''Commando'' (Senjō no Ōkami) is a top-down run-and-gun 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 (nameless in the original version, but called "Super Joe" in some international versions) 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]].

!!Tropes used in ''Commando'':
* BulletHell: Sometimes.
* CutAndPasteTranslation: In the English version, you face against the army of an African country who kidnapped the President of the U.S. In the Japanese version, the plot is the same, except the name of the country you have to face is only named as ''Country R''[[note]]In Japanese, R国 (R-Kuni), who is heavily implied to be Russia. Since depicting the Russians as the enemy, at least in the U.S., was starting to fall from fashion, it's very possibly Capcom's American branch decided to change the country to something less stereotypical.[[/note]]
* 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
* NoExportForYou: The third game was not released in Japan.
* OneHitPointWonder: Both you and your enemies.
* OneManArmy
* SpiritualSuccessor: [[{{VideoGame/BionicCommando}} Bionic Commando]]
* TankGoodness: Tanks are encountered throughout the series. You can even drive one in ''Mercs''.