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Chopper games

Post by paranoid marvin » Mon Apr 17, 2006 7:35 am

There has been some great helicopter games,which is your favourite

Mine have to be Choplifter ,Thunderblad in arcade

Also Apocalypse on C64 by US Gold (I think!)
What a great game this was,anyone else remember it?
And one of the few games I completed!
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Post by Ash » Mon Apr 17, 2006 7:41 am

Silkworm was always my favourite chopper game, twas a lot of fun.

I should be getting Under Defeat for Dreamcast soon. That looks like it could be one of the best helicopter games yet.

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Re: Chopper games

Post by TMR » Mon Apr 17, 2006 9:07 am

paranoid marvin wrote:Also Apocalypse on C64 by US Gold (I think!)
What a great game this was,anyone else remember it?
And one of the few games I completed!
i suspect you mean Fort Apocalypse, published by U.S. Gold in the U.K., developed and published in the U.S. by Synapse. There was a time when "retro" was just starting to take off where every tenth "name that game" thread on USENet was looking for that game so a few people know it... =-)

i quite liked Tiger Mission on the C64 although it's an utter scumbag for difficulty, similarly Airwolf 2 on assorted formats (i leant towards the C64 back in the day since that was the only machine i had to play it on but the C16 seems quite playable too) was fun but rock hard. Oh, Heli Rescue on the C64 is a nice update on the Fort Apocalypse/Airwolf rescue the men kind of game.

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Post by paranoid marvin » Mon Apr 17, 2006 9:13 am

Thanks,yes that is the game I was referring to
Thinking back,I think it was actually Atari 800XL I played that game on

I dont think I ever played Airwolf 2,but the original was awful (remember
bombing that forcefield on the 2nd screen?) I cant believe it got past the playtesters with such a ridiculously hard start to the game
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Post by stigodump » Mon Apr 17, 2006 9:46 am

Kyukyoku Tiger and it's sequal and Mr Heli.

I have both the first Kyukyoku Tiger and Mr Heli for the PC Engine. Top shooters.

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Post by paranoid marvin » Mon Apr 17, 2006 10:00 am

There was also a great helicopter game for Amiga 1200
This one was definately called Apocalypse!
great game

I don't know why,but I just love helicopter games!
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Post by mel the bell » Mon Apr 17, 2006 11:34 am

you keep yer chopper to yer sen

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Post by stigodump » Mon Apr 17, 2006 11:49 am

It's got have something to do with having a big chopper in the palm of your hands.

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Post by TMR » Mon Apr 17, 2006 8:54 pm

paranoid marvin wrote:I dont think I ever played Airwolf 2,but the original was awful (remember bombing that forcefield on the 2nd screen?) I cant believe it got past the playtesters with such a ridiculously hard start to the game
S'a very different game, Airwolf 2 is an all-out horizontal scrolling shoot 'em up (with vertical motion) very much from the Gradius school of game design, except the scrolling went left to right.

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Post by Shin_Gouki » Mon Apr 17, 2006 11:20 pm

Blue Thunder on the C64 - ahh, the memories...
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Post by Kai » Tue Apr 18, 2006 3:23 am

SWIV and Silkworm and the ones for me. And in even earlier days: Fort Apocalypse.

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Post by TMR » Tue Apr 18, 2006 5:27 am

Sorry, just had a thought; has anyone done a Finbar Saunders-esque "fnarr, fnarr" over the thread title yet...? =-)

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Post by koopa42 » Tue Apr 18, 2006 5:29 am

I liked Typhoon on the spectrum

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Post by paranoid marvin » Tue Apr 18, 2006 1:14 pm

koopa42 wrote:I liked Typhoon on the spectrum

I think you mean Cyclone (follow up to TLL)?

Yes that was a fantastic game
In fact no,it was an AWESOME game!
I still remember the fear of getting too close
to the cyclone,quickly landing before it got you
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Post by koopa42 » Tue Apr 18, 2006 1:26 pm

No, I mean exactly what I said thankyou very much:

Well the link didn't work but go to WoS and look it up - its a helicopter game, I got the demo free with a mag then bought the game many moons ago

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