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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.4
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.6
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 2.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.8
Overall User Score (17 votes) 3.2

Critic Reviews

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Defunct Games (Aug 08, 2010)
The game rewards players for sticking with the learning curve and mastering the aim. Cobra Triangle offers a substantial amount of quality content, all done in fresh and inventive ways. This is easily one of the greatest 8-bit games ever made. It's a shame that neither Rare nor Nintendo updated this classic action game. It's not too late, perhaps 2011 could be the year of the Cobra!
Gamestyle (Jul 24, 2008)
Each level really feels like something fresh - meaning you never get bored of just doing the same thing over and over again, furthermore you look forward to seeing what the next level will bring making the game highly addictive even now. Overall Cobra Triangle is a stunning game.
Joystick (French) (Mar, 1990)
Un jeu bien réalisé, original. Une réussite...
Gamezone (Germany) (Jul 18, 2006)
Trotz seines Alters bietet "Cobra Triangle" auch heute noch genug Spielspaß für ein Spielchen zwischendurch, wenn auch nicht mehr, denn trotz des für frühe NES Verhältnisse sehr abwechslungsreichen Spielaufbaus kann das Spiel es nicht mit einem ausgewachsenen Titel der heutigen Zeit aufnehmen. Trotz allem ist dieser Klassiker recht unterhaltsam und ist ein Vorgeschmack auf die Rare-Qualität späterer Titel wie "Snake Rattle n Roll". Für Retrospieler mit einem NES unter dem Fernseher ist "Cobra Triange" also durchaus ein Spielchen wert.
You can tell that Cobra Triangle comes from the people that brought you RC Pro-Am because the same graphical style is in evidence. There are only eight levels to play, but every one is tougher than the last. Perhaps the most frustrating is the jump-the-waterfall section, but patience reaps rewards (as always).
Retrogaming History (Apr 07, 2008)
Un titolo atipico. Probabilmente non piacerà a tutti ma di sicuro è un prodotto meritevole di attenzione e molto vario. Guidare un motoscafo e fargli saltare cascate, schivare "mulinelli", superare nemici, distruggere torrette armate, mettere in slavo persone, spostare mine, evitare sassi e molto altro risulta divertente. La difficoltà è forse tale da scoraggiare i casual gamer ma a chi cercasse una sfida "vera" potrebbe piacere molto!
80 (Apr 07, 2008)
I controlli sono ottimi e rispondono in maniera perfetta; il titolo Rare è pieno di personalità e di quella giocabilità che solo un retrogamer può ricordarsi; quella giocabilità creata da quei videogame in cui si doveva letteralmente sudare per terminare un livello. Ovviamente l’enorme difficoltà è controbilanciata da un ottimo divertimento e da una buona longevità. Purtroppo un titolo così difficile non può piacere ad un grandissimo numero di persone, alcuni soggetti potrebbero rimanere “infastiditi” dal grande impegno richiesto.
1UP! (Jul 01, 2005)
Ca ne l'a pas bien sûr empêché de demeurer un classique et pour certains un jeu NES favori. On regrettera juste que Rare ne soit pas allé au bout de ses efforts initiaux et ait choisi la solution de facilité pour conclure le jeu.
Power Play (Feb, 1990)
Wer "R.C. Pro-Am" mochte, wird von "Cobra Triangle" nicht loszureißen sein. Jede Disziplin ist so ausgetüftelt, daß sie bis ins Ziel spannend bleibt. Das ohnehin gute Spiel wird noch durch die Extras kräftig aufgepeppt. Das Modul steckt voller Überraschungen. Läuft man beispielsweise ins Ziel ein und dreht dabei das Boot um die eigene Achse, bekommt man für jede Umdrehung tausend Punkte. Ein rundum gelungenes "Meeresfrüchtchen"; ich kann's nur empfehlen.
The Video Game Critic (Nov 17, 2004)
The graphics are bright and attractive, with smooth animation and minimal flicker. After completing a stage, a tiny propeller sprouts from your boat and flies you to the next stage. Compared to its graphics, Cobra Triangle's music is pretty mediocre. You get three continues, but using a continue does not reset your score, and that's just wrong. Still, Cobra Triangle is a quality title that's unlike anything else out there.
70 (Jun 18, 2018)
Cobra Triangle is like many of Rare’s NES efforts; a nice concept brought down by its execution. I really like it but at the same time have a hard time recommending it. This is still a pretty unique game but the insane difficulty will turn away many unfortunately.
Wizard Dojo (Aug 13, 2017)
Cobra Triangle remains a fun game to play today, which is quite impressive for something that, on the surface, may just appear to be an NES boat racing game. The rescue missions may break the pacing of the game a bit with their considerably difficulty spike, and the perspectives can be a little misleading at times. But there’s no denying the fun, variety and ambition that Cobra Triangle brought to the NES.
Retro Game Reviews (Dec 31, 2015)
Cobra Triangle is a brave attempt at combining the racing and combat genres and in many respects it was way ahead of its time. Unfortunately, the events are hit and miss and there's simply not enough of them to hold your attention for too long.
The game isn’t great in execution and it’s just not as fun as it sounds, despite having loads of creativity in its favor. A little more polish and balance certainly would have helped in all areas, especially the long and frustrating boss battles.
42 (Jul, 2011)
Cobra Triangle is the epitome of mediocrity, and for that, it should be cast into the fires of cartridge hell.
Random Access (Aug 16, 2013)
Unfortunately, nice graphics and sound do not necessarily develop into a great game experience. In fact, I think Cobra Triangle is pretty awful. The first few levels may lure you into a false sense of security where you truly believe that this game shall shower you with figurative liquid jubilance, but once you get deeper into the game, you'll learn the ugly truth: like the sea serpent on the cover, Cobra Triangle will chew you up like bacon croquettes at a dinner party. Rare has made some great games in the past, but this wasn't among them.