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Title: Let's Compare Super Cobra
Post by: TrekMD on March 29, 2014, 13:48:58 PM
Super Cobra is a 1981 horizontally scrolling shooter, arcade game. It was developed by Konami from the engine of the popular Scramble, and manufactured and distributed by Stern in North America.  In the game, the player controls a helicopter and has to guide it across a scrolling terrain, battling obstacles along the way. Super Cobra saw several home ports and here we have a look at them.

[align=center:21lo2e07]Let's Compare ( Super Cobra ) (http://http)[/align:21lo2e07]

There is also an Atari 7800 homebrew version that is missing from the video.  Sadly, there are no good videos of the port on YouTube.  This one has no audio but you can see the visuals of the game.

[align=center:21lo2e07]7800 Super Cobra Hack Part 1 - Normal Setting (http://http)[/align:21lo2e07]
Title: Re: Let's Compare Super Cobra
Post by: 64bitRuss on March 29, 2014, 16:59:41 PM
I have the 5200 cartridge. Boy, here's a textbook example of an infuriating game, but still fun. I find even if you get good at this one, you can have really bad games, where you just can't find that light touch on the controls you need. Doesn't find it's way into my 5200 cartridge slot very often.
Title: Re: Let's Compare Super Cobra
Post by: TL on March 29, 2014, 17:56:06 PM
I have the very mediocre 2600 and also the excellent XL/XE version, which is among my favourite games on the machine!

I have always prefered Super Cobra to Scramble, really under rated game IMO.
Title: Re: Let's Compare Super Cobra
Post by: TrekMD on March 29, 2014, 20:07:28 PM
I have the 7800 version and it is just as hard to play.  Regardless, it is a good game and a challenge.
Title: Re: Let's Compare Super Cobra
Post by: Shadowrunner on March 30, 2014, 02:29:43 AM
I have the 7800 version too. One of my favourite games to play on the system.
Title: Re: Let's Compare Super Cobra
Post by: Spector on April 01, 2014, 15:56:56 PM
The rare coleco version is quite good, a shame it didn't have a higher profile.
Title: Re: Let's Compare Super Cobra
Post by: TL on April 02, 2014, 18:20:33 PM
I would still like to grab that 7800 version one day
Title: Re: Let's Compare Super Cobra
Post by: TrekMD on April 02, 2014, 18:33:17 PM
Good Deal Games had a limited run of carts for this game.  I don't know if anyone else is going to make carts.  Someone should.
Title: Re: Let's Compare Super Cobra
Post by: TL on April 10, 2014, 15:57:41 PM
[align=center:2vlued06]One of the tabletops that is mentioned in the video:

Entex Super Cobra Tabletop Arcade Game (http://http)[/align:2vlued06]
Title: Re: Let's Compare Super Cobra
Post by: TrekMD on April 10, 2014, 18:20:58 PM
That looks pretty cool for a tabletop game!