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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 Map Screen (CGA)
LHX: Attack Chopper Genesis LHX external view
LHX: Attack Chopper Genesis Flight
LHX: Attack Chopper DOS Tracking a MIG in Libya (Apache cockpit)

Promo Images

LHX: Attack Chopper Magazine Advertisement
LHX: Attack Chopper Magazine Advertisement

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 grimbergen (462)

Critic Reviews

Zero DOS May, 1990 90 out of 100 90
The Games Machine (UK) DOS Jun, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Mean Machines Genesis Sep, 1992 89 out of 100 89
Power Play DOS Jun, 1990 86 out of 100 86
Play Time Genesis Dec, 1992 81 out of 100 81
PC Leisure DOS Jun, 1990 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GamePro (US) Genesis Dec, 1992 4 out of 5 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Nov, 1992 23 out of 40 58
Power Play Genesis Dec, 1992 57 out of 100 57
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS 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
Contributed to by Rebound Boy (19430) and IJan (1990)
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