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Twin Cobra (World)


Twin Cobra (c) 10/1987 Toaplan.


- TECHNICAL -


Game ID : TP-011

Prom Sticker : B30


Main CPU : 68000 (@ 7 Mhz), Z80 (@ 3.5 Mhz), TMS32010 (@ 3.5 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM3812 (@ 3.5 Mhz)


Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 240 x 320 pixels

Screen refresh : 54.88 Hz

Palette colors : 1792


Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


- TRIVIA -


Licensed to Taito.

Licensed to Romstar for US distribution (11/1988).


This game is known in Japan as "Kyukyoku Tiger".


Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Kyukyoku Tiger : G.S.M. Taito 2 - D28B0008) on 21/11/1988.


- UPDATES -


Difference between Twin Cobra and Kyukyoku Tiger :

* T.C. supports two simultaneous players.

* K.T. supports two players, but only one at a time. For this reason, it also supports Table Top cabinets.

* T.C. stores 3 characters for high scores.

* K.T. stores 6 characters for high scores.

* T.C. heros are Red and Blue for player 1 and 2 respectively.

* K.T. heros are grey for both players.

* T.C. dead remains of ground tanks are circular.

* K.T. dead remains of ground tanks always vary in shape.

* T.C. continues new hero and continued game at current position.

* K.T. continues new hero and continued game at predefined positions.

* After dying and your new hero appears, if you do not travel more than your helicopter length forward, you are penalised and moved back further when your next hero appears.

* K.T. Due to this difference in continue sequence, "Kyukyoku Tiger" is MUCH harder, challenging and nearly impossible to complete !


- SERIES -


1. Twin Cobra (1987)

2. Twin Cobra II (1995)

3. Kyukyoku Tiger II Plus (1997, Sega Saturn)


- STAFF -


Music and sound created by : Tatsuya Uemura


- PORTS -


* Consoles :

Nintendo Famicom (1989)

Sega Mega Drive (1991)

Sony PlayStation (1996, "Toaplan Shooting Battle 1")

FM Towns Marty


* Computers :

Commodore C64 (1988)