Captain Commando is an arcade Beat 'em Up created by Capcom in 1991, based on its at-the-time Series Mascot, the titular captain. It was one of many spiritual successors of Capcom's first Beat 'em Up, Final Fight. Among its unique features (back then) were the option for 4 simultaneous co-op play and the ability to control mecha suits scattered on the stages (similar to Mega Man X's Rider armors). The arcade game received a SNES port in '95 and a Playstation one in '98.The game deals with the Commando Team, a four-man group formed by the Captain himself, Sho (Ginzu the Ninja), Jennety (Mack the Knife) and Hoover (Baby Head). Together, they stand up against a futuristic world filled up with crime with the intent of cleaning it out, and are faced against a group of Super Criminals terrorizing Earth, commanded by an alien Evil Overlord known as Genocide (Scumocide).And that was it. Good ol' Captain would fall into obscurity for a good couple years, until he was picked up to join the roster of Marvel vs. Capcom 1, which led to subsequent appareances in other Crossover games like Namco x Capcom and the Card Fighters series with SNK. Though unlike Capcom's other forgotten character, Strider Hiryu, he'd not receive any sequel out of this.
All There in the Manual/Expanded Universe: The 2-volume manga gives further background to the Captain Commando characters, such as the backgrounds of the enemies and commandos alike. It also includes a few characters who show up in the manga like Sarah Kisaragi.
Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Carol and Brenda, the smaller female enemies, cannot be sliced in half or melted in to goo like everyone else.
Although subverted with the "burning to a pile of ashes" animation.
Bottomless Magazines: Hoover's robot has a missile production FACILITY on one of its legs, that's constantly supplying ammo for the robot's attacks.
Bowdlerise: For the SNES port, as usual: the special kill animation for bladed hits (which sliced foes in half) and Jennety's poisoned daggers (melted foes) were removed, the boss Blood was renamed Boots, the Mardia enemy "acid puke" attack was replaced by bomb tossing, and the female mook graphics were touched up a little to cover more.
Henshin Hero: While not mentioned in the actual game, Marvel vs. Capcom gave Commando an introduction sequence where he changes from civilian clothes to his Captain armor, all while screaming "Henshin Commando!!".
Highly-Visible Ninja: Among the three ninja Mooks, the worst offender is Kojiro (red), with Sasuke (green) and Hanzo (blue) following behind.
Shout-Out: To Final Fight; Sho is the successor of Bushin-ryu Ninjitsu, the same style Guy practices. The setting of the game is Metro City as well, and there are Haggar busts that can be picked up for points.
Hoover/Baby Head can also do a piledriver attack that none of the other three can do, similar to Haggar.