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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.


Cobra Command iPhone Flying through the Grand Canyon.
Cobra Command iPhone Dodge it, dodge it!!!11111
Cobra Command iPhone Rockets incoming - UP UP UP!
Cobra Command iPhone BOOM and there goes the plane.

Promo Images

Cobra Command Magazine Advertisement BEEP! MegaDrive (SoftBank Creative, Japan), Issue 33 (June 1992)

Alternate Titles

  • "Thunder Storm LX-3" -- Japanese Arcade / X68000 title
  • "Thunder Storm FX" -- Japanese Mega-CD title
  • "サンダーストームエフエックス" -- Japanese Mega-CD spelling
  • "コブラコマンド" -- Japanese Famicom spelling

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Critic Reviews

Slide to Play Dec 21, 2009 4 out of 4 100
Touch Arcade Dec 02, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Modojo Dec 08, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
IGN Dec 03, 2009 7.7 out of 10 77


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Pseudo_Intellectual (62616) added Cobra Command (iPhone) on Dec 13, 2009
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