Thank you for the complement on Bionic Commando. It is my most gratifying game completion I have. It was my favorite game on the original NES and because of that, I was determined to get good enough to beat super hard. If you ever decide to go back and try again, I would harvest extra lives from the levels I already completed (get the doll then call for evac) before attempting the next unbeaten level. Every level but Level 0 has one. It will give you more men to work with. It helps alot, but its still no walk in the park. I started the final level with 23 lives (I think), which is the max, and beat the final boss with only 2 lives left.
that's insane, i found it ridiculous enough on hard mode. i did all the challenges which i thought was pretty awesome considering how many times i had to try some of those. good job on completing it man