Chopper I is a scrolling shooter for the arcade developed and published by SNK in 1988.
I played this game randomly in MAME. I found it to be pretty awful and haven't considered it since.
I do not own this game, nor have I beaten it.
- Overall: 1/10
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- The bosses are large and interesting.
- The graphics are pretty attractive.
- This graphics are pretty low-quality for a 1988 arcade release.
- The game is obscenely difficult, too hard for the average gamer to enjoy.
- There is only one upgradable gun. Kind of dull compare to other shooters of the time which usually have three or more.
- There is little variety in the game, you'll see most of what the game has to offer by the end of the first stage.
- The idea of having walls and towers block bullets is a good idea, but it gets over-used in the later areas and becomes annoying.
- When you die, you are sent back to a previous check point, which is annoying.
- The game forces you to play the entire game twice to beat it. This is a shameless way to make a game longer than it is. There's nothing wrong with letting a player play a harder second run, but they actually made this part of the game's story!