DescriptionSimCopter 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.
Part of the Following Groups
|Great Game. Poor Graphics.||WildKard (12165)|
|A rare civilian flight sim that's actually fun to play, where's the remake?||Kasey Chang (3655)||unrated|
|Copter flying at its finest!||J W (101)|
The Press Says
|Electric Playground||Feb 25, 1997||9 out of 10||90|
|Gamezilla||1996||87 out of 100||87|
|PC Player (Denmark)||1997||85 out of 100||85|
|High Score||Mar, 1997||4 out of 5||80|
|Gamesmania||1997||80 out of 100||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 För Alla||May, 1997||3 out of 10||30|
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TriviaAn employee made a statement about the portrayal of woman in games by doctoring a screen that was meant to show a brass band playing and instead a screen with kissing scantily-clad men popped up. The culprit was fired and a patch was released immediately.
You can learn more about this incident from Maxis' Final Scene FAQ.
Related Web Sites
- J's Ultimate Sim Copter Page -- fan site with cheats, custom maps, cheat codes and manual.