Chopper
Chopper
1.2.6
4.6
0.0
Chopper free download for Mac

Chopper for Mac1.2.6

29 December 2010

Side-scrolling helicopter game.

What is Chopper for Mac

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

What's new in Chopper

Version 1.2.6:
  • Chopper for Mac is now free.
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Guest
Guest
Jan 15 2011
1.2.6
0.0
Jan 15 2011
0.0
Version: 1.2.6
Thanks for making it free!!!
rcd
rcd
Jan 14 2011
1.2.6
0.0
Jan 14 2011
0.0
Version: 1.2.6
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.
Islandmacman
Islandmacman
Dec 29 2010
1.2.6
5.0
Dec 29 2010
5.0
Version: 1.2.6
Nice game - brings back memories of Choplifter. Great work!
Djefis
Djefis
Dec 29 2010
1.2.6
5.0
Dec 29 2010
5.0
Version: 1.2.6
A show!
Khannibal
Khannibal
Dec 29 2010
1.2.6
4.5
Dec 29 2010
4.5
Version: 1.2.6
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 ?
Powershaker
Powershaker
Aug 10 2010
1.2.4
0.0
Aug 10 2010
0.0
Version: 1.2.4
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!
Eric00
Eric00
Sep 1 2009
1.2.4
5.0
Sep 1 2009
5.0
Version: 1.2.4
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.
dajonel
dajonel
Dec 11 2007
1.1
0.0
Dec 11 2007
0.0
Version: 1.1
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?
dajonel
dajonel
Dec 11 2007
1.1
0.0
Dec 11 2007
0.0
Version: 1.1
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.
Calle
Calle
Dec 2 2007
1.1
5.0
Dec 2 2007
5.0
Version: 1.1
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.
Z-Man
Z-Man
Nov 30 2007
1.1
5.0
Nov 30 2007
5.0
Version: 1.1
Super nice job! Any chance you might be interested in doin' a "Rescue Raiders" type game? Please...
Shotgunweddings
Shotgunweddings
May 20 2007
1.0.4
5.0
May 20 2007
5.0
Version: 1.0.4
Armor Alley it's not, but none the less equally as good! No problems with 10.4.9 and a MacIntel. Keep up the great work at Majic Jungle Software!
Guest
Guest
Jul 19 2005
1.0.3
5.0
Jul 19 2005
5.0
Version: 1.0.3
Great game but could you not use cmd-e for end game but esc. And for fullscreen use the same key for both leaving and entering fullscreen. Sometimes I pause the game and go out off full screen then when I come back to the game I have to press a different key. Once I tried to leave the game using cmd-f and it fired a rocket into a building.
Guest
Guest
May 16 2005
1.0.3
5.0
May 16 2005
5.0
Version: 1.0.3
The light effect from the plane is incredible
Guest
Guest
May 2 2005
1.0.3
5.0
May 2 2005
5.0
Version: 1.0.3
Based on the old arcade game "Choplifter" from '83, reminds me good things. Very nice software !
Guest
Guest
Apr 22 2005
1.0.3
5.0
Apr 22 2005
5.0
Version: 1.0.3
Graphics, Music, sounds and gameplay: everything is polished and nice to look at. For a freeware, it kicks ass. It reminds me Silkworm or even older, Defender. It has a lot of fun, and the difficulty level increases in a smart way, adding new challenges without making it too hard. Excellent !
Guest
Guest
Apr 4 2005
1.0.3
0.0
Apr 4 2005
0.0
Version: 1.0.3
I have played Chopper on my brothers Powerbook and i loved it! i want to know if you can get a windows version of it? Please contact me at jay@lblueplanet.com if you have an answer. Cheers, Jay
Guest
Guest
Mar 17 2005
1.0.3
5.0
Mar 17 2005
5.0
Version: 1.0.3
Awesome. Good music, good side scrolling graphics, action packed.
Guest
Guest
Feb 10 2005
1.0.3
5.0
Feb 10 2005
5.0
Version: 1.0.3
This game is awsome!! I still haven't figured out how to drop bombs yet. LOL I really love this game, and I am addicted forever more!
Guest
Guest
Dec 10 2004
1.0.3
5.0
Dec 10 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0.3
This game is great and lots of fun. However it always crashes since I updated to 10.3.6. I reinstalled and it still won't launch. It gets to the Windowed screen for startup and then crashes. Any ideas from anyone? Hopefully an updated will come soon.
Guest
Guest
Oct 18 2004
1.0.3
5.0
Oct 18 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0.3
I'm addicted to this baby. I love it. I love it. I love it. PLUS it's free. It's the BOMB, download it and see. You'll get hooked. LOL, I love droppn' bombs on those rocket-firen' terrorists. Funny stuff, dude.
Guest
Guest
Oct 16 2004
1.0.3
5.0
Oct 16 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0.3
