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Romset and name:
chopliftbl Choplifter (bootleg)
Manufacturer:
bootleg
Year:
Genre:
Shooter
Category:
Shooter / Flying Horizontal
Serie:
-
Driver source:
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 2 players (solo, 2 alternates)
Input:
Joystick 8 ways
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
Cocktail, Upright
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
-
MASH All-Time:
-
Video
Display:
512x224@60.096154 Hz, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Zilog Z80
Audio
Sound:
Audio chips:
SN76489A, Speaker
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.130u3 released on apr-09 2009
Last release:
Mame 0.212 released on aug-03 2019
Clone of:
choplift Choplifter (8751 315-5151)
Bios:
Not required
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Previous romset:
chplftbl Choplifter (bootleg)
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None
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Status
OVERALL:
GOOD
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Good
Sound:
Good
Cocktail:
-
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
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  • This Arcade Video game was published 34 years ago:

    Choplifter © 1985 Sega.

    The player assumes the role of a combat helicopter pilot. The player attempts to save hostages being held in prisoner of war camps in an unnamed enemy country. The player must collect the P.O.W.s, transport them safely to the nearby friendly base, all the while fighting off hostile tanks and other enemy combatants. There are a total of 32 hostages per level. To rescue more than 20 will advance the player to the next level.

    TECHNICAL
    Game ID: 834-5795

    Runs on the Sega "System 1" hardware.

    Players: 2
    Control: 8-way joystick
    Buttons: 2

    TRIVIA
    Choplifter was released in October 1985 in Japan.

    This game is a port from an original programmed by Dan Gorlin in 1982 for the Apple II. Choplifter was one of the few games to take the reverse route: first appearing on a home system and being ported to the arcade.

    Charles Collins holds the official record for this game with 1,781,000 points on June 27, 1986.

    TIPS AND TRICKS
    • In the early stages, try to fly as low as possible - this way the fighters will not shoot you, and you are low enough to shoot the ground targets without being shot. Since this only works when you're in the air, and not when you're on the ground, it only works well on levels 1 and 3.
    • To ensure that the tank won't arrive when you're picking up hostages, barely tap the joystick up between each hostage. This will cause the helicopter to lift off a little and reset the timer that causes the tanks to arrive.
    • On level 2, you can land on the water under the boat when dropping off your men and they will climb up the side of the boat. This stops the planes from coming down and shooting you.

    SERIES
    • Choplifter (1982, Apple II)
    • Choplifter II (1991, Nintendo Game Boy)
    • Choplifter III - Rescue & Survive [Model SHVC-3C] (1993, Super Famicom)

    PORTS
    • CONSOLES:
    Atari 5200 (1984)
    Atari 7800 (1987)
    ColecoVision (1984)
    [JP] Sega SG-1000 (1985)
    Sega SG-1000 [TW] (198?) "Fei Lang"
    Nintendo Famicom (1986)
    Atari XEGS
    Sega Master System (1986)

    • COMPUTERS:
    Apple II (1982)
    Commodore C64 (1982)
    Commodore VIC-20 (1982)
    FM-7 (1984)
    MSX (1985)

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=461&o=2
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