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






























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























Sega Mega-CD
JP
¥7,800 T-32064
Sega Mega-CD
US
$49.99[1] 4402
Sega Mega-CD
UK
£? 4402
Sega Mega-CD
FR
?F 4402
Sega Mega-CD
DE
DM 99,-[4] 4402
Sega Mega-CD
ES
?Ptas 4402




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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

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.

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 Thunder Storm

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)Media:Cobracommand_MCD_JP_SSEnding.pdf[5]


Magazine articles

Main article: Cobra Command/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

BeepMD JP 1992-06.pdfBeepMD JP 1992-06.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP)No results

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BeepMD JP 1992-07.pdfBeepMD JP 1992-07.pdf

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BeepMD JP 1992-08.pdfBeepMD JP 1992-08.pdf

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BeepMD JP 1992-09.pdfBeepMD JP 1992-09.pdf

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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP)No results

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BeepMD JP 1992-10.pdfBeepMD JP 1992-10.pdf

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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP)No results

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Physical scans

Mega-CD version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
73 №1992-08, p28[6]
77 №, p83[7]
82 №13, p74-75[8]
66 №12, p74-75[9]
81 №132, p32-33[10]
58 №194, [1]
94 №0101, p6/16-17[11]
80 №42, p70[1]
95 №8, p46-47
90
80
80 №13, p64-65
86 №32, p164[12]
80 №3, p19-21[13]
80 №2, p42-44[14]
71 №9/93, p35[15]
87 №11, p32-35[16]
73 №1, p22-25[17]
92 №13, p32-34
84 №18, p74
89 №11, p62-64[18]
95 №4/93, p16-17[19]
93 №16, p16-17[20]
Sega Mega-CD
82
Based on
23 reviews

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
Mega-CD, EU
CobraCommand MCD EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
Cobra-Command MCD EU Disc.jpg
Disc
CobraCommandMegaCDEUManual.PDF
Manual
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

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

References