Atari 5200 Review: CHOPLIFTER!

by Atari

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The SuperSystem edition of the smash computer game Choplifter! combines the best elements of both the Atari Computer and Apple II versions, making it the best one available. The 5200 Choplifter!'s decent animation and graphics are reminiscent of the 400/800 cartridge, but the two-button action from the original Apple II game has been restored, thanks to the 5200 controller's two button joystick.

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In Choplifter!, you direct an armed helicopter, which forays across the border into hostile enemy territory. The object of the mission is to rescue as many of the American hostages as possible and bring them back to safety in U.S grounds. However, the chopper can only carry 16 at a time, and each successive trip brings new hazards to be overcome, like tanks, fighter planes, and smart bombs. With its terrific blend of action, strategy and challenge, Choplifter! offers replay value like few others.

Title Choplifter!
Publisher Atari
System Atari 5200 SuperSystem
Graphics 5
Sound 5
Gameplay 8
Overall 8
Reviewer Keita Iida

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