Chopper
Chopper 1.2.6
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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.

Features:
  • 72 total missions across 3
What's New
Version 1.2.6:
  • Chopper for Mac is now free.
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • 16MB graphics card or better
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later



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Chopper User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Roro01 commented on 14 Jan 2011
Thanks for making it free!!!
[Version 1.2.6]


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Islandmacman reviewed on 29 Dec 2010
Nice game - brings back memories of Choplifter.

Great work!
[Version 1.2.6]


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Djefis reviewed on 29 Dec 2010
A show!
[Version 1.2.6]


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Khannibal reviewed on 29 Dec 2010
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 ?
[Version 1.2.6]


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Powershaker commented on 10 Aug 2010
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!
[Version 1.2.4]


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Eric00 reviewed on 31 Aug 2009
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.
[Version 1.2.4]

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Amolk commented on 09 Aug 2010
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.

/Applications/Chopper.app/Contents/Resources/levels.plist

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.
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Dajonel commented on 11 Dec 2007
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?
[Version 1.1]

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ZedOnline replied on 03 Apr 2008
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.
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Dajonel replied on 03 Apr 2008
Okay...

I still wonder why this turned shareware, though. Chopper 1.0.4 was almost as good as this.
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Dajonel commented on 11 Dec 2007
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.
[Version 1.1]


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Calle reviewed on 02 Dec 2007
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.
[Version 1.1]


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z-man reviewed on 29 Nov 2007
Super nice job!

Any chance you might be interested in doin' a "Rescue Raiders" type game?

Please...
[Version 1.1]


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rcd had trouble on 14 Jan 2011
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.
[Version 1.2.6]



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Dhuang rated on 01 Jan 2011

[Version 1.2.6]



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Bidule rated on 31 Dec 2010

[Version 1.2.6]


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Version Downloads:10,858
Type:Games : Action
License:Free
Date:29 Dec 2010
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.

Features:
  • 72 total missions across 3 difficulty levels
  • Addictive, adrenalin pumping game-play
  • Beautiful landscapes, weather effects, and explosions
  • Random elements each time you play
  • Machine Gun, Bombs, Rockets, Tanks, Jets
  • Universal Binary


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