Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Cobra'

Rating:4 User: Matt_B

A license deal from one of Sylvester Stallone's less remarkable films, this has very little to do with it which is something of a good thing as it gave Jonathan Smith a free rein to do his own thing.

Thanks to a rather nifty scrolling routine it plays smoothly at an electric pace and your reactions need to be tip top to survive. Unarmed to start with you need to "use your head" to take out opponents which include all manner of things from armed thugs to prams. Get yourself some weapons, hidden in beef burgers for some reason, though and the tables are turned as you can gun down your opponents with relative impunity for a while. Oh, and you've got to rescue some girl as well.

As you might have guessed from some of the elements in the previous paragraph, this game is very much tongue in cheek; I doubt Stallone himself would have approved, which only makes it all the more appealing.

One of the best scrolling platformers/run and gun games for the Spectrum.