GameSpot writes: "The Rise of Cobra is, without a doubt, a very straightforward and intentionally accessible game. It has the feel of a fast-paced shooter rooted in 1980s game design, only without the punishing difficulty of a game in the Contra mold. In fact, it's quite simple; your health will regenerate, and dying is more of a temporary inconvenience than a major threat. In short: If you're a Joe fan from way back when, the game will feel just as retro as the cartoons. You can expect it to be released on August 4".