Almost there! Less than 100 games needed to reach our MobyGoal of 1,500 documented arcade titles!

Chopper Command (Atari 2600)

Published by
Developed by
Released
Platform
67
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.0
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.
Not an American user?

Description

Chopper Command is a side scrolling shooter. As the pilot of a helicopter gunship, your mission is to protect the convoy of trucks which is travelling at the bottom of the screen. Each wave consists of numerous enemy choppers and jets which are trying to destroy you and the convoy. When all enemies in the current wave are destroyed, you can move on to the next, more difficult wave. To help out, a long range scanner is located at the bottom of the screen which can locate trucks in the convoy as well as enemy aircraft. Good luck, the ground troops are counting on you!

Screenshots

Chopper Command Atari 2600 Firing at enemy aircraft
Chopper Command Atari 2600 The game in black and white mode
Chopper Command Atari 2600 Title screen
Chopper Command Atari 2600 A game in progress

Alternate Titles

  • "W├╝stenschlacht" -- German title, published by Quelle

User Reviews

There are no reviews for this game.


The Press Says

The Video Game Critic Jul 14, 2002 A 100
Atari HQ 2002 7 out of 10 70
Game Freaks 365 2002 6.7 out of 10 67
Le Geek May, 2008 2.5 out of 5 50
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Sep 25, 2004 5 out of 10 50

Forums

There are currently no topics for this game.


Trivia

High score reward

Activision used to reward players by sending them a fabric patch if sent them proof that player achieved a certain high score on the game (ie. a photograph of the high score).

In this case: 10,000 points. The patch name for the Chopper Command membership was called "Commandos". This was reached on the "Cadet" level.

Information also contributed by Guy Chapman
Servo (55921) added Chopper Command (Atari 2600) on Jun 04, 2003