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Description

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.

Screenshots

Twin Cobra NES Shooting a helicopter
Twin Cobra NES The first boss
Twin Cobra NES Taking off
Twin Cobra NES The second boss

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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Critic Reviews

Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Dec, 1989 26 out of 40 65
VideoGame Jun, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

Version differences

The original Japanese arcade version, called Kyūkyoku Tiger ("Ultimate Tiger") is a single player game where the player's helicopter is gray like the one on the title screen. The export version, Twin Cobra however allowed two simultaneous players where the helicopters are colored red and blue. The Genesis and NES conversions, although using the Twin Cobra moniker are still single player games, thus more resembling Ultimate Tiger than Twin Cobra.

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Carl-Henrik (640) added Twin Cobra (NES) on Jun 21, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Trypticon (10734), Sciere (373684), Carl-Henrik (640), Martin Smith (62961) and Terok Nor (22297)