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LHX: Attack Chopper (DOS)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.9
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5 point score based on user ratings.
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Description

LHX: Attack Chopper is a helicopter simulation with a strong arcade focus. You can freely choose which missions to fly first, and which helicopter to fly in a given mission. There are a total of four helicopters: Apache, Blackhawk, Osprey and LHX. With this fine selection of death machines you will engage countless enemy targets in Libya, East Germany and Vietnam throughout the game.

Screenshots

LHX: Attack Chopper DOS Mission Selection (for Southeast Asia)
LHX: Attack Chopper DOS Flying over a town in Vietnam (LHX cockpit)
LHX: Attack Chopper DOS Map Screen (CGA)
LHX: Attack Chopper DOS LHX firing a Hellfire missile

Alternate Titles

  • "LHX アタック・チョッパー" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

A diverse helicopter experience blefuscu (424) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

The Press Says

Micro News May, 1990 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 100
The Games Machine (UK) Jun, 1990 90 out of 100 90
100 aktuelle PC-Spiele 1990 9 out of 10 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Jun, 1990 888 out of 1000 89
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1990 88 out of 100 88
Power Play Jun, 1990 86 out of 100 86
PC Leisure Jun, 1990 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jun, 1991 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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Trivia

Cancelled Amiga port

An Amiga version was partially developed, but according to Electronic Arts' Simon Jeffrey, they couldn't get it to run fast enough without compromising the action, so it was never completed.

Extras

The original package includes an "Eyes Only" briefing that outlines some sort of a leak of government LHX information, hackers who broke into defense contractor computers, an international arms dealer, Electronic Arts, a spy/peace activist, CIA, FBI, and assassination. Only at the very end was this disclaimer: "This is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental."

The original package also came with a "brochure" map that contained the different flyable locations.

LHX Program

The entire LHX (later, RAH-66 Comanche) program was cancelled by U.S. Congress in 2004, after almost 2 decades of development. Thus, we will never know how accurate this sim actually is.

V-22 Osprey

As of the year 2000, LHX is still the ONLY flight-sim that simulates the V-22 Osprey.

Awards

  • Power Play
    • Issue 01/1991 - Best Simulation in 1990 (DOS version)
Information also contributed by Martin Smith
IJan (1920) added LHX: Attack Chopper (DOS) on Dec 25, 1999
Other platforms contributed by NGC 5194 (17256)