Excerpt: In some ways Crash Commando is a classic side-scrolling shooter along the lines of games like Metal Slug. Lots of weapons, explosions, and small soldiers dying digital deaths. No objectives or goals beyond trying to wipe out as many enemy soldiers as possible while keeping your own deaths to a minimum. Nothing but classic quick reflex arcade gameplay.
Conclusion: Crash Commando is another in a growing list of fine PSN games. For $9.99, you could do much worse, and if this were $4.99 I'd instantly recommend it. Keep in mind it's focus is multiplayer action and if you're interested in that you'll find an active and growing community to play with.
Conclusion: A shareware game entitled Soldat is probably the biggest influence behind Crash Commando, as that was controlled in a similar way – though it used a mouse to aim instead of the second stick – but it had nowhere near this level of polish. Like PixelJunk Monsters’ interpretation of tower-defence games, Crash Commando repurposes a workable idea for the PS3 in an accessible and entertaining format.