G.I. Joe (arcade game)

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G.I. Joe
GI Joe (Konami leaflet).png
Arcade flyer
Developer(s) Konami[1]
Distributor(s) Konami
Composer(s) Tsutomu Ogura
Kenichiro Fukui[2]
Platform(s) Arcade
Release date(s)
  • NA April 1992
Genre(s) Rail shooter
Mode(s) 1-4 Players

G.I. Joe is a rail shooter video game produced by Konami and released in 1992 exclusively for video arcades. It is based on the cartoon series G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero and features four characters from the show: Duke, Snake Eyes, Scarlett, and Roadblock.


The game is a third-person rail shooting game, in which players choose one of four characters from the series: Duke, Snake Eyes, Scarlett, and Roadblock. Up to four players can play the game at once. Each character continually runs forward in a pseudo-3D perspective, and the player uses the joystick to move the character left or right, as well raise or lower their aiming crosshair. Each character is armed with a gun that has unlimited ammunition and a missile launcher. The missile launcher comes with five missiles, and can hold no more than nine. The game has a standard shoot button, as well as a "super weapon button", which destroys all enemies in an area, but has limited usage. Power-ups can be acquired that allow the player rapid fire by holding down the shoot button, replenish their super weapons, or restore their life energy.

The object of the game is to find Cobra's hidden base and prevent Cobra Commander from taking over the world. There are three missions in the game, each composed of several areas, including a chemical plant, an air base, a weapon plant, a jungle, a cavern base, and a battleship. Enemies include Viper soldiers and various Cobra vehicles such as FANG II, HISS II, Razorback and Hurricane. The bosses consist of Tomax and Xamot, Metal-Head, The Baroness, Major Bludd and Destro. The final battle takes place between the G.I. Joe team and Cobra Commander.


  1. ^ "G.I. Joe for Arcade Games". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2012-09-17. 
  2. ^ "G.I. Joe Tech Info". GameSpot.com. Retrieved 2012-09-17. 

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