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chopper.sit (7.40 MB)
MD5: 133784b4af813dc5c94e3aac2be98d55
For Mac OS X
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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 was a winner in the uDevGame 2003 game development competition.

The download (version 1.0.3) is free. Shareware versions followed, but now the game is free again with version 1.2.6 (Universal Binary, Mac OS X 10.3.9, 16 MB graphics card), released in 2010.

Architecture: PPC

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.1 or later, iMac G3 or better

If full screen scrambles textures, try changing the resolution setting to 640 x 480 or 800 x 600 in the preferences.


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by MacTouch - 2017, July 9 - 1:56pm

Many thanks for archiving them here & hang in there. Smile I remember I owned a CD full of games. Unfortunately, it was lost somewhere... This one was included in. Wink

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by Bolkonskij - 2017, July 9 - 12:45pm

You're welcome! Glad someone else cares for the early indie OSX games. Smile I have a soft spot in my heart for them, because I couldn't spend much money on games back then. So I searched the internet for good shareware / freeware OSX games and played really a lot of them. I had more fun with them than with many AAA games from back then.

Just recently rediscovered many of them in a long forgotten folder on an old external hdd. I'll upload them here whenever I find the time. I'm afraid these early OSX titles will otherwise disappear and nowhere be archived.

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by MacTouch - 2017, July 9 - 11:14am

I have been searching this one since a long time, so many thanks, Bolkonskij. Smile

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by IIGS_User - 2017, July 9 - 9:19am

Actually, this is a remake of the Apple ][+ game Choplifter.
But instead of, I played Chopper a lot as well.

It seems, version 1.2.6 installed on my Mac is Universal Binary (UB),
and its year is 2010, along to its About Dialog Box.