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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.
Chopper Command will kick your ass six ways from Sunday but it’s a real hoot.
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.
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!
Visually appealing, full of action, fast-paced but somewhat lacking in originality, Chopper Command is an above-average 2600 game.
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.
There's definitely some fun to be had with Chopper Command and it's by no means a bad game. Personally it just didn't hold my interest but fans of Defender (1981, Arcades) might get some enjoyment out of it.
So I recommend Chopper Command only half heartedly. Many people seem to love it though, so your mileage may vary.
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."