''Commando'' (Senjou no Ookami) is a top-down RunAndGun game released by Creator/{{Capcom}} in 1985. Originally an arcade game, it was later ported to a wide range of game consoles, including the UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}}, UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem, UsefulNotes/{{Amiga}}, UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}}, UsefulNotes/{{Intellivision}}, and UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum. In this game, you control a soldier (unnamed in the game, but identified as "Super Joe" in the promotional flyer) who is dropped off in a jungle and has to shoot and bomb his way through enemy territory.

It had two sequels: ''Mercs'' (aka ''Senjō no Ōkami 2''), released in 1989, and ''Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3'', released in 2008. Both sequels featured cooperative play for up to three players.

Not to be confused with [[{{VideoGame/Okami}} Okami]] or the [[VideoGame/{{Commando 2}} similarly-named flash game series]]. Or the Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger [[Film/{{Commando}} movie]].

!!Tropes used in ''Commando'':

* AntiFrustrationFeatures: The final boss mission in ''Mercs'' lets you try again after failing once, ''for free''.
--> '''ATTACK AGAIN'''
* AttractMode: The original game is one of the very few arcade games made in the 1980s to not have a demo mode. It goes from the title screen, to the high score screen, to the "Player" screen (which shows your character's sprite, plus the point values needed to get an extra life), and back again.
* BulletHell: Sometimes.
* ExcusePlot: You're dropped down in a battlefield and kill everyone.
* MooksButNoBosses: In the first game, each section ends with a red uniformed general ordering his soldiers to attack, but he goes down in one shot just like all of the others. The second game, Mercs, adds some formal boss battles, though.
* NintendoHard: One man versus the entire army--and they can kill you pretty easily.
* NoExportForYou: The third game was not released in Japan.
* OneHitPointWonder: Both you and your enemies.
* OneManArmy: Even if you don't succeed, you'll have killed most of the Russian/unnamed African nation's army.
* SecretUndergroundPassage: The NES version adds hidden rooms you can find by throwing grenades into the right spots. Many of them have power-ups as well as [=POW=]s to rescue, but a few are trap rooms that you need to waste grenades finding the exit before you die from poison gas.
* TankGoodness: Tanks are encountered throughout the series. You can even drive one in ''Mercs.''