Pre-Order for Saturday Morning RPG from Limited Run Games Launches This Friday May 25th

Here’s something fun for those of you that own a Switch – Limited Run Games has shared word that their next Nintendo Switch release is Saturday Morning RPG! It will be available this Friday as part of their Fantasy Friday II event.

The game will be available as both a standard edition and a deluxe collector’s edition. The Collector’s Edition of the game includes (2) 3.75″ Carded & Blister-packed action figures, representing Marty, our Hero and the Evil Commander Hood. We thought that would put a smile on the faces of all you Cobra Lovers. 

 The collector’s edition also features a beautiful reverse gatefold box, an official Nintendo Switch SteelBook case, a cassette tape featuring new music from Rocky IV and Transformers composer Vince DiCola, and a sheet of scratch ‘n sniff stickers pulled straight from the game!

Only 2,500 of the collector’s editions will be available, so if you’d like to add this to your collection, make sure to hit the following link this Friday: 

SWITCH LIMITED RUN #5: SATURDAY MORNING RPG COLLECTOR’S EDITION [PREORDER]

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Street Fighter: The Miniatures Game

Street Fighter: The Miniatures Game

Let me take you back to the early 90’s!  The hottest video game in the world was Street Fighter II!  Capcom‘s classic fighting game took arcades by storm in 1991 and was ported over to the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1992!  To this day the Street Fighter games continue to be popular, with games being ported to every console imaginable, even the Nintendo Game Boy!

In fact the motley Street Fighter cast was so popular that Hasbro created a Street Fighter toy line that was a spin off of their G.I. Joe toy line, using the same construction as their G.I. Joe figures!  There’s no doubt Street Fighter was an instant classic, destined to be a franchise that will endure for years to come!

On April 4, Jasco Games launched a Kickstarter campaign for Street Fighter: The Miniatures Game, an awesome board game for 2-6 players, featuring the cast of the beloved Street Fighter games as hand-crafted miniature figurines!  The project itself has already reached its funding goal, and stretch goals are already being unlocked!

The Core Set includes the following miniatures: Ryu, Ken, Chun Li, Zangief, Sagat, and Vega!  Also included are battle decks for each character, a deck of game reference cards, four battle stage maps with 3D terrain pieces, battle dice, game counters, double-sided character cards, and double-sided player boards!

There’s also the Boss Expansion Set, which includes M. Bison, and Akuma, three decks for each character (a boss deck, an event deck, and a fighter deck), double-sided boss character cards, and double-sided boss player boards!

And there’s much more content to come in the stretch goals and other add-ons!  Be sure to check out the gallery below and their Kickstarter page for more details!  Then be sure to join us in the Street Fighter: The Miniatures Game discussion in our Simulated Warfare and Tactics Discussions forum!

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Classic G.I. Joe Cartoon Theme Coming To Hasbro DropMix via PAX East

Ok, before we get in to this scoop, let’s answer a question that I’m sure may be on a lot of folks minds: What is DropMix?

DropMix is a new game from HarmonixHasbro that was launched last year that lets you play music like never before! This fast-paced music mixing game gives you a new way to collect, discover and combine favorite tracks. Compete with your friends (up to 4 players) and create unexpected song mixes! Keep the music pumping with 3 ways to play: freestyle, clash, and party. 

So now that you know what Dropmix is, here’s the scoop: The team from DropMix are at PAX East, the indie game showcase. While there, DropMix will be giving out two free cards, one of those being the classic G.I.Joe Cartoon theme! Drop by their booth, meet the devs, demo DropMix, and walk away with limited edition G.I. Joe and Pyre themed promo cards!

Have you played DropMix yet? Will you be trying to add the G.I.Joe Classic Theme Card to your collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Cobra Island Flashback Friday – G.I.Joe A Real American Hero For The Nintendo Entertainment System

For this #FlashbackFriday, we’re taking a look at the 1991 G.I.Joe A Real American Hero Game for the Nintendo Entertainment System! 

Way back in 1991 (can you believe that was 27 years ago?!), Taxan published G.I.Joe A Real American Hero for the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System). Based on Joes from that era, G.I.Joe was a “Run and Gun” style game where you could play as Blizzard, Captain Grid-Iron, Duke, Rock & Roll, and Snake Eyes. Below is a full playthrough of the game, Courtesy of Heroes of Xanadu on YouTube

Did you own G.I.Joe A Real American Hero for NES? What were your thoughts of the game? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Super Impulse Tiny Arcade Ms Pac Man Photo Gallery

Recently we had the opportunity to sit down with the Tiny Arcade Ms. Pac-Man from Super Impulse! These miniature arcade systems are only 4 inches tall, but they really play, look and feel like the classics they’re based on! 

