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LHX: Attack Chopper

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MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
85
3.9
Genesis
...
2.3
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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 Tracking a MIG in Libya (Apache cockpit)
LHX: Attack Chopper DOS In-flight (VGA)
LHX: Attack Chopper DOS Map Screen (CGA)
LHX: Attack Chopper Genesis LHX cockpit

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

A diverse helicopter experience DOS blefuscu (424)

The Press Says

Micro News DOS May, 1990 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 100
100 aktuelle PC-Spiele DOS 1990 9 out of 10 90
The Games Machine (UK) DOS Jun, 1990 90 out of 100 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) DOS Jun, 1990 888 out of 1000 89
Mean Machines Genesis Sep, 1992 89 out of 100 89
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1990 88 out of 100 88
Power Play DOS Jun, 1990 86 out of 100 86
GamePro (US) Genesis Dec, 1992 4 out of 5 80
PC Leisure DOS Jun, 1990 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play Genesis Dec, 1992 57 out of 100 57

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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
Contributed to by NGC 5194 (17258) and IJan (1920)