Cobra Command

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Cobra Command
Sega Mega-CD
Wolf Team (JP), Renovation Products (US)
System(s): Sega LaserDisc hardware, Sega Mega-CD
Genre: Shooting

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
1983  ?

Sega Mega-CD
¥7,800 T-32064
Sega Mega-CD
$49.99[1] 4402
Sega Mega-CD
£? 4402
Sega Mega-CD
?F 4402
Sega Mega-CD
DM ? 4402
Sega Mega-CD
?Ptas 4402

Cobra Command, known as Thunder Storm in Japan, is a 1983 FMV arcade game by Data East. It was first released on Sega LaserDisc hardware presumably as an upgrade for Astron Belt (MAME has Astron Belt as this game's parent). The following year, Data East released the game on both their own LaserDisc hardware and Gottlieb's M.A.C.H. 3 hardware as well.

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.

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

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

Magazine articles

Main article: Cobra Command/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Mega-CD version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
82 №13, p74/75[4]
66 №12, p74/75[5]
81 №132, p32/33[6]
80 №42, p70[1]
95 №8, p46/47
80 №13
86 №32, p164[7]
80 №3, p19-21[8]
80 №2, p42-44[9]
87 №11, p32/33/34/35
73 №1, p22-25[10]
92 №13, p32-34
84 №18, p74
89 №11, p62-64[11]
Sega Mega-CD
Based on
16 reviews

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


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