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Choplifter!

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Back of Box (Atari 7800):
    RESCUE THE HOSTAGES!

    Problems again! This time the Bungelings nabbed 64 of our people. You've got to bring 'em back alive!

    Zoom your rescue chopper into enemy country. Test your reflexes and strategy skills as you dodge tanks, fighters, and air mines.

    You've got so little time and the hostages are desperate. Go for it!

    * Single-player action
    * 3 perilous Sorties
    * Ground and air combat

    Contributed by RKL (5614) on Dec 29, 2003.

Back of Box (Atari 5200):
    Sixty-four United Nations delegates have been kidnapped! They're being held hostage by the Bungeling Empire and you're the only one who can save them. Through the cold starry night, you smuggle a helicopter in the area and land at a small post office. It's your mission to enter enemy territory, retrieve the frightened hostages from their prison barracks, and carry them to safety. But the Bungelings have summoned their military forces to thwart any rescue attempts. You must exercise caution, speed, and skill in saving the hostages! These days it's not easy being a hero!

    * Rescue the Hostages!
    * Gripping Action-Packed Realism!
    * Become a National Hero!

    Contributed by RKL (5614) on Dec 29, 2003.

Description from manual (Atari 5200):
    SAVE THE HOSTAGES!

    Get ready for the most heroic adventure imaginable! Sixty-four frightened United Nations diplomats are being held hostage behind enemy lines, and it's up to you to rescue them. In the dead of night, you pilot your smuggled helicopter from the isolated post office serving as rescue-mission headquarters, past defending tanks, jets, and guided missiles. You pick up as many people as your chopper will hold and carry them to freedom. Keep a sharp eye out, though - the enemy, a nation of lunatics called Bungelings, will be there at every turn to thwart you!

    Contributed by RKL (5614) on Dec 29, 2003.

Description from manual (Atari 7800):
    STUN THE BUNGELINGS!

    The evil Bungelings have kidnapped 64 of our delegates from a World Peace Conference. You must save them!

    The delegates are imprisoned in a Bungeling stronghold. But we've got a secret base nearby, disguised as a post office. You've already smuggled in a helicopter, fully armed with a machine gun and bombs. You're ready to fly it into enemy territory, snatch the hostages from their prison barracks, and speed them to safety.

    But be careful! The Bungeling forces are on the alert - just waiting to shoot you down. You'll need speed and skill to get past them and save the hostages. But you can do it!

    Contributed by RKL (5614) on Dec 29, 2003.

Commodore 64 back cover:

    CHOPLIFTER!
    An Action Game by Dan Gorlin

    Most of us would like to be heroes. Trouble is, weÂ’re often not properly prepared when the chance to do something heroic comes along. This is your chance.

    In the area which lies a few miles east of Patagonia and to the south of Kurdistan lies the Bungeling Empire. This nation of militaristic ideologues has kidnapped the 64 delegates to the United Nations Conference on Peace and Child Rearing.

    An ancient treaty between the United States and the Bungelings allows the U.S. to maintain a mail distribution center near where the hostages are being kept. You have smuggled an entire helicopter into the post office by disguising it as a mail sorting machine.

    Suddenly you hear the sound of explosives. Looking out on the plain you see one of the Bungeling’s barracks aflame. The hostages are running about frantically, desperate for a chance to escape. Bungeling planes and tanks are fast approaching and lives may be lost. Your chopper is ready to go and fully armed – there is no time to waste.

    Please purchase this package immediately. Read the instructions for operating your helicopter, and lay out your plans for rescuing these innocent people. Then get to it. DonÂ’t blow it. Being a hero isnÂ’t easy or everybody would be one.

  • Outstanding graphics and animation.
  • One of the best-selling computer games of all time.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on Apr 25, 2003.