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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 Atari 8-bit The pathway is typically narrow
Super Cobra MSX The second level adds flying saucers
Super Cobra Atari 5200 Watch out, incoming enemies
Super Cobra Intellivision Watch out for the floating mines!

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Super Cobra Magazine Advertisement Back cover

Alternate Titles

  • "スーパーコブラ" -- Japanese Kanji title

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User Reviews

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

Critic Reviews

The Atari Times Atari 2600 Jan 27, 2006 90 out of 100 90
Woodgrain Wonderland Atari 2600 May 15, 2018 B+ 83
Retro Game Reviews ColecoVision Dec 02, 2015 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Retro Game Reviews Atari 2600 Apr 25, 2016 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
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
Atari HQ Atari 2600 2000 3 out of 10 30
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Atari 5200 Dec 10, 2003 3 out of 10 30
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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