Section Z is a 2D side-scrolling shooter arcade video game developed by Capcom and released in 1985. The more well known NES version (starring "Captain Commando") was later released in the United States on July 1, 1987 and for the Famicom Disk System in Japan on May 25, 1987. The game (especially the NES version) has been compared to Gradius (released the same year as the arcade version), and Abadox.