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Super Cobra is a side-scrolling shooter based on the arcade game. You're a chopper pilot on a surveillance mission in enemy territory; your goal is to make it through the various obstacle courses alive and score as many points as possible. Tall buildings, mountains, narrow tunnels, and various enemies (such as tanks, rockets, mines, and more) can all get in the way and destroy your chopper if you aren't careful. To help defend yourself, the chopper is armed with a machine gun and bombs which can be used to destroy the enemy tanks and rockets. To make the task more difficult, your chopper has a limited amount of fuel. Throughout the landscapes are fuel tanks; if one of these is shot or bombed, you will be awarded extra fuel. As the levels progress, the enemies become more aggressive, fuel becomes more scarce, and the landscape becomes trickier to navigate.


Super Cobra Sord M5 Invade the base and carry away booty
Super Cobra Atari 8-bit Beginning the third area
Super Cobra Atari 8-bit Game over
Super Cobra Odyssey 2 Hit by artillery

Promo Images

Super Cobra Magazine Advertisement Back cover
Super Cobra Screenshot
Super Cobra Screenshot
Super Cobra Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Arcade Archives: Super Cobra" -- PS4 / Switch title
  • "アーケードアーカイブス スーパーコブラ" -- Japanese PS4 / Switch spelling
  • "スーパーコブラ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Average port of a great arcade game ColecoVision Psionic (2163)

Critic Reviews

Atari Gamer - XL-XE Game Review Edition Atari 8-bit Dec, 2013 9 out of 10 90
Retro Game Reviews ColecoVision Dec 02, 2015 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Personal Computer Games MSX Jan, 1985 7 out of 10 70
Tilt Atari 8-bit May, 1984 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67
TeleMatch Atari 2600 Nov, 1983 3 out of 6 60
All Game Guide ColecoVision 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Atari 5200 Dec 10, 2003 3 out of 10 30
Atari HQ Atari 2600 2000 3 out of 10 30
The Video Game Critic Atari 2600 May 31, 2018 F 0
The Video Game Critic Atari 5200 Nov 20, 2000 F 0


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Parker Brothers had a contest that if you sent in your name, address (with ZIP code) and the words "Super Cobra" on a 3x5 piece of paper to their contest address, you could win 1 of 100 Super Cobra flight jackets with your name on it (or 1 of 1000's of other prizes). Here is a poster advertising this.
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