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LHX Attack Chopper

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Released: 1990

Genre: Adventure

Format reviewed: PC - DOS

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Developer: Brent Iverson

Submitted by: Christian Lindblom

This is one of those games that doesn't really know what it wants to be. Not quite a simulator yet not quite an arcade game either but somewhere in between. That does by no means make it a bad game though, LHX Attack Chopper is in many ways an excellent game and playing this game as a kid was an intense experience.

You begin by choosing a mission, which all are available from start, there's nothing to unlock. A mission might consist of things like escorting another helicopter or destroying a specific target. You then get to choose one of four helicopters, sometimes less depending on the mission.

The greatest thing about this game is the mood it sets you in; starting out on friendly grounds and slowly flying your way into enemy territory, your radar going from one single dot in the middle to a horde of ground and airborne enemies and the great sigh of relief you take after you have landed safe and sound on your designated airport.

Good controls is a vital aspect of simulator and I must say that this game really pulls it off, altough they might take some time to learn. The graphics are also very good altough the terrain can be a bit dull at times.

LHX Attack Chopper was a great simulator for it's time and it's still alot of fun to play.