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Twin Cobra (Sharp X68000)

Twin Cobra Sharp X68000 Title screen

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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.

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Twin Cobra Sharp X68000 Some of the bosses come in pairs
Twin Cobra Sharp X68000 Title screen
Twin Cobra Sharp X68000 Blue is the spread shot
Twin Cobra Sharp X68000 Start of the game

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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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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Terok Nor (19543) added Twin Cobra (Sharp X68000) on Feb 01, 2012
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