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ZX Spectrum 48K
Multiple schemes (see individual downloads)

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Chris Bourne

The most complex and satisfying helicopter simulation on the Spectrum. You take control of a US Airforce Apache helicopter. It's a modern model, designed to fly low through a 3D landscape of trees, mountains, high buildings and electricity pylons.

The complex console display has been copied straight from the real McCoy so, you'll need to do all the swatting up required of a trainee pilot. You are, of course, at war but have a complex weapons' system at your disposal to destroy the tanks and missiles which attempt to knock you from the skies.

The Spectrum version of the helicopter has eight Hellfire missiles, two rocket pods and a cannon, compared to the real Apache's 16 rockets 19-round pods and cannon. However, a helipad will always be at hand for you to stock up with more. Rockets can be aimed manually or targeted by the computers and you've also got infra-red camera equipment to help track targets during night.

The aim is to take out as many of the enemy's positions as possible but just flying the copter is a fascinating experience.

Label: Digital Integration
Price: £9.95
Memory: 48K/128K
Joystick: Various

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