Chopper Rescue Review
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Chopper Rescue Review

Our Review by Phillip Levin on March 23rd, 2011
Rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: SHORT-LIVED
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Rescuing the stranded from the sea is fun but lacks lasting appeal.

Developer: IRIX PTY LTD
Price: $0.99
Version Reviewed: 1.1
Device Reviewed On: iPhone

Graphics / Sound Rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar
Game Controls Rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar
Gameplay Rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar
Replay Value Rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar

Overall Rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar

Do you wish you could experience the thrill of flying in on a helicopter over treacherous seas and saving people from danger? Well, the developer of Chopper Rescue has just the ticket for you.

Chopper Rescue, as its name suggests, combines helicopters and rescue missions. Gameplay is set up from a 2D perspective. There's a helicopter with a dangling rope, and you tilt your iOS device left to right to control it. The game is level-based, and each stage features its own specific challenges. In the earlier levels, your goal is to lower a character from the helicopter safely and successfully to platforms on a boat. Later, you'll have to retrieve stranded civilians on boats and take them to safety. As the game progresses, these missions become more complicated and challenging.

There are a solid number of levels to complete here – nearly 30 in all. Again, as you progress further into the game, things become more complicated and challenging. One thing that Chopper Rescue does quite well is simultaneously teach you how to play and introduce new facets of gameplay. Every few levels, there's something new or different happening. What's more, the game offers a good challenge along the way.

But while Chopper Rescue sounds exciting – it's got helicopters flying over dangerous seas, after all – after several levels of play, it can become a little repetitive. There's not a huge amount of depth to the underlying concept that is Chopper Rescue. As a result of this truth, there's just not a whole lot of lasting appeal here.

Chopper Rescue is in concept and execution a fun little action game that doesn't quite have the legs to carry it very far. By no means is it a poorly designed game – not at all. But it just lacks the certain characteristic to truly impress you or make you want to tell all of your friends about it.


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