Choplifter (Ariolasoft) Review | Home Computing Weekly - Everygamegoing

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By Ariolasoft
Commodore 64

Published in Home Computing Weekly #101

This is a rescue mission game. You fly your helicopter to rescue 64 hostages and airlift them back to base.

The graphics and animation are good. You control your helicopter with the joystick and move it across the landscape. When you see some of the hostages running around you then set about arranging a careful touchdown. While you are down you need to keep a lookout for tanks.

The hostages behave realistically, running arund in all directions, converging onto the helicopter when it lands. When you have collected 16 you must fly back to base.

In addition to the tank you will encounter jet fighters who use air-to-air missiles. There are also air mines which home in on you. All in all it's quite a mission. Fortunately you have three lives.

The screen displays the number of hostages, killed, on board the helicopter, and returned to base. I liked playing this. Deciding where to land and outwitting the tanks gave a certain satisfaction. However, my copy kept on crashing out and resetting the computer which was annoying.


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