Cobra Triangle (Nintendo NES, 1989)
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|You're in the hot seat and it's full speed ahead into a river of danger. Logs jam the river. Whirlpool s spin madly. You're under enemy fire, and it's a race against time! And this is just the start! Advance in skill and work your way up through the seven stages of Cobra Triangle. Collect pods in mid air as you rocket over jumps. Outmaneuver the enemy as you frantically speed exploding mines to the safety area. You thought you'd seen it all ... And then! speeding boats actually drag helpless swimmers away! You're the protector. It's up to you to outwit the enemy and sink their rotten boats... before it's too late. Finally you meet the monsters. Can you discover the secret of getting past them? And if you can, what dangers await you then? Are you the one? Can you survive the Cobra Triangle?
Cobra Triangle was developed by Rare. Mark Betteridge and Tim and Chris Stamper designed the game and David Wise wrote its soundtrack. Nintendo released Cobra Triangle in July 1989.
In contemporaneous reviews, Jaz Rignall (Computer and Video Games) wrote in high praise of the "convincing" graphics, smooth gameplay, and "addictive" replay value. The magazine selected the game as a recommendation. Mark Caswell (The Games Machine) was most frustrated by the waterfall jumping sequences. In a retrospective review, Skyler Miller (AllGame) appreciated the diversity of levels. Reviewers noted its graphical similarity to R.C. Pro-Am, particularly in its camera angle and gameplay. Brett Alan Weiss (AllGame) put Cobra Triangle in the lineage of the 1982 River Raid for the Atari 2600. In comparison, both games have vehicular boat combat while avoiding land. Cobra Triangle's camera view is isometric rather than overhead, and its gameplay is more focused on racing than combat. IGN and GamesRadar named Cobra Triangle among the top NES games. The latter had "the most admiration" for Cobra Triangle out of all of Rare's catalog. They thought the game aged well and typified NES-era beauty in its isometric combat, upgrades, and game type variety.
|Platform||Nintendo Entertainment System|
|Genre||Racing, Extreme Sports|
|Number of Players||1|
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