Commando Blaze is inspired by Contra and Metal Slug, and I admit that I kinda sucked at both of them when I was younger. I used to steal my brother’s “lives” when I died in Contra, and I consumed “Continues” like candies in Metal Slug.
I don’t know why I loved those games. It might be the super special and secretive “Konami Code” which I can use to get 30 lives? Or maybe the game felt extra precious because it’s way too expensive to buy another game cartridge at $80. I was stuck with this game for months and maybe that’s how it grew on me! It was also really funny stealing “lives” from my brother, his reaction was always priceless.
Anyway, that’s pretty much how I found the “spark” to create Commando Blaze.