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

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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)[5]

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
[6]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
73
[7]
Console Mania (IT)
82
[8]
Consoles + (FR)
66
[9]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
81
[10]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
73
[11]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1 (RU)
40
[12]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
58
[13]
GameFan (US)
94
[14]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
80
[4]
Game Informer (US) NTSC-U
88
[15]
Joypad (FR)
80
[16]
Joystick (FR)
86
[17]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) NTSC-J
80
[18]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
80
[19]
Mega (UK) NTSC-J
80
[20]
Mega Fun (DE) NTSC-U
71
[21]
MegaTech (UK) NTSC
87
[22]
Marukatsu Mega Drive (JP) NTSC-J
86
[23]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) NTSC-J
73
[24]
Sega Magazin (DE)
79
[25]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-J
92
[26]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-J
84
[27]
Sega Force (SE)
95
[28]
Sega Force (UK) PAL
89
[29]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
77
[30]
Supergame (BR) NTSC-J
93
[31]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
63
[32]
Video Games (DE) NTSC-U
65
[33]
Sega Mega-CD
77
Based on
29 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. File:Cobracommand_MCD_JP_SSEnding.pdf
  6. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 48
  7. Beep! MegaDrive, "August 1992" (JP; 1992-07-08), page 30
  8. Console Mania, "Novembre 1992" (IT; 1992-xx-xx), page 74
  9. Consoles +, "Septembre 1992" (FR; 1992-0x-xx), page 74
  10. Computer & Video Games, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-15), page 32
  11. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "December 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 36
  12. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1, "" (RU; 1999-xx-xx), page 301
  13. Famitsu, "1992-09-04" (JP; 1992-08-21), page 1
  14. GameFan, "Volume 1, Issue 1: October 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 6
  15. Game Informer, "January/February 1993" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 6
  16. Joypad, "Octobre 1992" (FR; 1992-10-xx), page 64
  17. Joystick, "Novembre 1992" (FR; 1992-1x-xx), page 164
  18. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-xx-xx), page 19
  19. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 47
  20. Mega, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-15), page 42
  21. Mega Fun, "09/93" (DE; 1993-08-18), page 35
  22. MegaTech, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-20), page 32
  23. Marukatsu Mega Drive, "September 1992" (JP; 1992-08-XX), page 120
  24. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 22
  25. Sega Magazin, "September/Oktober 1993" (DE; 1993-09-01), page 14
  26. Sega Pro, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-08), page 30
  27. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 74
  28. Sega Force, "4/93" (SE; 1993-07-08), page 16
  29. Sega Force, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-08), page 62
  30. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 85
  31. Supergame, "Novembro 1992" (BR; 1992-11-xx), page 16
  32. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-xx-xx), page 58
  33. Video Games, "9/93" (DE; 1993-08-25), page 43