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Copter 271 (cartridge) - CPCWiki
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Copter 271 (cartridge)

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Copter 271 was a vertical shoot them up.

It was the last official game released on Cartridge for the GX4000/Plus range, it was rushed to the released and seems unfinished.

Information

Title: Copter 271 ( Cartridge )
Company: Loriciel
Type: Shoot-em-up
Year: 1991

Cover

Covers from CPCmania

Cartridge

Manual

You can download in PDF from CPCmania ( See the links ).

Game

You can download in CPR for use in emulators and BIN from CPCmania ( See the links ).

Critic

The game could have been well realised if more time were given to developers, or simply if they had been less ambitious.


This is a vertical 2-players-co-op shoot them up.

A sweet intro animated cinematic open the game, as the game primary aimed to be a GX4000 super production, halas the decline of the console rushed its release and many bugs are still present.

While being a vertical scrolling shooter, you can also scroll aside the screen, this is of course quite heavier for the machine..


But it makes perhaps a too heavy use of Hardwired sprites (need a lot of DATA space and time to upload into the ASIC) and also features too many scrollings (multidirectionnal actually, but the sidescroling is un-needed), sprites are perhaps too big too (given most of those are Hardwired sprites).

This game slows down a lot and your shoots (machine gun) are too small/unvisible/slow to be gameplaywise.

The copter sound is also quite annoying.

Some colours/inks seems to have been be badly chosen too.

Video

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Courtesy from Xyphoe.

Links