G.I. Joe Games

G.I. Joe has been a major media franchise since its inception in 1963. G.I. Joe was first released by Hasbro as an action figure toy portraying the American soldier; the G.I. stands for "general issue." There are several G.I. Joe video games based on the toy available on multiple gaming systems.

What was the first G.I. Joe video game released?

The first video game released based on the favorite action figure toy was "G.I. Joe: Cobra Strike." In the United States, it was released in 1983 for the Atari 2600, one of the first gaming systems available.

What video game uses man-to-man vehicular combat?

"G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero" uses man-to-man battle and vehicle combat to complete missions and accumulate points. The game was released in 1985 for the Commodore 64 and Apple II.

What was the first Nintendo G.I. Joe game?

In 1991, "G.I. Joe" the video game was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It was a run-and-gun game based on the toy line. In 1992, the same team of developers created and released a sequel to this game called "G.I. Joe: The Atlantis Factor."

Were any games in the series based on a film?

In 2009, "G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra" was released by Electronic Arts. The video game was adapted from the movie of the same name and released after the film debuted in theaters. The action game was released for play on several different gaming platforms. Like the movie, "Rise of the Cobra" was inspired by a popular comic book series and a cartoon series called "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero."

Is "G.I. Joe: Attack on Cobra Island" a sequel?

It was not a sequel to "Rise of the Cobra." Instead, "G.I. Joe: Attack on Cobra Island" was made by a fan of the series. It was released in March 2012. The game used a double mechanics style of play with familiar skins installed.

Is there an arcade game based on the Hasbro toy?

Yes. The G.I. Joe arcade game was released in 1992. It is a third-person rail shooter game and was created by Konami. It was based solely on the "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero" cartoon series and featured only four characters: Roadblock, Scarlett, Snake Eyes, and Duke. Up to four gamers could play at the same time. Each player chose one of the soldiers for game play, and they competed against each other for a high score.

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