Basic Idea: Use your monkey arms to move your two-ton legs.
Review: This is definitely my favorite game that I absolutely suck at. Originally a Hitler-Nazi game, it was changed for the delicate American audience. But the plot is irrelevant. The game is all about the bionic arm that your good guy is equipped with. It is a hard thing to master, but once you do, it is a blast to swing your way through each level. Certain areas can only be reached if you learn the intricacies of your arm (which doubles as a whip and a grappling hook) and most of the fun is solving these puzzles. Since there is no jumping allowed in the game, it takes a while to get used to, but definitely worth the effort.
Most levels are of the platform variety, but some are overhead shooters like Guerrila War. There is never a feeling of sameness. Even better, you can attack the levels in virtually any order you wish, though items in some levels are required to get through others. Sadly, there is a finite number of lives, and as mentioned, I suck at the game and have never made it very far.
The graphics are nothing exciting, but the music is fantastic. Capcom was the king of platformers, and Bionic Commando is one of the greatest examples.