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Videopac Helicopter Rescue = Choplifter?


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#1 Flojomojo OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:48 AM

http://www.videopac....es/59/index.htm

How closely does this play to Choplifter?
Is it fun, or just rare and expensive?

The fancy Videopac intrigued me, I only know of it from obscure magazine screenshots.

I guess I need to fire up O2EM and go ROM hunting!

#2 VPB--- OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:27 AM

Helicopter Rescue Videopac #59 is fun, rare and expensive.

The prototype of this game was labeled MASH but Philips didn't buy the license.



#3 superbee OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:31 AM

VP 59 is something like Choplifter meets Battlezone. Check my video:



#4 doug0909 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:42 AM

Why do you need that when you already have this?

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Edited by doug0909, Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:52 AM.


#5 Flojomojo OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:01 AM

Ha ha ha, seriously. I wonder why they chose the same name?

Pro: it's familiar

Con: it has a stink halo around it many miles in diameter

#6 S.BAZ OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:09 PM

That is amazing for Videopac!   How the crap did someone pull that off??



#7 CatPix OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:26 PM

This game use the full capabilities of the Videopac+ mode, which is roughly equivalent to what you could do in BASIC on a CPC 464 computer. It's not compatible with standard O2/Videopac machines.



#8 VPB--- OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:49 AM

This is the HELICOPTER RESCUE prototype.

Eproms labeled MASH.

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#9 Airshack OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:21 AM

Why do you need that when you already have this?


Hahahaha! This game was so simple I was able to port it over to the TI-99/4 in BASIC, at the age of sixteen. My first port!

Of course I misspelled the title screen to read “Helecopter Rescue.” Found it in the TI-99/4 Gamebase 36 years later! How fun!


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