List of G.I. Joe video games

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Throughout the existence of the G.I. Joe media franchise, there have been several video games released.

G.I. Joe: Cobra Strike[edit]

G.I. Joe: Cobra Strike
Publisher(s) Parker Brothers[1]
Platform(s) Atari 2600
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Action[2]

G.I. Joe: Cobra Strike is the title of a video game released for the Atari 2600 in 1983. The game was developed and published by Parker Brothers and involves three different types of gameplay. The game is loosely based on the G.I. Joe franchise of the same name.

A variant of the game was released as the Action Force video game in Europe. Based on the European version of G.I. Joe known as Action Force, the game was similarly published by Parker Brothers in the PAL format for European markets.[3]

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero[edit]

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
Developer(s) Epyx
Publisher(s) Epyx
Platform(s) Apple II, Commodore 64
Release date(s)
Genre(s) action, shoot 'em up
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
Distribution Floppy disk

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero is the title of a video game released for the Apple II and Commodore 64 in 1985. The game was developed and published by Epyx and involves two different types of gameplay. The game is loosely based on the G.I. Joe franchise of the same name.[5] The gameplay consists man-to-man and vehicular combat.

Action Force (8 Bit Home Computers)[edit]

Action Force
Developer(s) The Gang of Five
Publisher(s) Virgin Games
Designer(s) Martin Wheeler, Link Tomlin
Platform(s) Sinclair Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC
Release date(s) 1987
Genre(s) Puzzle, Shoot 'em up
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution Cassette

1987 by Virgin Games for the Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC and Sinclair Spectrum[citation needed].

G.I. Joe (Nintendo Entertainment System)[edit]

G.I. Joe
Developer(s) KID
Publisher(s) Taxan
Platform(s) Nintendo Entertainment System
Release date(s)
  • NA January 1991
Main article: G.I. Joe (NES)

G.I. Joe is a 1991 run and gun game published by Taxan for the Nintendo Entertainment System based on the toyline of the same name. The game was produced by Ken Lobb and developed by the same Japanese team that later formed KID. It was followed by a single sequel titled G.I. Joe: The Atlantis Factor released the following year.

G.I. Joe: The Atlantis Factor[edit]

G.I. Joe: The Atlantis Factor
Developer(s) KID
Publisher(s) Capcom
Platform(s) Nintendo Entertainment System
Release date(s)
  • NA March 1992

G.I. Joe: The Atlantis Factor is the title of a NES video game developed by KID and published by Capcom in the United States in 1992. The game is a sequel to the G.I. Joe video game released for the NES by Taxan in 1991.

G.I. Joe (arcade game)[edit]

G.I. Joe
Developer(s) Konami
Publisher(s) Konami
Composer(s) Takayuki Ogura
Kenichiro Fukui
Platform(s) Arcade
Release date(s)
  • NA April 1992
Genre(s) shoot-'em-up
Mode(s) 1-4 Players

A coin-operated video game based on G.I. Joe was produced by Konami in 1992. The G.I. Joe arcade game is a third-person shooting game set in a pseudo-3D perspective in which the player automatically runs towards the background while fighting against incoming enemies or objects. The game can be played by up to two or four players, depending on the configuration.

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra[edit]

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Developer(s) Double Helix Games (PS2/PS3/PSP/X360/Wii)
Backbone Entertainment (DS)
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Engine RenderWare
Platform(s) Nintendo DS,[6] PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Wii, Xbox 360,[7] Mobile phone[6]
Release date(s) August 4, 2009
Genre(s) Action
Distribution Blu-ray Disc, Wii Optical Disc, Nintendo DS Game Card, UMD

G.I. Joe: Attack on Cobra Island[edit]

A fan-made game based on the classic “Real American Hero” style G.I. Joe video game, Attack On Cobra Island was released as a free download in March 2012. The game is a reworking of Double Dragon-style mechanics, with G.I. Joe skins applied.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b G.I. Joe: Cobra Strike at GameSpot
  2. ^ List of G.I. Joe video games at MobyGames
  3. ^ "Classic Game Room HD - GI JOE: COBRA STRIKE for Atari 2600". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-09-17. 
  4. ^ a b "G.I. Joe Release Information for Commodore 64". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2010-02-09. 
  5. ^ "G.I. Joe at Lemon 64". Lemon64.com. Retrieved 2012-09-17. 
  6. ^ a b Jay Cochran (2009-03-12). "A Look At The Upcoming G.I. Joe: Rise Of Cobra Video Game". Retrieved 2009-03-14. 
  7. ^ Tracey John (2009-03-12). "First 'G.I. Joe' Screens are half the battle". Retrieved 2009-03-14. 
  8. ^ Austin Welch (2012-03-26). "G.I. JOE: ATTACK ON COBRA ISLAND video game!". Retrieved 2012-09-12.