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Description

Cobra Command is an arcade conversion of a helicopter shooting game from Data East. It is an "on rails" style shooter with the player controlling only the aiming of the shooting but not the direction of the helicopter.

Your job is to shoot down the enemies as you are flown through footage of New York streets, the Statue of Liberty, the Atlantic Ocean, Italy, the Grand Canyon and finally, the treacherous corners and return fire of the enemy's stronghold on Easter Island.

There is no background music to go along with the sound effects. The levels are fairly short with a total game run through possible in about 20 minutes.

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Cobra Command iPhone Approaching New York.
Cobra Command iPhone I can destroy anything - even heavily armored ships.
Cobra Command SEGA CD Incoming enemies
Cobra Command SEGA CD The high score table

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Alternate Titles

  • "Thunder Storm LX-3" -- Japanese arcade title
  • "Thunder Storm FX" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

Sega Force SEGA CD Jul 08, 1993 95 out of 100 95
Touch Arcade iPhone Dec 02, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Modojo iPhone Dec 08, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
IGN iPhone Dec 03, 2009 7.7 out of 10 77
Mean Machines SEGA CD Oct, 1992 73 out of 100 73
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SEGA CD Dec, 1992 29 out of 40 72
Video Games SEGA CD Aug, 1993 65 out of 100 65
All Game Guide SEGA CD 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) SEGA CD Jan 08, 2009 4 out of 10 40
Sega-16.com SEGA CD Jul 31, 2004 3 out of 10 30

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    • Issue #4 - #18 Top 25 Worst Video Game of All-Time

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