Developer: Majic Jungle Software
Price: $2.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0

Graphics / Sound Rating: ★★★★½
Game Controls Rating: ★★★★☆
Gameplay Rating: ★★★★½
Re-use / Replay Value Rating: ★★★★☆

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Chopper 2, like the original Chopper, is an action packed side scrolling helicopter game that is heavily influenced by the old Broderbund series, Choplifter. The majority of the game is spent blowing up enemies while rescuing civilians, but there are a few levels that have you performing other tasks.

The real improvement that Chopper 2 makes upon the original is the way that the game is presented. Instead of being a true 2D game, Chopper 2 begins each level with a 3D-esque text pan that tells you your mission, and then goes on to have mini 3D moments (typically just doing a slight curve, but it looks really nice). The graphics are all much improved, giving you a real feel of depth, rather than just a blurry 3D looking background.

The game itself remains fairly similar to the original, taking you through 36 missions over 12 locations. Just like the original, you have to use your machine gun and bomb, but now there are laser guided missiles to use. The controls also remain the same, allowing for simple touches to fire weapons and tilts to move around.

The real “it’ll blow you away” feature is the way that the game can use both the iPad and the iPhone at the same time. Rather than mangle the feature, I’ll let the website explain. “If you have both an iPad and an iPhone, you can use the fantastic remote control feature to wirelessly control the iPad with an iPhone over bluetooth. Then plug the iPad into a TV or display through the component cable or VGA adapter and play Chopper 2 on your TV from your couch! (Note: TV output is only supported from an iPad, and only when using the bluetooth remote control feature.)”

If you enjoyed the original Chopper, you will absolutely love Chopper 2. The graphics are better, the game is more epic, and most importantly… it’s more Chopper.

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