7,916(Loading screen)
Commando_3.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
Commando_3.gif4,907(In-game screen)
Commando.txt1,332(English instructions)
Commando_English.pdf203,253(English instructions)
Commando_French.pdf201,426(French instructions)
Commando_German.pdf201,315(German instructions)
Commando(ZafiChip).pdf25,195(Spanish instructions)
Commando.png117,733(Game map)
Commando.jpg85,752(Cassette inlay)
Commando(Encore).jpg138,212(Re-release cassette inlay)
Commando(MCMSoftwareS.A.).jpg94,989(Re-release cassette inlay)
Commando(ZafiChip).jpg197,487(Re-release cassette inlay)
Commando(ZafiChip)_2.jpg303,144(Re-release cassette inlay)
Commando(ZCobra).jpg121,541(Re-release cassette inlay)
CommandoEditor.zip370,288(Archive file)
GoingCommando.zip149,347(Archive file)

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Magazine references
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Crash3.86page 116(Tips) [full page]
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Crash4.86page 66(Feature - Crash Readers Awards)[full page]
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Crash3.88page 46(Feature - The Crash arcade game Challenge) [full page]
YS Smash Tips8.88page 10(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Crash11.88page 110(Review) [full page]
Crash12.88page 66(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Your Sinclair1.89page 123(Review) [full page]
Computer & Video Games2.89page 91(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Your Sinclair4.89page 35(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Your Sinclair8.90page 23(Feature - Complete Guide to Shoot-em-ups)[full page]
Sinclair User8.92page 13(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Your Sinclair7.93page 30(Review) [full page]
MicroHobby1.86page 15(Nuevo)[full page]
MicroHobby5.86page 28(Micromania)[full page]
MicroHobby2.87page 20(Tokes)[full page]

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