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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 SEGA CD Title screen
Cobra Command SEGA CD This is the type of chopper you will control
Cobra Command SEGA CD First level: New York
Cobra Command SEGA CD Got one enemy chopper!

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Alternate Titles

  • "Thunder Storm LX-3" -- Japanese arcade title
  • "Thunder Storm FX" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

Power Play Jan, 1993 5 out of 5 100
Sega Force Jul 08, 1993 95 out of 100 95
GameFan Magazine Oct, 1992 94 out of 100 94
Retro Game Reviews Mar 08, 2015 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Mean Machines Oct, 1992 73 out of 100 73
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Dec, 1992 29 out of 40 72
Mega Fun Aug, 1993 71 out of 100 71
Video Games Aug, 1993 65 out of 100 65
All Game Guide 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
The Video Game Critic Dec 29, 2005 C 50


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Eric Smith (2980) added Cobra Command (SEGA CD) on Feb 14, 2007
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