74: Cobra Triangle

Genre: Racing/Shooter

Developer: Rare
Publisher: Nintendo
Year: 1989

Basic Idea:  Pilot a loaded for bear speedboat to save some people or something.

Review: Another unique idea from Rare, Cobra Triangle is easy to learn but hard to master.  Each level is short and may involve racing, mine disposal, enemy attacking, guarding swimmers, or jumping waterfalls.  The design is straightforward but succinct and colorful.  The game would most certainly rank higher, but the difficulty is not gradual and downright maddening at times.  Guarding the swimmers is extraordinarily difficult and can lead to controller-throwing, power-buttoning frustration.

Definitely worth a play or two.  I would have likely found this more satisfying had I owned it as a kid and had the time to master some of the insanity.

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