By Majic Jungle Software
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Chopper 2 is the sequel to the best selling App Store helicopter side scroller, Chopper.
Chopper 2 features 36 action packed missions over 12 unique and beautiful locations. It features a completely re-written 3D game engine, all new enemies, weapons, graphics, and missions, while still retaining the classic side scrolling game-play.
Escort a convoy of vehicles across the desert, or defend a train from enemies emerging from underground mines. Use your laser sight to line up enemies emerging from stairwells in the city. Chase down lines of enemy tanks and choppers while avoiding heat seeking missiles, gunfire and bird strike. Help your allies defend against advancing armies, and rescue stranded civilians, all while trying to complete your mission as fast as possible for the highest score.
Chopper 2 features OpenFeint and Game Center leaderboards and achievements. It is universal for iPad and iPhone/iPod touch, with HD graphics on both the iPad and iPhone 4. It uses the gyroscope where it can for increased control, OpenAL for spatial sound effects and even features an original 17 minute long soundtrack.
If you have both an iPad or Retina display device (iPhone 4 or 4th generation iPod touch) and any other iPhone or iPod touch, you can use the fantastic remote control feature to wirelessly control the iPad/Retina display device with an iPhone/iPod touch over bluetooth or wifi. Then plug the iPad/Retina display device into a TV or display through the component cable or VGA adapter and play Chopper 2 on your TV from your couch!
Chopper 2 is also one of the few games to support full 1080p output to an HD TV over HDMI from the iPad 2, and supports AirPlay mirroring with iOS 5 and an iPad 2 or iPhone 4S.
Note: TV output is only supported from an iPad, iPhone 4, or 4th generation iPod Touch or better.
This version of Chopper 2 can also be used to control the Mac version, available on the Mac App Store.
"Chopper 2 is a quality production that I can recommend to any gamer with an iPhone platform device. It's miles beyond the original and stands as a perfect example of all that iPhone gaming can be." - touchArcade
"The game looks polished, the controls are well implemented, the physics are above par and the gameplay is addictive. It has cemented its place among the top echelons of games on the App Store and you cannot go wrong buying it." - Macworld
"Chopper 2's iPhone-as-controller is one of the first of its kind. How's it look? Um... awesome." - Gizmodo
"the 3D world looks terrific, the music is excellent, and the titles on screen are in a kind of 3D as well, so that they seem to actually float in the game's real-world space. All in all, it's a very cool game and some excellent work by Frampton's Majic Jungle Software." - TUAW
What's New in Version 1.3.1
- Fixes crash in rare situations when selecting city levels
- Fixes sound panning issue
- Fixes issue with inverting y axis over AirPlay
- Fixes issue with using the remote feature along with devices connected to a TV
Was good for its time
I remember playing this game on my dad's iPad (and loving it) when it came out four years ago, so I decided it was worth the money to buy it for myself. However, I quickly found that the game isn't as good as I remember it to be.
The graphics are all right. Good for its time when it was released in 2010, but they could be much better.
The machine gun aiming mechanics are annoying. The gun overheats so you are encouraged to fire in controlled bursts. However, this is difficult as each time you remove your finger from the screen, the gun resets to its default position (pointing forward, where you'll never need it) so you'll need to start firing and acquire your target again while the gun is going off. The fact that you're constantly jerking your chopper back and forth to dodge the rockets doesn't help. Also, your finger will often obscure the target, which is incredibly frustrating.
The game hasn't been optimized for iPhone 5 or higher, so players with a 5 or 6 are forced to play on the narrowed screen.
Many of these issues could be fixed quite easily with a few changes to the game's mechanics, which would make it an awesome game. A new title (Chopper 3 I guess) would be great. But in its present state, the aforementioned issues make the game difficult to fully enjoy.
This gets tough I have put it down. A lot. Makes me mad. But somehow someway eventually I keep pulling the stupid Chopper out of harms way. I want to rate it three stars for the fustruation level but I can't. All I can say is have patience. Escorting the General I think it is don't have High Blood Pressure when you get to this point.
Update I have been through this game all the way at least 3 times before the update. Working my way through this time I noticed at times it is really choppy. Bricks and Mortar is the worst so far. Playable but I Actually held the phone at an angle and just pretty much prayed, ran and didn't look at the screen hard. I shut everything down I could even Cellular and 3 G. Didn't help. Shameful end to what was a 5 Star game.
Great game but needs some improvements
Like the game a lot but I have one major issue.
When the gun overheats you have to release the trigger then when you press down again gun has moved back to a default location and messes me up every time. Cant you just have the gun stay where you last put it please?!
Also I'm using a first gen iPad and when things get crazy in the game the video output begins to get very choppy and ultimately makes game play very difficult. Yes I quite all my apps before playing freeing up as much memory as possible and still it's glitchy. Not sure if that can get fixed. I'm sure later generation devices work fine.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Nov 16, 2011
- Version: 1.3.1
- Size: 69.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: David Frampton
- © 2010 Majic Jungle Software
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.