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FAQ by Joni

Version: Full | Updated: 03/25/10

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                          Super Cobra (Adventure Vision)
                                   Guide: FAQ
                         Creation date: February 20, 2010
                                Version: Complete
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                            Table of Contents
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1- Introduction                                                          [A100]
2- Gameplay                                                              [A200]
     2.1- Object of the game                                             [A201]
     2.2- Controls                                                       [A202]
     2.3- Enemies                                                        [A203]

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1- Introduction                                                          [A100]
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Super Cobra is a typical Adventure Vision game, just like Defender and Space
Force it is a shooter and an arcade port. In this shooter you fly a helicopter
which needs to fire missiles to blow up tanks, missiles and UFOs. Clearly Super
Cobra won't win any prizes in the originality department, but it is a fun game
and this FAQ will introduce the object of the game, the enemies, the controls 
and some basic strategy so anyone can finish the game. It isn't a detailed
walkthrough, but a FAQ to introduce the mechanics to make sure everyone can
play it like it is meant to be.

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2- Gameplay                                                              [A200]
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     2.1- Object of the game                                             [A201]
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The goal of the game is to score as many points as possible while controlling a
helicopter. In each level you are confronted by different enemies and different
terrain elements which can destroy your helicopter. Luckily you can use bombs
and missiles to destroy them and gain points. After gaining 10.000 Points you
receive an extra life on top of the ones you started with. The number of lives
can be chosen at the start of the game. You can choose between 3, 4 or 5. If 
you don't make a choice, you'll receive unlimited lives, but you won't gain any
points. This however is ideal to learn the layout of the different levels. In
all the game contains ten levels, with the last one ending with an attack on 
the secret enemy base. If you manage to beat that level, you'll start again at
level 1 but with your score intact.

During the game you'll need to pay attention to enemy attacks and the obstacles
of the level itself. The rough terrain presents a bigger challenge than the
missiles as you can't destroy the terrain. This means it is important to pay
attention at all time and learn to maneuver quickly around the level. You also
need to pay attention to unexpected missiles as not all missile pods are in 
plain sight. The destruction of these will require careful bomb placements. If 
you are going for the high score, it is always smart to try the unlimited lives
mode first to learn the feel of the game as the terrain and enemy placements 
don't change.

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     2.2- Controls                                                       [A202]
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The Entex Adventure Vision has six different input buttons, but not all buttons
are needed to play the game so don't be surprised when you push a button and
nothing happens (Button 4) or the Sound is turned off (Sound Button). Only the
following buttons have a significant function within the game.
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Joystick | You use the joystick to move your helicopter. Pressing up or down 
         | controls the height of your Super Cobra, while left and right are
         | used to temporarily go faster or slower.
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Button 1 | You drop a bomb by pressing Button 1. You can only drop one bomb at
         | a time so it is important to careful with them.
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Button 3 | Button 3 is used to fire missiles that fly in a straight line ahead.
         | You also use this button to reset the game when you lose all lives. 
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     2.3- Enemies                                                        [A203]
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The game contains seven types of enemies, which are worth 30 to 100 points when
killed. For every 10.000 points you score, you receive a new life. So you'll
need to kill at least 100 enemies to get a new life, which means it is better
to avoid dying. The following list shows the value of all enemies.
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 Ground Missile |  30 Points
 Air Missile    | 100 Points
 Fuel Tank      |  50 Points
 Stalactite     |  50 Points
 Star           | 100 Points
 UFO            | 100 Points
 Tank           |  50 Points
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