Choplifter Getting Remake

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Matt Barton
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http://www.destructoid.com/choplifter-hd-making-debut-at-pax-get-an-earl...

Brian Fargo himself sent me a head's up about the above. I think it's probably safe to assume that most of us here played the original Choplifter; I played it to death on the Commodore 64--though IIRC it originated on the Apple II. In any case, check out the trailer; I can't wait to try it!

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There is some crappy czech

There is some crappy czech inspired by chop lifter - Gyro13 for iOS, if you want to try it.

Who: Brujah Zealot, the pimp of babylons bitch. / Location: Scorched heart of Europe. // Sorry for my moldavian sort of english, i have 2 possibilities, to be silent or try to say something +look like idiot..

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Choplifter was out by 1982

Choplifter was out by 1982 and Rescue Raiders by 1984. You can definitely see the difference those two years made.

My first computer was a Vic-20, as well, which was followed thereafter by the C-64 after the sale of the Vic.

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"Yeah, Rescue Raiders took

"Yeah, Rescue Raiders took the Choplifter gameplay and ran with it, making it an early hybrid RTS in the process. "

So chopperlift was Before Rescue raiders? Those early apple II days are a bit hazy on when I played stuff. it is a bit sad, My vic-20 and c-64 where the two first real computers.. but backin those days games where hard to come by. no money to purchase, let alone availble in any local sotres. it wasnt untill the APPLE II that i had more than i could play. So alot of the game I know where first played there, even if they where originaly on other systems.

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Rescue Raiders
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not to totally derail the thread but I sure notice alot of Rescue raider knock offs nowdays (I have bought at least 3 on STEAM). The DOTA is kinda a lose Rescue raider/tower defence knockoff. I know I mentioned Rescue raiders once before (was it a redo of an earlier game?) and Bill had some info. In all honety that might be the first Real Time start game I ever played.. and man did i play alot of it. I bring it up as the chopper is alot like Choperlifter.. you can drop troopers off and also shoot (ok in chopperlift you pick um up, but lose comparasion).

Yeah, Rescue Raiders took the Choplifter gameplay and ran with it, making it an early hybrid RTS in the process. I'm happy to say I have a boxed copy for the Apple II, which is rather valuable. It even uses the Mockingboard for speech (if you have a speech chip on the Mockingboard). It was later released as "Armor Alley" for PC DOS and Mac, and then again in "inspired-by" versions as Super Army War for the GBA and Glory Days 2 for the 3DS. I have the latter, but I honestly have had trouble getting into it.

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Loved it back in the day, i

Loved it back in the day, i had a alpha of one some fans where making in UNREAL in 3D, but they where shut down (I would imgine this is why). It does look very cool, but to be honest most the 3d remakes, Battlezone was the only one I really liked (and still has a healthy mod comunity, still play it from time to time).

not to totally derail the thread but I sure notice alot of Rescue raider knock offs nowdays (I have bought at least 3 on STEAM). The DOTA is kinda a lose Rescue raider/tower defence knockoff. I know I mentioned Rescue raiders once before (was it a redo of an earlier game?) and Bill had some info. In all honety that might be the first Real Time start game I ever played.. and man did i play alot of it. I bring it up as the chopper is alot like Choperlifter.. you can drop troopers off and also shoot (ok in chopperlift you pick um up, but lose comparasion).

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Yeah, we've been tracking

Yeah, we've been tracking this for a while too. It certainly looks good, let's just hope it plays as good as it looks.

Yes, it did come out on the Apple II first, which is why the control scheme is so crappy on the C-64. It was meant for a system with either the two joystick buttons or the dual paddles of the Apple II, though the latter is the "best" control scheme. The last major update that I can think of to Choplifter was Sega's arcade game, which received a good Sega Master System port, though there have been several games since that can be considered spiritual successors.

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