cobracom Cobra-Command (World revision 5)

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Romset name:
Production year: 1988
Manufacturer: Data East Corporation

Game genre: Shooter
Category: Shooter / Flying Horizontal

This machine has the following clones:
 • Cobra-Command (Japan)

This machine works in MAME This machine works in MAME

Overall emulation: Good
Color emulation: Good
Sound emulation: Good
Graphics emulation: Good
Save states: Supported

In MAME since version: .036rc2

The MAME driver of this machine is: dec8.cpp - Read the code

 Tech info 
 Hardware of this machine:
  • CHIPs [Show details]

    M6809 ("maincpu")cpu 2000000 Hz
    M6502 ("audiocpu")cpu 1500000 Hz
    Speaker ("mono")audio
    YM2203 ("ym1")audio 1500000 Hz
    YM3812 ("ym2")audio 3000000 Hz

  • Screens [Show details]

    This machine uses a single screen:
      Graphic type: Raster
      Screen orientation: Horizontal
      Resolution 256 x 240 @ 57.444853 Hz

  • Number of players: 2P Alternated
  • Controllers [Show details]

      Joystick [8 ways]
      Joystick [8 ways]
    Number of buttons: 2

  • Dip-switches [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    Coin A3 Coins/1 Credit
     2 Coins/1 Credit
     1 Coin/1 Credit
     1 Coin/2 Credits
    Coin B3 Coins/1 Credit
     2 Coins/1 Credit
     1 Coin/1 Credit
     1 Coin/2 Credits
    Demo SoundsOff
    Flip ScreenOff
     99 (Cheat)
    Allow ContinueNo
    Bonus Life50k and 150k
     100k and 200k

  • ROMs (15 of the machine set) [Show details]

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    el11-5.bin32768af0a8b05 096e4e7f2785a20bfaec14277413ce4e20e90214 good cobracom
    el12-4.bin655367a44ef38 d7dc277dce08f9d073290e100be4a7ca2e2b82cb good cobracom
    el13.bin6553604505acb 2220efb277884588859375dab9960f04f07273a7 good cobracom
    el10-4.bin32768edfad118 10de8805472346fead62460a3fdc09ae26a4e0d5 good cobracom
    el14.bin3276847246177 51b025740dc03b04009ac97d8d110ab521894386 good cobracom
    el00-4.bin65536122da2a8 ce72f16abf7e5449c7d044d4b827e8735c3be0ff good cobracom
    el01-4.bin6553627bf705b 196c35aaf3816d3eef4c2af6d146a90a48365d33 good cobracom
    el02-4.bin65536c86fede6 97584fa19591651fcfb39d1b2b6306165e93554c good cobracom
    el03-4.bin655361d8a855b 429261c200dddc62a330be8aea150b2037133188 good cobracom
    el05.bin655361c4f6033 4a7dece911166d1ff5f41df6ec5140596206d8d4 good cobracom
    el06.bin65536d24ba794 b34b7bbaab4ebdd81c87d363f087cc92e27e8d1c good cobracom
    el04.bin65536d80a49ce 1a92413b5ab53f80e44a954433e69ec5fe2c0aa6 good cobracom
    el07.bin655366d771fc3 f29979f3aa07bdb544fb0c1d773c5558b4533390 good cobracom
    el08.bin65536cb0dcf4c e14853f83ee9ba5cbf2eb1e085fee4e65af3cc25 good cobracom
    el09.bin655361fae5be7 be6e090b0b82648b385d9b6d11775f3ff40f0af3 good cobracom

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Cobra-Command (c) 1988 Data East.

A horizontally scrolling helicopter battle game.


Main CPU : M6809 (@ 2 Mhz)

Sound CPU : M6502 (@ 1.5 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2203 (@ 1.5 Mhz), YM3812 (@ 3 Mhz)

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


Cobra-CommanD was released in September 1988.

Based on the original 1984 animated laserdisc game of the same name.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (G.S.M. Data East 1 - D25B1002) on June 6, 1989.


The Japanese version is the only one that has inner levels (which are really hard to play).


Produce & program : K. Sasamoto

Graphic & design : A. Ontani

Graphic : M. Narita, T. Konishi

Graphic advice : S. Furukawa

Hardware : T. Takayama

Sound : A. Hare

Original plan : T. Seki

Management : T. Kato


* Computers :

Nintendo Famicom [JP] (October 21, 1988) [Model DFC-CN]

Nintendo NES [US] (November 1988) [Model NES-NC]


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

Giochi Simili

Warning: information in history.dat can differ from the ones present in the rest of the page (taken from MAME) as they come from a different source

Information on cobracom

0.36RC2 [Bryan McPhail]

0.33b5 [Bryan McPhail]


- 0.145u4: Stephane Humbert fixed dipswitches and inputs (after verification of the M6809/HD6309 code) in Cobra-Command. Removed 3rd coin slot. Changed 'Unknown' to 'Unused' dipswitches.

- 0.142: David Haywood converted Cobra-Command to use the common DECO sprite functions.

- 31st August 2009: f205v dumped Cobra-Command (Italian bootleg).

- 0.133u1: Renamed (cobracmj) to (cobracomj).

- 0.111u5: Canim fixed YM2203 volume.

- 0.74u2: Added 'Bonus Life' dipswitch.

- 0.36RC2: Bryan McPhail added Cobra-Command (World revision 5). Renamed (cobracom) to (cobracmj).

- 2nd March 2000: Bryan McPhail added the world romset of Cobra Command.

- 0.36b9: Changed M6809 CPU1 clock speed to 2MHz and M6502 CPU2 to 1.5MHz.

- 0.35b13: Changed description to 'Cobra-Command (Japan)'.

- 0.35b9: Changed description to 'Cobra Command (Japan)'.

- 0.35b7: Bryan McPhail added the missing background layer to Cobra Command.

- 15th March 1999: Bryan McPhail fixed graphics of Cobra Command, Captain Silver and Super Real Darwin.

- 0.34b3: Juan Carlos Lorente added high score saving to Cobra Command.

- 0.33b5: Bryan McPhail added Cobra Command (Data East 1988). Dipswitches not confirmed but seem reasonable.

- 25th March 1998: CaBBe dumped Cobra-Command (Japan).


Other Emulators:

* FB Alpha

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