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G.I. Joe: Cobra Strike on the Atari 2600

G.I. Joe: Cobra Strike is a video game written by John Emerson for the Atari 2600 in 1983.

General Information

Developer - Parker Brothers

Publisher - Parker Brothers

Release - 1983

Platform(s) - Atari 2600

Number of Players - 1 - 2

Genre - Action

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 and is the first licensed G.I. Joe video game. The UK version was renamed Action Man: Action Force.

In the single-player mode, the player controls a G.I. Joe training camp on the bottom of the screen protected by a barrier and armed with two laser cannons. In this mode the goal is to keep the giant Cobra-operated robot snake from destroying the shield and thus the training camp by hitting it eight times. The Cobra robot shoots venom and laser beams.

In two-player cooperative mode control of the G.I. Joe training game is split between two players as they work to destroy the Cobra robot. In the two-player competition mode one player controls the Cobra robot and another player controls the training camp.


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