Twin Cobra

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Twin Cobra
Kyukyoku Tiger
Twin Cobra
North American arcade flyer
Developer(s) Toaplan
Publisher(s) Taito, Romstar
Composer(s) Tatsuya Uemura
Platform(s) Arcade, Famicom/NES, Sega Mega Drive, PC Engine, X68000, FM Towns Marty, PlayStation, Mobile Phone
Release date(s) 1987
Genre(s) Vertical scrolling shooter
Mode(s) Single player, Cooperative
Cabinet Upright
CPU 68000 @ 7 MHz
Z80 @ 3.5 MHz
TMS32010 @ 3.5 MHz
Sound YM3812 @ 3.5 MHz
Display Raster, vertical orientation, 240x320 resolution

Twin Cobra, released in Japan as Kyukyoku Tiger (究極タイガー Kyūkyoku Taigā?), is a 1987 helicopter-themed shoot 'em up arcade game developed by Toaplan. It was published by Taito Corporation in Japan, and by Romstar in North America, and is one of Toaplan's most popular arcade games. It is a spiritual sequel to Tiger-Heli, and is itself followed by Twin Cobra II.

Screenshot of Twin Cobra (arcade version)

Ports and related releases[edit]

North American front cover of the NES version.

Twin Cobra was later ported to the NES, Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, PC Engine and the Sharp X68000. The NES version was developed by Micronics, published by CBS Sony in Japan and by American Sammy in North America. The Genesis/Mega Drive version was developed by GRC, published by Treco in Japan and by Sega in North America. The PC Engine version was ported by Taito exclusively in Japan. It was also added to Toaplan Shooting Battle 1, a collection of Toaplan's shoot 'em ups that also includes Tiger Heli, as well as some arranged music; however, the collection was released exclusively in Japan for the Sony PlayStation. The arcade game's most recent platform it was ported to were mobile phones.

External links[edit]

Arcade version
Home versions
SmartPhone versions