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Choplifter HD Coming To PSN

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The Apple II ‘classic’ Choplifter is getting a shiny new HD remake and will soon be landing on the PSN.

The original saw your mess of pixels (a helicopter) rescuing stranded men and shooting more messy pixels (tanks).  The new version keeps the same basic gameplay but adds up to date graphics and judging by the amusing interludes in the video below, a decent sense of humour.

The task of updating the game has been given to inXile who are the team behind ‘Hunted: The Demon’s Forge‘. They had this to say about the 2011 update:

Pilots will be trained to command a variety of helicopters deployed on more than 20 different missions ranging from captured military prisoner extraction to saving survivors of viral outbreaks.

Pilots must bank, hover and touch-down in perilous conditions in order to make their rescue and complete their mission.

Check out the gameplay video below and then, at the bottom, a link to the video of the original Apple II version. Just as an aside, does anyone remember the side scrolling Amiga chopper game based in the jungle? The name escapes me but the Choplifter update looks a lot like that game and that’s a very good thing as far as I am concerned.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAAsn960NT4

Source: YouTube / YouTube / CVG

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13 Comments
  1. Winkle
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    I remember playing the hell out of this on the C64. Great times. I will be picking this up when it releases.

    Comment posted on 28/03/2011 at 23:39.
  2. jacklum
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    “does anyone remember the side scrolling Amiga chopper game based in the jungle?”

    Apocalypse?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xg6zGUKkfBY

    Comment posted on 28/03/2011 at 23:46.
    • TURRICAN-808
      Member
      Since: Jan 2011

      That was the first game i thought of when i saw the trailer!

      Comment posted on 29/03/2011 at 07:40.
    • Tuffcub
      On the naughty step.
      Since: Dec 2008

      Bingo. Well done :)

      Comment posted on 29/03/2011 at 10:10.
      • philbert8
        The Frankie Boyle Of TSA
        Since: Sep 2010

        I still have the demo on floppy! Loved the detail but my mum wouldn’t let me have it.

        Comment posted on 29/03/2011 at 11:07.
  3. Sympozium
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Looks awesome, but I’ll only buy if its at a reasonable price

    Comment posted on 29/03/2011 at 00:09.
    • moshi
      Member
      Since: Jun 2009

      Thats the clincher for me too, looks fun till it gets to a certain price point.

      Comment posted on 29/03/2011 at 11:02.
    • wuntunzee
      Member
      Since: Dec 2008

      I would hope this will be £6.29.
      When Sky Fighter came out I really wanted it, but £7.99 was a bit much for what it was, and I suspect this will be the same.

      Comment posted on 29/03/2011 at 11:52.
  4. the_greeze
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    Looks like fun and something a bit different.

    “Stand By. All is well”.

    Comment posted on 29/03/2011 at 08:41.
  5. cam the man
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    There was also an Amiga chopper game called ‘Thunderblade’.

    Comment posted on 29/03/2011 at 11:47.
    • cc_star
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Forever

      SEGA game, originally in the arcades & Master System, followed up by the 3D Super Thunderblade

      Comment posted on 30/03/2011 at 00:42.
  6. gazzagb
    Master of speling mitakse
    Since: Feb 2009

    Looks fun, will get this if it’s priced right.

    Comment posted on 29/03/2011 at 16:46.
  7. cc_star
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Forever

    Loved it on the SEGA Master System, not sure I will now, depends on the price I suppose

    Comment posted on 30/03/2011 at 00:44.

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