Excerpt: Choplifter HD acts a reboot of the 8-bit hit Choplifter and showcases what made the original game so good in its heyday while updating it for the modern era. One might think that a chopper game would just have you shooting enemies constantly, but there’s a surprising amount of variety here. Sure, you’ll shoot down plenty of enemies on the ground, but there’s more to the gameplay than just shooting enemies.
Summary: : As the score implies, Choplifter HD is indeed an enjoyable game, and while it tends to gravitate toward updating the franchise for the modern era rather than trying to improve upon it, it’s still a fun time for nostalgic gamers and genre fans alike. Though the plot is barely there the game is carried along by the character interplay well enough, and the game is aesthetically pleasing in the visual and aural departments thanks to some strong technical work and artistic...
Excerpt: Finally Choplifter has come back to the world of video games. Never heard of Choplifter before? Well it was a game where you flew a helicopter and rescued people. Bad guys would try and stop you so you had to shoot them. Just don't shoot the hostages, news crew, or anyone else that needed to be saved. Thanks to developer InXile Entertainment this franchise is back in the form of Choplifter HD.
Excerpt: After Choplifter ’s smart debut on the Apple II in the early-eighties and a couple subsequent sequels, the series went missing in action. Like so much eighties culture, the intensity of our love for the combat helicopter proved to be unsustainable. And yet, recently we’ve seen a kind of resurgence in videogames taking us back to the heady days when the attack helicopter was king. Choplifter HD presents a functional throwback to the simple design of the original.
Conclusion: The question I came away from Choplifter HD saying was “Why?”. I just do not understand why this game was made. It is not a good enough game to stand on its own merits, nor does it come from a much remembered or beloved series. There are just so many better ways to spend your money, like on a copy of the original Choplifter or any other of the good and unique games available on downloadable services.
Excerpt: If you’re like me you may not have heard of Choplifter before. But that’s OK because the original was released in 1982 on the Apple II, so to compare the HD remake to that...well it would be like pitting Mike Tyson against a featherweight fighter; it just wouldn’t be fair. While it might not be the most revolutionary game of all time, it's still a title worth looking at, or at the very least download the demo to see if you’re interested in it, which I don’t think will...
Excerpt: Ask any gamer what their favorite franchise from the 1980â€™s is and they will probably not say Choplifter. Itâ€™s not that Choplifter is a bad series, but itâ€™s forgettable, especially since it came during a time that many consider to be the golden age of games.