Thanks for all of your kind comments. I'm currently working on Chopper2, a 3D version of Chopper. It's still a while off, perhaps even a year or so. In the mean time, if you encounter text problems, install the font "arial" and it should appear. Cheats are as follows: '`' key to enable cheat mode, then 'k' for slow motion, 'j' to show FPS, '=' to skip a level, though this can sometimes cause a crash. enjoy! David
Guest
Guest
Sep 9 2004
1.0.3
5.0
Sep 9 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0.3
Any cheats? Nice game.
Guest
Guest
May 16 2004
1.0.3
0.0
May 16 2004
0.0
Version: 1.0.3
Best Game Ever. Period. never played a better game
Guest
Guest
Apr 26 2004
1.0.3
5.0
Apr 26 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0.3
Excellent fun. Even my 5yr old daughter plays it, really good for her hand eye co-ordination. We play it together and get to about level 15. Highly recommend.
Guest
Guest
Apr 12 2004
1.0.3
5.0
Apr 12 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0.3
Great game. Lots of fun. And retro too! I've noticed tho' that it won't play if in any sub-folders (Apps>GamesÆ'>ActionGamesÆ'>ChopperÆ') in your Apps folder. It will play if in a 'Games' folder in your User folder (User>GamesÆ'>ChopperÆ'), or 'loose' in the 'Apps' folder (Apps>ChopperÆ').
Guest
Guest
Mar 11 2004
1.0.3
5.0
Mar 11 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0.3
It is a great game. High-action, low memory game. I would definitlry download if I were you.
Guest
Guest
Feb 16 2004
1.0.3
5.0
Feb 16 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0.3
This is a great game. Although getting a little hard after level 5.
Guest
Guest
Feb 5 2004
1.0.3
5.0
Feb 5 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0.3
ahhh the memories. Great little freebie. Excellent graphics for the price. Definitly recommend. Ditto to the other reviewer's comment about remaking the good-ole games we grew up with. Hope the developer continues tweakin it, possibly expanding it beyond its original idea.
Guest
Guest
Jan 31 2004
1.0.3
0.0
Jan 31 2004
0.0
Version: 1.0.3
This game provided much play back value. It is a side-scrolling games, but with more action then you think. You control a chopper(note the purpose of the name) which has to rescue people trapped in situations. Graphic are good for the size of the game. Controls are easy then first expected. The time limit on the rescues is bother some at times. Enemys are good but could use more varity. Over all the game is worth its skin.
Guest
Guest
Jan 30 2004
1.0.3
5.0
Jan 30 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0.3
Text does not render in-game (e.g. anything on the blue gradient background which I assume says something about the level, high scores), both windowed and any fullscreen res. Tested on 10.2.3.
Deker
Deker
Jan 28 2004
1.0.3
4.5
Jan 28 2004
4.5
Version: 1.0.3
1. As long as your chopper is level you won't crash by hitting the ground, so when you are landing to pick up a passenger, hold down the Down arrow to land faster. You can also make a sliding landing this way, which won't kill civilians but keeps you from having to wait for them to run to the chopper. 2. Extra ammo is scattered throughout most levels... Sometimes if you are on a level that is going "right", you can go left a little bit passed your base instead, and you'll find some extra ammo, and vice versa for the "left" levels. 3. When the jet warning starts flashing, fly to the top of the screen and face the direction that the jet is coming from and start firing your machine gun. Most of the time you can destroy the jet before it has a chance to fire the first missile. Just make sure it doesn't land on a civilian when it crashes. 4. If there are several bazooka men on a building, you could drop a bomb or fire a missile at them instead of trying to machine gun them. If you blow up the whole building all of the people on top will die. 5. You can land on top of bazooka men to smash them. Just make sure they aren't about to shoot a rocket up at you when you are coming down on them. 6. If you're out of missiles and bombs but want to blow up a tank or something without having to use the machine gun, guide one of the heat seeking rockets from the jets into an enemy. (assuming there are jets on that level)
Deker
Deker
Jan 28 2004
1.0.3
4.5
Jan 28 2004
4.5
Version: 1.0.3
