Chopper Command Reviews (Atari 2600)

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Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.9
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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.5
Overall User Score (14 votes) 3.9


Critic Reviews

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100
The Video Game Critic (Jul 14, 2002)
Chopper Command has stood the test of time. Only recently did I come to realize just how challenging this game is. Even on the normal skill level it;s difficult to last very long. Every 2600 fan should have a copy of Chopper Command in their library.
90
The Atari Times (Apr 19, 2003)
Still, if you're not happy with the 2600 version of Defender and you don't want to seek out the superior, but rarer, Stargate, the very common Chopper Command might very be one to add to your collection. Heck, if you just want a good shooter for the 2600 that will test your reflexes, this game won't disappoint you at all.
72
neXGam (Jun 27, 2013)
Wer möchte, darf übrigens mit bis zur vier Spielern den actionreichen Luftkämpfen auf seinem VCS 2600 frönen. Selbstverständlich aber nur aufeinander folgend, denn in der Luft ist jeder der farblich anders gekennzeichneten Piloten wieder einmal gänzlich auf sich alleine gestellt!
70
Atari HQ (2002)
Visually appealing, full of action, fast-paced but somewhat lacking in originality, Chopper Command is an above-average 2600 game.
67
Despite boasting two difficulty levels and the possibility of alternating multiplayer (both of which are determined using the game select switch), I cannot wholeheartedly recommend this game. It will be fun for a while, but its lasting value is somewhat limited compared to some other Atari 2600 titles. If you are a fan of Defender though, this game should be worth at least looking into.
50
Le Geek (May, 2008)
So I recommend Chopper Command only half heartedly. Many people seem to love it though, so your mileage may vary.
50
For what it is, "Chopper Command" is enjoyable in short bursts. Getting into a zone and wiping out entire fleets of enemy aircraft is fun, but only if you can pull it off. It will only take one time for someone to slam into an enemy jet helplessly before they reach for the cart and yank it out. Stick with "Defender."