Twin Cobra (Genesis)

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Twin Cobra is a vertically scrolling shoot-em-up. You pilot the TC-17 Twin Cobra assault helicopter to fight the forces of Commander Anziga, the myopic leader of the nation of Kaban. Your job is to fly into Kaban and take out the entire military base of Commander Anziga.

You will fight small helicopters, tanks and stationary guns, defeat the large helicopters to get power-ups. By picking up colored icons (blue, yellow, red or green) you can change to different weapon types. Blue is a forward spread shot, yellow is a four-way shot, red is a wide forward laser shot and green is a continuous forward laser shot.

At the end of each section, you land on a carrier ship and count up your bonuses.


Twin Cobra Genesis Boss fight
Twin Cobra Genesis Still got some lives left.
Twin Cobra Genesis Title Screen
Twin Cobra Genesis Continue screen

Alternate Titles

  • "究極タイガー" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Ultimate Tiger" -- PC Engine title
  • "Twin Cobra: Desert Attack Helicopter" -- Genesis title
  • "Kyūkyoku Tiger" -- Japanese title (original version)

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User Reviews

Original NES quality graphics come to the Genesis. Majestic Lizard (655) 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars

Critic Reviews

Video Games Jun, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Power Play Apr, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Joystick (French) Apr, 1991 78 out of 100 78
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jun, 1991 7.5 out of 10 75 Oct 12, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Computer and Video Games (CVG) May, 1991 66 out of 100 66
The Video Game Critic Nov 15, 2006 C 50


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Arcade version

The arcade versions outside of Japan of Twin Cobra were two player games, but this is a port of the original Japanese one player game. In the two player version the helicopters are red and blue, in the original the helicopter is gray like the one on the title screen.

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Carl-Henrik (640) added Twin Cobra (Genesis) on Jun 21, 2004
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