I originally found out about this game from the pick-o-the-week feature at www.macosxhints.com and decided to give it a try since I vaguely remembered the Chopper game of the olden days. Plus it is free, which makes it a lot easier to download. :) To sum it up, this is a really fun and addictive game and a fantastic remake! If you haven't played or don't remember the old Chopper game, the object is to pilot a helicopter through a level filled with enemies to rescue civilians which are scattered throughout the city. The enemies consist of bazooka men, tanks, jets, etc. You have to avoid their fire as well as keep them from killing the civilians before you can rescue them. You aren't defenseless however... You have at your disposal a machinegun with unlimited ammo which is good for the bazooka men, as well as missiles and bombs which can be used for tanks and jets. Ammo for the bombs and missiles are scattered throughout some levels, usually giving you enough ammo to easily take out all of the enemies. When you have eliminated the enemies in an area you can land your helicopter next to a civilian, and they will run into your helicopter for safety and transportation. You can then continue picking up passengers until your capacity of 6 is full, and drop them off at your base. If your helicopter explodes while you have a civilian inside, that civilian will die, which hurts your score. If over half of the civilians on the level are in your chopper when it explodes, you lose and will have to start the level over. But if only one or two die in the crash, you will return to the beginning of the level to try and rescue the remaining civilians, however you will lose a life. The level is finished when you rescue all of the live civilians and return them to base. Killing enemies provides bonus points, but you are not required to kill them. If you lose all of your lives, the game is over and you return to the home screen. There are no saves or continues, so you have to beat the game all the way through in one sitting, old school style. Graphics The graphics are surprisingly good for a freeware game. It is a 2d scroller, but it uses a combination of 2d sprites and 3d models to give a great sense of depth and speed as you progress through the levels. The explosions are big and realistic looking, the animation is smooth, and it's simple enough to run on an older G4 or G3 system. There are night missions, rain missions, snow missions, etc. to always keep the terrain varied and interesting. Controls The controls for Chopper are as follows: Arrow keys - Movement (up down left right) Space - Fire machine gun S - Rotate chopper 180 degrees D - Drop Bomb F - Fire Missile P - Pause I found the controls to be well laid out and very responsive. You can rest your left hand in the "home row" position, like you would when typing, and control the whole game without moving your hands around. There is no lag at all in any of the controls, and it's easy to make fast dodges and maneuvers when avoiding enemy fire. Sound The sound effects are fairly generic, but are used sparingly enough that they don't get boring or repetitive. The music is varied and upbeat, and provides a nice little soundtrack to the game. Stability The game crashed on me a couple of times, but I was having other apps crashing at that time also on my Powerbook, so I think it was my machine rather than the game. I also played it on my eMac and it was rock solid on that machine. Overall Overall this is a great little freeware game, and is a great way to spend a lunchbreak. It's easy to get into, but challenging enough to warrant quite a bit of practice even to beat the game on the easy skill level. It's definitely worth a download, even if it's just for nostalgia reasons. I hope to see a lot more old games remade with this quality in the future.
Nikjust
Nikjust
Jan 28 2004
1.0.3
4.8
Jan 28 2004
4.8
Version: 1.0.3
Impressive ! Gameplay is great (though controls are not that ergonomic - and not customizable, by the way). Graphics are really impressive for a free game. Sound is good and music of very good quality. All in all, one of my best free game downloads !
Free
4.6
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
  • 16MB graphics card or better
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