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Chopper is an action-packed, side-scrolling helicopter game. Complete your mission, and return to base, while avoiding enemy fire from tanks, bazooka-wielding mad men, and jets.

Chopper 1.2 adds ambient sound effects, adds new graphics, contains a completely new sound engine, and includes four new missions! In 'Beyond The Caves' you fly through tight gaps to rescue hostages on the other side. 'The Cliffs Have Eyes' plummets you multiple times into valleys surrounded by cliffs filled with enemy bazooka mad men.


  • 72 total missions across 3 difficulty levels
  • Addictive, adrenalin pumping more...

What's New

Version 1.2.6:
  • Chopper for Mac is now free.


  • 16MB graphics card or better
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later

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Roro01 Member IconComment+0

Thanks for making it free!!!

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Version 1.2.6
rcd Member IconComment+5

Selecting 'options' and then checking the 'skip cave levels'
box and then clicking the 'ok' button causes everything to
hang. Clicking anywhere on the 'preferences' background
causes the 'ok' button to turn blue again. Reclicking the 'ok'
button causes chopper to terminate.

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Version 1.2.6
Islandmacman Member IconReview+147

Nice game - brings back memories of Choplifter.

Great work!

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Version 1.2.6
Djefis Member IconReview+155

A show!

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Version 1.2.6
Khannibal Member IconReview+24

Really cool game, well done, easy to control and use, and now it's free. Every Mac user should give it a try.

Clooney would say : Chopper, what else ?

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Version 1.2.6
Powershaker Member IconComment+1

Chopper is a nice little game. I beat the freeware version, then bought the shareware version and beat it, too. The game is addictive, because you always want to see the next level. However, after you beat it, the thrill is over. Before you beat the game, you always have a desire to see how much farther you can get. Still, I'm not upset I paid $10 for the shareware version of Chopper. I figured it was only fair to the programmers since I'd beaten the freeware version. I might as well buy the shareware version with extra levels, right? All in all, it's a nice little and a cheap thrill ride. Hooray for Chopper!

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Version 1.2.4
Eric00 Member IconReview+0

I bought this game several months ago and it's still bloody addictive. At the 'hard' level I'm still trying to get past the mad scientist's bunker (okay, I'm not a good gamer), and I would love to see a cheat-- well, maybe not precisely a cheat-- that lets me "save game" at the level I'm on. This would make it less arcade-like, of course, but when I get a phone call or a colleague walks in and I have to shut down the game (and can't simply pause it) I hate to start all over again. Okay, just whining. But it's a lot of fun and well worth $10.

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Version 1.2.4

There's a hack that will allow you to start your game with whichever level you want. Its not so much a cheat, its really a hack. Here it is:

Edit the following file, it contains the level numbers. Make sure to take a backup before you start. Or else keep a fresh copy of Chopper.app handy in case you need to restore back.


Lets say you want your game to start with Level 11. Delete the lines containing levels 1 thro 10. Save the file and restart the game.

The Game will still say Level 1 on screen, but it will play level 11.

To undo, reinstall the app.

Dajonel Member IconComment+141

Oh, not that I use them, but some of the "cheats" don't work anymore. They include:

- Slow motion
- Skip a level

The only one that work is the "FPS", but I don't think I need that. What is it anyway? All I know of FPS is "feet per second", "frames per second", etc. Why would I need to know how fast I'm going, and how is that cheating?

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Version 1.1

Two reasons... one, cheats are usually meant for the developer to test the game, not the player. Two, the developer test bits will include useful bits of information for the developer, like frames per second.

By making them all 'cheats', they are a small simple piece of code in the app that the developer doesn't suddenly have to maintain.

Dajonel (developer)


I still wonder why this turned shareware, though. Chopper 1.0.4 was almost as good as this.

Dajonel Member IconComment+141

Why is it suddenly shareware? 1.0.4 was nearly as good and it was freeware! I wish it was still free, because now after I updated, it's giving me a limit of the numbers of more days I can play it.

Great game, but soon I won't be able to play it.

Oh, by the way, it's graphics are good, but the "crashes", people dying, and buildings falling down aren't realistic.

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Version 1.1
Calle Member IconReview+14

A rather simple game but very, very well made. Gameplay and graphic has always been outstanding and Chopper was the only app I truly missed after switching to Intel.

In v1.1 though, graphics is almost too good and too detailed. I find it difficult to see enemies and civilians - actually the missions in where visibility is best are the night missions. Also, the four new levels does not really pop up among my favourite ones. I'd wish for a little differences in the design of the enemies - the more detailed they get, the more they look like clones of each other instead of individuals.

Still, Chopper is a fabulous game. If Chopper had been shareware before, I'd have paid already a long time ago.

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Version 1.1
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Version 1.2.6
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Downloads 59,242
Version Downloads 10,965
Type Games / Action
License Free
Date 29 Dec 2010
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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