Cobra Command

a game by Data East
Genre: Shooting Games
Platforms: Sega CD, NESNES
Editor Rating: 6.9/10, based on 4 reviews
User Rating: 8.0/10 - 1 vote
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See also: Helicopter Games
Cobra Command
Cobra Command
Cobra Command
Cobra Command

Get ready for a quantum leap in gaming technology with Cobra Command. Utilizing the technology of the Sega CD-ROM to its fullest, this game looks and plays like nothing you have ever seen. Pilot your gunship through tunnels, city streets and exotic locales in this totally realistic flight and fight simulator. Choose from three difficulty levels to make the missions even more challenging.

People say:

8.0

The Sega CD version of this classic coinop laserdisc game scores some big points for presentation, but the execution is a little thin. You guide a cursor over attacking targets that are presented via the CD's full-motion video. The animated adventure lacks vibrant colors, but it is the best show piece the unit has so far.

8.0

Based on the old laser disc arcade game of the same name, Sega has obtained the rights to do a Sega CD version and this game is quite good. While not all of the animation is present and the game increments rather coarsly, once the player gets use to the way it controls, the game isn't too bad.

7.0

Why are all the new Sega CD games focusing on cinema effects? This game is a decent arcade translation and offers most of the thrills of it's high-tech cousin. The game really gives you no control over your copter, and you end up moving a cursor and shooting while watching a cool extralong cinema display.

7.0

This is the most impressive CD title featuring cinema interaction so far, but it needs more payer control! What good is cool graphics without the ability to explore your playing field and make some choices? This title reminds me of Sewer Shark but is executed little better. It's a great first generation game for the Sega CD!

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Sega CD

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

NES

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • P-200, 32 MB RAM

Game Reviews

Flight simulation takes on a whole new look with Sega's CD helicopter gunship action game, Cobra Command! Instead of an overhead view or side scroller, get in the pilot seat for the ride of your life! Complete nine missions from New York to Easter island, all climaxing in the biggest challenge of them all: an attack on the Terrorist Fortress of level 10! Armed with a Vulcan Cannon, missiles, and your own flying skill and courage, take to the skies to destroy jets, aircraft carriers, tanks, ground structures, terrorist strongholds, helicopters, biplanes and every other military machine imaginable! Choose from three difficulty levels to make the missions more challenging. Create chaos with Cobra Command!

  • Renovation / Sega CD

Cobra Command was originally an arcade title that was on laser disc format. This is a helicopter-simulation fighting game. The perspective is from the cockpit so you get a great view of all the action!

The graphics are rendered in a format that makes them look hand drawn and then computer animated. The effect is truly awesome!

Missiles and guns are at your disposal as you weave through city buildings, the Grand Canyon and seven other stages.

As you play, a voice will announce when you should maneuver through crevices or when to fire at enemy craft.

Here are the first three levels to Renovations latest title, Cobra Command for the Sega CD! Watch for it!

Levels:

  1. In level one, you must push the terrorists out of New York. The enemies are weak and should pose no problem to your advanced chopper. You must destroy a boss chopper to finish the level.
  2. Can you brave the canyon walls in level two? Enemy helicopters emerge from cracks in the walls and attack! Utilize the pillars to plan your strategy and defeat another enemy boss helicopter.
  3. Level 3 is a battle above the deep, blue sea. The fighting gets a bit more intense as you dodge the blasts from submarines and destroyers. Blow up the bridge on the carrier to complete this mission.

First, go to the title screen where you can choose either Game Start or Config Mode. Press UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, DOWN and then START on controller 1. On the configuration screen you will be able to select new difficulty levels, including "Training." Choose this option and go back to the little screen. Here you should choose the Game Start option. Play the game as usual. Once you die, you will notice that you will start right back at the place you left off, and whatever killed you is now conveniently out of the way. This trick is great if you need help throughout this game.

Snapshots and Media

NES/Famicom/Dendy Screenshots

Sega CD Screenshots

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