Airlift Rescue is a remake of CHOPLIFTER which was very popular in the
eary 1980's on the ATARI and APPLE-II platforms. I was an avid fan
of CHOPLIFTER and since I haven't been able to find a good DOS version of
the game I decided to create one myself.
You are the pilot of a rescue helicopter. Your mission is to fly to
a mideastern terrorist compound and rescue 64 hostages that are being
held in four seperate buildings (16 in each building) and fly them back to
the American embassy. The terrorists have a seemingly endless supply of
tanks, jet fighters and chopper-seeking drones to hender your success. Your
helicopter will hold only 16 hostages, so a minimum of 4 missions must be
flown to rescue all of the hostages. The door of the first building has
already been blown open and the hostages will be outside waiting for you.
You must blast open the remaining buildings (or get the tanks and jets
to do it) to free the remaining hostages. The buildings must be opened in
order (right to left). Whenever you land, the hostages will come running
and enter the helicopter. Once you have a full load onboard (16), fly them
back to the embassy and land on the light green landing pad to the left of
the building. The hostages will exit the helicopter and enter the embassy.
You may use the keyboard or a joystick to control the helicopter.
If you're using the keyboard, the arrow keys control the direction the
helicopter moves (UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT). The CTRL key changes the direction
the helicopter is facing (FRONT, LEFT, RIGHT). The space bar fires the
helicopter's gun. If you're using the joystick, push the stick forward to go
down, pull back to go up, push left to go left, and push right to go right.
Button #1 fires the gun. Button #2 changes direction chopper is facing.
The ESC key brings up the options menu.
You get a special treat if you rescue all 64 hostages.
Not rated -
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