Twin Cobra

Genre
Perspective
Theme
Critic Score User Score
FM Towns
...
4.7
Arcade
...
3.9
TurboGrafx-16
...
4.5
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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 FM Towns Those tanks and pesky hostile helicopters finally got to me
Twin Cobra Genesis Continue screen
Twin Cobra Sharp X68000 This boss doesn't move around but instead fires a very fast spread shot
Twin Cobra Sharp X68000 Yikes, that doesn't look good, also in this X68000 version you can suicide by pressing the DEL key

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. Genesis Majestic Lizard (655)

Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) TurboGrafx-16 Jun, 1989 86 out of 100 86
Video Games Genesis Jun, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Power Play Genesis Apr, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Joystick (French) Genesis Apr, 1991 78 out of 100 78
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Jun, 1991 7.5 out of 10 75
Sega-16.com Genesis Oct 12, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis May, 1991 66 out of 100 66
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES Dec, 1989 26 out of 40 65
VideoGame NES Jun, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
The Video Game Critic Genesis Nov 15, 2006 C 50

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Trivia

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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