General info for: Cobra
Title:
Release Year:
1986
Original Publisher:
Contributors:
Availability:
Available
Message Language:
English
Machine Type:
ZX-Spectrum 48K
Maximum Players:
1
Original Price:
£7.95
Other platforms:
Average mag. score:
75.00% (5 reviews)
Annual Awards:
2nd Best Advertisement - 1986 Crash Readers Awards.

2nd Best Music - 1986 Crash Readers Awards.

2nd Best Sound FX - 1986 Crash Readers Awards.

3rd Best Platform Game - 1986 Crash Readers Awards.
Review Awards:
Known Errors:
Bugfix provided by Bandit:

  • Killing the Night Slasher when you have the invincibility power-up causes the game to never end. In this case, you are left to endlessly stroll around the level without any enemies. Fixed using the following patch:

          org $9490       ; 38032
    jp $aef0 ; 195 240 174

    org $aef0 ; 44784
    cp 7 ; 254 7
    jp z,$9566 ; 202 102 149
    jp $956a ; 195 106 149


Bugfix provided by zxbruno, jp, and Einar Saukas:
  • The original release synchronized with video display by reading IN $FF port, however this routine was incompatible with +2A/+3 due to hardware differences, causing the game to freeze in an infinite loop:

    95fe: ld bc,$3f28
    9601: ld a,c
    9602: in a,($ff) ; register 'A' always set to $FF in +2A/+3
    9604: cp b
    9605: jr nc,$9601 ; repeat forever!
    9607: ret
    The Hit Squad re-release solved this problem by replacing this routine with a fixed loop:

    95fe: ld bc,$0300
    9601: dec bc
    9602: ld a,b
    9603: or c
    9604: nop
    9605: jr nz,$9601
    9607: ret


Modified "BUGFIX" files provided by Einar Saukas (edited TAP image) and jp (Alkatraz loader patch for the original TZX image).

Cobra image, screenshot or loading screen
Cobra image, screenshot or loading screen
Main File Downloads

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Ocean Software Ltd (UK)
1986
Cobra(different).tzx.zip
English
(different)
Ocean Software Ltd (UK)
1986
Cobra.tap.zip
English
Ocean Software Ltd (UK)
1986
Cobra.tzx.zip
English
Ocean Software Ltd (UK)
1986
Cobra(BUGFIX).tap.zip
English
Ocean Software Ltd (UK)
1986
Cobra(BUGFIX).tzx.zip
English
Erbe Software S.A. (Spain)
1986
Cobra(MediumCase)(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).tzx.zip
English
(Medium Case)
Erbe Software S.A. (Spain)
1986
Cobra(SmallCase)(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).tzx.zip
English
(Small Case)
IBSA (Spain)
1986
Cobra(IBSA).tzx.zip
English
The Hit Squad (UK)
1989
Cobra(TheHitSquad).tzx.zip
English

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LICENCE TIE-INS / INSPIRATIONS
Origin: Tie-in Licence
Name: Cobra
Type: Movie
Owner(s): Warner Brothers Inc (USA)

Releases
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MOVIE COLLECTION 02: Cobra
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Release Type: Full version
Release Year: 1987
Release Type: Full version
Page: 79 (PDF) (VIEW)
Article Type: Review
Score: 68%
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Article Type: Review - Nuevo
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Score: 3/5
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Article Type: Feature - Reviewers Challenge
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Article Type: Hack/Poke
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Article Type: Map
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Article Type: Tips
Issue: 1996/1
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Article Type: Tips
Issue: 1987/3
Page: 10
Article Type: Map
Page: 17 (PDF) (VIEW)
Article Type: Tips - Consejos
Page: 31 (PDF) (VIEW)
Article Type: Tips - Tokes
Page: 11 (PDF) (VIEW)
Article Type: Feature - Justicieros
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Issue: 1999/9
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Article Type: Information
Page: 69 (PDF) (VIEW)
Article Type: Feature - Micros In The Movies
Page: 111 (PDF) (VIEW)
Article Type: Preview
Page: 16 (PDF) (VIEW)
Article Type: Tips
Page: 16 (PDF) (VIEW)
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Issue: 1988/8
Page: 10
Article Type: Hack/Poke
Issue: 1986/10
Page: 19 (PDF) (VIEW)
Article Type: News/Note
Page: 33 (PDF) (VIEW)
Article Type: Feature - Carry On Screening
Page: 39 (PDF) (VIEW)
Article Type: Tips
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Article Type: Hack/Poke
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Article Type: Map
Page: 113 (PDF) (VIEW)
Article Type: Full-page ad
Page: 81 (PDF) (VIEW)
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Page: 54 (PDF) (VIEW)
Article Type: Advert - The Hit Squad advert
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Article Type: Advert - The Hit Squad advert
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Page: 66 (PDF) (VIEW)
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