There’s 4 different Tiny Arcades to choose from: 

  • Tiny Arcade Pac-Man – Waka Waka Waka! Grab the most iconic and popular arcade game, Pac-Man in its tiniest size ever! Be sure to control Pac-Man through the maze, eating all the pac-dots along the way. Be careful, Blinky, Inky, Pinky and Clyde are always just around the corner.
  • Tiny Arcade Ms. Pac-Man – The much loved sequel to Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man and her iconic bow are now part of the Super Impulse Tiny Arcade collection! This fully functional game lets you direct Ms. Pac-Man to her source of nutrients and escape those pesky ghosts.
  • Tiny Arcade Galaxian – Quick! You are being attacked by a swarm of alien armies! Play Tiny Arcade Galaxian to fend them off and save the galaxy. The universe is depending on you and size doesn’t matter!
  • Tiny Arcade Space Invaders – Space Invaders are here and they’re smaller than ever! Use the tiny buttons to fire at swarms of extraterrestrials to prevent the alien invasion and defend the planet!

In case you’re wondering, yes, you can really play! The Ms. Pac-Man we put through the paces was an instant kick of nostalgia, from the realistic look of the cabinet and controls, to the sounds and game play. As if that wasn’t fun enough, it comes with a key chain attachment so that you can click it on to your bag of choice and take it on the go! Want to add this, or other games to your collection but don’t know where to go? Super Impulse has you covered! Just check out their store locator and voila, you’re on the hunt! 

We’ve put together a gallery of nearly 40 images for you to feast your eyes on, so make sure to read them below to check them out. Do you own a Super Impulse Tiny Arcade? Are you planning on getting one now? Sound of after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Acid Rain World at the Hong Kong International Licensing Show 2018

Tomorrow kicks off the 2018 Hong Kong International Licensing show that runs from January 8th through the 10th at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center. A new and revamped Acid Rain World will be hosted in a booth under its licensing agent, Aither Entertainment Limited.

The exhibition features Acid Rain World’s first original mobile game licensing project, Acid Rain World – Gray Dawn!

This is a global grand strategy mobile game, featuring innovative design and game play, where players can fully immerse themselves into Acid Rain World with tens of thousands of other players in real time. This project is being developed by Aither Entertainment Limited and will be published globally this year.

In addition, in order to highlight the versatility of the Acid Rain World, Kit Lau and the team will also introduce a diversified range of distinct products that the Acid Rain World and Aither Entertainment can offer. These include a 1: 1 character model, AR (augmented reality) character scene interaction, a virtual clip doll app, as well as a collection of toys and leisure derivatives. They will expand Acid Rain World’s brand by integrating physical and digital elements, hoping that various partners from around the world can feel the infinite possibilities that is Acid Rain World up close.

We’ll bring you more details from the show as they’re released tomorrow, so make sure to keep it locked on the Cobra Island Forums for more! 

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Backflip Studios announces sunset of G.I.Joe: Strike Mobile Game

Just before the holiday break, Backflip Studios announced that its G.I.Joe: Strike Mobile Game would be going the way of the dodo bird. In the announcement, Backflip notes that G.I. Joe Strike will no longer be supported and will be removed from the App Store and Google Play beginning on December 23, 2017. Backflip Studios are also discontinuing support for the G.I. Joe Strike app as of January 23, 2018, which means that they will not be making any updates to the app’s content or functionality after that date.

If you still have G.I. Joe Strike installed on your device you can continue to play the game as usual. If at any point you uninstall the game, please be aware that you will not be able to reinstall it from your app store. Any purchases you’ve made in G.I. Joe Strike will remain available to use in the game, but it will not be possible to make new purchases starting on January 23, 2018.

The announcement ends with the entire Backflip Studios team thanking all of you, their loyal players, for your support of G.I. Joe Strike. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the support team directly at support@backflipstudios.com.

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Ubisoft’s Toy Soldiers: War Chest at SDCC!

Thanks to DESTRO of HISS Tank we have screen shots from Ubisoft‘s upcoming Toy Soldiers: War Chest presentation at San Diego Comic Con!

Toy Soldiers will feature G.I. Joe, and Cobra and Assassin’s Creed were named as the final two armies to be featured in the game!

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