DescriptionTwin Cobra is a vertically scrolling shoot-em-up. You pilot the TC-17 Twin Cobra assault helicopter to fight the forces of Commander Anziga, the myopic leader of the nation of Kaban. Your job is to fly into Kaban and take out the entire military base of Commander Anziga.
You will fight small helicopters, tanks and stationary guns, defeat the large helicopters to get power-ups. By picking up colored icons (blue, yellow, red or green) you can change to different weapon types. Blue is a forward spread shot, yellow is a four-way shot, red is a wide forward laser shot and green is a continuous forward laser shot.
At the end of each section, you land on a carrier ship and count up your bonuses.
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- "究極タイガー" -- Japanese spelling
- "Ultimate Tiger" -- PC Engine title
- "Twin Cobra: Desert Attack Helicopter" -- Genesis title
- "Kyūkyoku Tiger" -- Japanese title (original version)
Part of the Following Groups
|Original NES quality graphics come to the Genesis.||Genesis||Majestic Lizard (676)|
|The Games Machine (UK)||TurboGrafx-16||Jun, 1989||86 out of 100||86|
|Power Play||TurboGrafx-16||Aug, 1989||82 out of 100||82|
|Power Play||Genesis||Apr, 1991||80 out of 100||80|
|Joystick (French)||Genesis||Apr, 1991||78 out of 100||78|
|Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)||Genesis||Jun, 1991||30 out of 40||75|
|Sega-16.com||Genesis||Oct 12, 2006||7 out of 10||70|
|Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)||NES||Dec, 1989||26 out of 40||65|
|The Video Game Critic||Genesis||Nov 15, 2006||C||50|
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Version differencesThe original Japanese arcade version, called Kyūkyoku Tiger ("Ultimate Tiger") is a single player game where the player's helicopter is gray like the one on the title screen. The export version, Twin Cobra however allowed two simultaneous players where the helicopters are colored red and blue. The Genesis and NES conversions, although using the Twin Cobra moniker are still single player games, thus more resembling Ultimate Tiger than Twin Cobra.
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- Twin Cobra / Ultimate Tiger / Kyukyoku Tiger (More information about the arcade version of Twin Cobra and the home versions.)