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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 SEGA CD Incoming enemies
Cobra Command iPhone My helicopter is so awesome that he can even fight under the earth.
Cobra Command Arcade Attract mode scene 5
Cobra Command Arcade Title screen

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Power Play SEGA CD Jan, 1993 5 out of 5 100
Sega Force SEGA CD Jul 08, 1993 95 out of 100 95
GameFan Magazine SEGA CD Oct, 1992 94 out of 100 94
Retro Game Reviews SEGA CD Mar 08, 2015 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
IGN iPhone Dec 03, 2009 7.7 out of 10 77
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SEGA CD Dec, 1992 29 out of 40 72
Mega Fun SEGA CD Aug, 1993 71 out of 100 71
Video Games SEGA CD Aug, 1993 65 out of 100 65
The Video Game Critic SEGA CD Dec 29, 2005 C 50
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) SEGA CD Jan 08, 2009 4 out of 10 40

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

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