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Cobra Command

Arcade Video game published 40 years ago by Data East USA, Inc.

Listed in MAME

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Cobra Command © 1984 Data East USA.

Mission... You have been ordered to get rid of a terrorist group which is committing crimes all over the world. Piloting your ultra-modern Jet Helicopter you have to confront your enemies. Carry out your mission!

You command a fully armed helicopter and must take on enemy helicopters, planes, tanks, and ships in order to destroy their stronghold on an area. Your missions take you though the forest, in the canyons, through the desert ruins, out to the pacific ocean, and right though New York City.

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Main CPU : I8086 (@ 5 Mhz), (2x) M6502 (@ 1 Mhz)
Sound Chips : (2x) DAC, (2x) AY8910 (@ 2 Mhz), SP0250 (@ 3.12 Mhz)

Players : 1
Buttons : 2


Cobra Command was released in May 1984.

Known in Japan as "Thunder Storm". Data East later released an unrelated shoot-em-up titled "Cobra-Command" in 1988.

It was the second arcade game to incorporate the Laserdisc technology featuring cartoon animation.

The player's helicopter makes a cameo in "Double Dragon II - The Revenge" as soon as the hangar's door opens in the beginning of the game.

Alfredo Garcia of Spain holds the official record for this game with 100030 points on August 2, 1984.


Game Staff
Created by : Sabu, Yoshihisa Kishimoto (Yoshi), Rie
Programmers : Tsuyo, Shin, Tomo
Sound Programmer : Masa
Engineers : Taka, Jun

Picture Staff
Producer : Miki Hirao
Director : Hideki Takayama
Animator : Hajime Kamegaki
Designer : Toshiyuki Yamamoto
Cinematographer : Masao Shimizu
Ink & Painter : Tsutomu Tsukasa
Sound Patterns : Yasuyki Konno
Composer : Hidenori Tao

Film Produced by Toei Animation Co., Ltd.


europe Sega CD (1992) "Cobra Command [Model 4130]"
japan Sega Mega CD (aug.28, 1992) "Thunder Storm FX [Model T-32064]"
usa Sega CD (nov.1992) "Cobra Command [Model 4402]"
japan Sega Saturn (1995) "Interactive Movie Action - Thunder Storm & Road Blaster"
japan Sony PlayStation (oct.20, 1995) "Interactive Movie Action - Thunder Storm & Road Blaster [Model SLPS-00094~5]"

Apple iPhone/iPod usa (dec.2, 2009) [Model 333243662]


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