Choplifter (Atari XE)

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Choplifter (Atari XE)

Postby VideoGameCritic » July 7th, 2019, 1:01 pm

It's possible I've been viewing this game with rose-colored glasses over the years. Yes the graphics and realism remain impressive, but the slowdown is pretty heinouse when thing get hectic. Also, the control is not as good as I remember.

Can someone tell me what the three numbers are across the top of the screen. I know the one to the right is hostages rescued.

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Re: Choplifter (Atari XE)

Postby Atariboy » July 7th, 2019, 6:49 pm

The left counter is how many hostages have been killed. The middle counter is how many hostages are inside the helicopter (It has a capacity to rescue up to 16 hostages). And the counter at the right as you know is how many hostages have been safely rescued.

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Re: Choplifter (Atari XE)

Postby Herschie » September 20th, 2022, 12:46 pm

With both Monday Night Football games being blowouts, I fired up my Master System last night and had an absolute blast playing Choplifter. This game is tough!

Maybe I'm taking things too far, but I truly feel bad for all the POWs who will never see home again every time I get shot down.

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