If you haven't played Capcom's impressive remake of Bionic Commando, now's the time! Well, any time from now on is the time. When you've got a few minutes or something. It's on Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and PC. Check out our 8/10 review for more reasons to transcend apathy.
If you were looking for a specific reason though, here's a belter: those of you playing the English-language version of the game can access a special Eurogamer Challenge Room! All you have to do is key in a special cheat code on the title screen (where the logo and the words "Press START" are shown) and you'll be able to find it in the Challenge Rooms section accessed from the main menu.
PlayStation 3 cheat (directions are for d-pad):
Down, up, down, up, left, L1, square, L1, square, triangle, START button.
Xbox 360 cheat (directions, again, for d-pad):
Down, up, down, up, left, LB, X, LB, X, Y, START button.
Capcom tells us that as long as you map the buttons on a PC controller to match a 360 or PS3 pad, a combination equivalent to the above will work for you as well. As far as we can tell, the code has to be input every time you load the game. So memorise that s***. There will be a test later.
As with Rearmed's other Challenge Rooms, there's a specific leaderboard for the Eurogamer level, although your first task will be completing the blasted thing. If you can do that, you're better than us. Well, you're better than Kristan. If any of us succeeds in wrapping our bionic grapple arm around more than five of the six bullets needed to unlock the exit gate, we'll post our best times here.
And if you can beat it, and provide photographic evidence, we will reward you with a prize. In the meantime:
Eurogamer Challenge Room placeholder leaderboard!
- 1. Tom Bramwell - 5/6 bullets
- 2. Mark Kennedy - didn't swear out loud
- 3. Kristan Reed - couldn't input the cheat correctly
- 4. Rupert Loman - pays our wages, thus gets respect
- 5. Ellie Gibson - fled abroad in terror
Meantime, you can also check out the Eurogamers Xbox Live Leaderboard for Bionic Commando Rearmed and see who among you has come closest to unlocking all 12 Achievements. And remember, if you want Trophies integration on Eurogamer, write to your local Sony MP.
Enjoy the level and good luck getting to the end of it.