Chopper Command

Developer(s) Activision
Publisher(s) Activision
Designer(s) Bob Whitehead
Platform(s) Atari 2600
Release June 1982
Genre(s) Scrolling shooter
Mode(s) Single player

Chopper Command is a video game by Activision released for the in June 1982. It was designed and programmedby Bob Whitehead. One reviewer referred to it as “Db_ChopperCommand_frontefender in the desert”.

In Chopper Command the player controls a military helicopter in a desert scenario protecting a convoy of trucks. The goal is to destroy all enemy fighter jets and helicopters that attack the player’s helicopter and the friendly trucks traveling below, ending the current wave. The game ends when the player loses all of his or her lives or reaches 999,999 points. A radar, called a Long Range Scanner in the instruction manual, shows all enemies, including those not visible on the main screen.

Patch Requirements and Score:

If you reach a score of 10,000 points (or more) on the Cadet level, you will be eligible to join this prestigious organization. Just send us a picture of your TV screen and we’ll present you with a special “Commandos” emblem.

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This is an easy patch to get.  Only need to get through 4 waves.  This is good, because after that it starts to get very fast!

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