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This is a remake of one of my favourite side scrolling shooters from the eighties.

The game is based on the Commodore 64 version of Choplifter. There have been other versions, some better, some worse, but this is the version that I liked the most and surely played the most... I decided to recreate an 8-bit version of the game but with added elements which were not do-able on the C64, or any other 8 bit machine from those days.

New version 1.2 (18-sept-2016) adds:

  • Linux version
  • Joypad support

More information

Published2 years ago
PlatformsWindows, Linux
Release date250 days ago
Tags8-bit, choplifter, commodore-64, Flight, Remake, Retro, Shooter
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, XBox 360 controllers, Gamepad (any)
AccessibilityConfigurable controls


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choplifter1.2.zip 6 MB


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Very interesting graphics and fun gameplay. I particularly liked the parallaxing effect and the particle effects. The only thing I found strange was the fact that the helicopter always goes at the same speed, even if its moving sideways or backwards. However, the simple gameplay and interface, together with the nice graphics and retro feel make it a very pleasant game.

Definitely, a game worth playing!