Twin Cobra 187/365

Twin Cobra is from October of 1987 and it was awesome. This really is an arcade game that they let us stop giving quarters to. And I for one was grateful, I really like this title.

Twin 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.”

Pick up your own copy here and don’t forget to check “Sold Items” before hitting up an auction.

You can’t have Cobra in a title and expect me to not think about G.I. Joe.

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