This is a tool-assisted speedrun. For more information, see http://tasvideos.org/3712M.html. TAS originally published on 2018-05-26.
Before reminiscing about a man I knew when I was young, before rescuing a hero named Joe, there were games where you played as Joe himself! The Bionic Commando arcade game, sequel to Commando, introduces the first hero in a platform game who couldn't even jump, which spawned many sequels.
Thanks to collecting an item that increases the speed of the bionic arm quite a bit, abusing death to skip the elevator in Mission 4 and better overall optimisation, RobynS improves the previous publication (http://tasvideos.org/3210M.html) by 38.85 seconds.