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SimCopter (Windows)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.
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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 On a hard difficulty level, with best helicopter. There are many things to do.
SimCopter Windows Hangar
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.
SimCopter Windows External view

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User Reviews

Great Game. Poor Graphics. WildKard (12137) 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
Gamezilla 1996 87 out of 100 87
PC Player (Denmark) 1997 85 out of 100 85
PC Player (Germany) Jan, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamesmania 1997 80 out of 100 80
PC Team Feb, 1997 79 out of 100 79
Power Play Dec, 1996 72 out of 100 72
Gameplay (Benelux) Mar, 1997 72 out of 100 72
PC Games (Germany) Jan, 1997 71 out of 100 71
PC För Alla May, 1997 3 out of 10 30


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The first - and only - patch for the game added enhanced joystick support and preliminary Direct3D support. Unfortunately, you can only fly around in D3D - the mission text is not displayed.

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