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SimCopter (Windows)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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SimCopter is a light helicopter flying simulator closely related to Sim City 2000. The player is a rookie helicopter pilot that must make his living by transporting passengers and help the city authority in several tasks, including rescuing sims from fires and boat accidents, divert cars from traffic jams, aid on putting out fires and arresting criminals, controlling riots and MEDEVAC injured sims to nearby hospitals.

The player starts with a basic helicopter, and by completing missions, earn money that can be used to buy larger and faster helicopters and equipment required to deal with more advanced problems (such as a water cannon to put out fires without having to fly directly over the fire and disperse a crowd, tear gas or a megaphone), as well as points to advance to the next level in career mode. The opposite also happens: if a player takes too long to solve a traffic jam, he gets penalized in points.

There are two game modes: Career makes the player jump from city to city, while the Free mode allows to play on any city, as well as any city created in Sim City 2000.


SimCopter Windows Hangar
SimCopter Windows Main Menu
SimCopter Windows Calling fire trucks to attend to a fire helps, and is good when you are too busy to do it yourself.
SimCopter Windows Walking around the hangar after helicopter is destroyed. If you have no more helicopters and can't afford a new one, there is not much you can do.

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User Reviews

Great Game. Poor Graphics. WildKard (12140) 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars
A rare civilian flight sim that's actually fun to play, where's the remake? Kasey Chang (3652) unrated
Copter flying at its finest! J W (101) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars

The Press Says

Electric Playground Feb 25, 1997 9 out of 10 90
PC Player (Denmark) 1997 85 out of 100 85
Gamesmania 1997 80 out of 100 80
High Score Mar, 1997 4 out of 5 80
PC Player (Germany) Jan, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Team Feb, 1997 79 out of 100 79
PC Joker Jan, 1997 77 out of 100 77
Power Play Dec, 1996 72 out of 100 72
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Mar, 1997 72 out of 100 72
PC Games (Germany) Jan, 1997 71 out of 100 71


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On some of the advanced level cities, UFOs may come by and cause havoc (just like SC2K and SC3K). If you are driving the Apache, you can actually try to shoot down the UFOs using the missiles! It'll take 10 missile hits to shoot down the UFO.

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JubalHarshaw (161) added SimCopter (Windows) on Mar 05, 2000