Cobra Command

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Cobra Command
System(s): Sega LaserDisc hardware, Sega Mega-CD
Publisher:
Sega Mega-CD
Wolf Team (JP)
Sega Mega-CD
Renovation Products (US)
Developer:
Original system(s): Arcade boards
Publisher(s) of original games: Data East
Developer(s) of original games: Data East
Genre: Shooting[1]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
LaserDisc
JP
¥? ?































Sega Mega-CD
JP
¥7,8007,800 T-32064
Sega Mega-CD
US
$49.9949.99[4] 4402
Non-Sega versions

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Cobra Command, known as Thunder Storm in Japan, is a 1983 FMV arcade game by Data East. Wolf Team ported it to the Sega Mega-CD in 1992, keeping the Cobra Command name in the US and Europe but renaming it Thunder Storm FX (サンダーストームFX) in Japan.

History

The original arcade version was released in Japan on 1984-04-24 as the second laserdisc game after Data East's Bega's Battle[5]. A conversion kit using the Bega's Battle cabinet was released, as well as conversion kits from Sega laserdisc hardware such as Astron Belt[6].

In Europe Cobra Command was later bundled with Sol-Feace, a horizontal shoot-'em-up, as Sol-Feace / Cobra Command. As European Mega-CD games were distributed in jewel case quad boxes, one "half" of the box was devoted to Cobra Command, and the other to Sol-Feace. In America it was bundled with Road Avenger.

Sequels and re-releases

G-mode, a mobile games developer who purchased Data East's intellectual property after their bankruptcy, has since ported it to iOS.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Cobra Command Cobra Command
English (US) Cobra Command Cobra Command
Japanese サンダーストームFX Thunder Storm FX

Production credits

Mega-CD version

BGM Recording
  • Solid Gold
    • Compose by: N.Nakamura
    • Co.Arr & Play: H.Mizuno
    • Music Coordinated by: T.Satoh
  • Mixer's Lab
    • Recording Engineer: S.Yoshii
    • Assistant Engineer: Y.Oshima
  • The Phenomenon Studio
    • Manipulator: H.Shimahara
    • Recording Studio: West Side
    • Recording Director: H.Yamaguchi
Binaural Sounds Recording
  • Avaco Creative Studios Inc
    • MA Engineer: T.Uemura
    • MA Assistant Engineer: M.Otsubo
    • MA Director: N.Matsumoto
  • Nittobo Acoustic Engineering Co. Ltd
    • 3D Engineer: F.Tsutsumi
    • 3D Director: T. Kobayashi
    • 3D Producer: T.Shigeta
    • Narration by: S.Herman
    • MA Studio: Avaco Creative Studio
    • Sound Producer: K.Senzaki
    • Public Relations by: K.Iijima, E.Kobayashi, T.Murakami
Source:
In-game credits (JP)[7]

Magazine articles

Main article: Cobra Command/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1992-06: "June 1992" (1992-05-08)
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1992-07: "July 1992" (1992-06-08)
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1992-08: "August 1992" (1992-07-08)
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1992-09: "September 1992" (1992-08-08)
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1992-10: "October 1992" (1992-09-08)

Physical scans

Mega-CD version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
40
[8]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
73
[9]
Console Mania (IT)
82
[10]
Consoles + (FR)
66
[11]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
81
[12]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
73
[13]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1 (RU)
40
[14]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
58
[15]
GameFan (US)
94
[16]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
80
[4]
Game Informer (US) NTSC-U
88
[17]
Joypad (FR)
80
[18]
Joystick (FR)
86
[19]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) NTSC-J
80
[20]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
80
[21]
Mega (UK) NTSC-J
80
[22]
Mega Fun (DE) NTSC-U
85
[23]
Mega Fun (DE) NTSC-U
71
[24]
MegaTech (UK) NTSC
87
[25]
Marukatsu Mega Drive (JP) NTSC-J
86
[26]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) NTSC-J
73
[27]
Sega Magazin (DE)
79
[28]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-J
92
[29]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-J
84
[30]
Sega Force (SE)
95
[31]
Sega Force (UK) PAL
89
[32]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
77
[33]
Supergame (BR) NTSC-J
93
[34]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
63
[35]
Video Games (DE) NTSC-U
65
[36]
Sega Mega-CD
77
Based on
30 reviews

Cobra Command

Mega-CD, JP
Cobracommand MCD JP Box Back.jpgCobracommand MCD JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
ThunderStormFX MCD JP Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
ThunderStormFX MCD JP Disc.jpg
Disc
Cobracommand mcd jp manual.pdf
Manual
Mega-CD, US
CobraCommand MCD US Box Back.jpgCobraCommand MCD US Box Front.jpg
Cover
CobraCommand MCD US Disc.jpg
Disc
Cobracommand mcd us manual.pdf
Manual
CobraCommand MCD US RegCard.pdf
Reg Card

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega-CD
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
257,995,584 CD (EU) 4402
Sega Mega-CD
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
261,100,224 CD (JP) T-32064
Sega Mega-CD
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
258,348,384 CD (US) 4402
Sega Mega-CD
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1992-10-10 Page

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 https://sega.jp/fb/segahard/mcd/soft_licensee.html (Wayback Machine: 2019-06-10 17:56)
  2. Sega Visions, "November/December 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 93
  3. GamePro, "October 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 26
  4. 4.0 4.1 GamePro, "January 1993" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 74
  5. Game Machine, "xxxx xxxx" (JP; 1984-05-15), page 13
  6. http://www.dragons-lair-project.com/tech/pages/cc.asp
  7. File:Cobracommand_MCD_JP_SSEnding.pdf
  8. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-03-10), page 48
  9. Beep! MegaDrive, "August 1992" (JP; 1992-07-08), page 30
  10. Console Mania, "Novembre 1992" (IT; 1992-xx-xx), page 74
  11. Consoles +, "Septembre 1992" (FR; 1992-0x-xx), page 74
  12. Computer & Video Games, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-15), page 32
  13. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "December 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 36
  14. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1, "" (RU; 1999-xx-xx), page 301
  15. Famitsu, "1992-09-04" (JP; 1992-08-21), page 1
  16. GameFan, "Volume 1, Issue 1: October 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 6
  17. Game Informer, "January/February 1993" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 6
  18. Joypad, "Octobre 1992" (FR; 1992-10-xx), page 64
  19. Joystick, "Novembre 1992" (FR; 1992-1x-xx), page 164
  20. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-xx-xx), page 19
  21. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 47
  22. Mega, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-15), page 42
  23. Mega Fun, "11/92" (DE; 1992-10-xx), page 30
  24. Mega Fun, "09/93" (DE; 1993-08-18), page 35
  25. MegaTech, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-20), page 32
  26. Marukatsu Mega Drive, "September 1992" (JP; 1992-08-XX), page 120
  27. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 22
  28. Sega Magazin, "September/Oktober 1993" (DE; 1993-09-01), page 14
  29. Sega Pro, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-08), page 30
  30. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 74
  31. Sega Force, "4/93" (SE; 1993-07-08), page 16
  32. Sega Force, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-08), page 62
  33. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 85
  34. Supergame, "Novembro 1992" (BR; 1992-11-xx), page 16
  35. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 44
  36. Video Games, "9/93" (DE; 1993-08-25), page 43


Cobra Command

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Prereleases:
Sega Mega-CD
Prototypes: 1992-10-10