Konami’s 1981 shmup Super Cobra returns on Nintendo Switch

We’re seeking to the skies to save us thanks to this week’s Arcade Archives release. Konami’s chopper classic, Super Cobra, is now offered to download on Nintendo Switch, courtesy of the retro scallywags over at Hamster.
Initially launched in arcades way back in 1981, (in the past later being ported to the Atari 2600 and a number of other formative consoles), Super Cobra puts gamers in the pilot seat of a fully-armed, hi-tech attack helicopter, not unlike the one that would appear a year or more later in Roy Scheider film Blue Thunder.
A precursor to Konami’s intergalactic timeless Scramble, Super Cobra is a basic horizontal shmup, including 10 phases of simplified sky-high action as our futuristic chopper rains death and destruction on the titular villains … You believed “Super Cobra” was the helicopter itself? Obviously not.
You can have a look at the action in the video below, courtesy of YouTuber Old Classic Retro Video Gaming. Super Cobra is readily available to download now on Nintendo Change, priced around $8.

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