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Old 22 December 2008, 02:38   #1
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Name of this helicopter game?

I'm looking for the name of a helicopter game I used to have, it wasn't a sim though but more of an arcade game. You saw the helicopter from behind, and both the gameplay as well as the graphics were pretty smooth, I remember thinking that the rotor looked so realistic when flying around for one thing. The helicopter was an attack helicopter, probably an AH-64 Apache or similar.

Unfortunately this is all I remember, so give me some names that could match this description, and I'm sure I'll recognize it.
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Old 22 December 2008, 02:42   #2
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Old 22 December 2008, 02:44   #3
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Only guessing, just to get the ball rolling...
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Old 22 December 2008, 07:20   #4
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Sounds like Thunderblade
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Old 22 December 2008, 09:14   #5
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Old 22 December 2008, 14:43   #6
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Thanks guys, I would want to say it was Thunderhawk because that name sounds familiar, but from looking at screenshots that's a sim? I could be wrong but I don't think it was a sim, but the name does still somehow sound familiar. And it was none of the other games suggested, are there any more helicopter games?
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Old 22 December 2008, 16:16   #7
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Thanks guys, I would want to say it was Thunderhawk because that name sounds familiar, but from looking at screenshots that's a sim? I could be wrong but I don't think it was a sim, but the name does still somehow sound familiar. And it was none of the other games suggested, are there any more helicopter games?
Thunderhawk was more arcade than sim, certainly not in the same vein as Falcon or F16 Combat Pilot.
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Not viewed from behind, but Seek & Destroy?
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Old 23 December 2008, 00:05   #9
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Helicopter wise, I can remember "Super Huey: UH-1X" and "Gunship" (two different games from Microprose, but both used the Apache)... if it was an Arcade machine and not an Amiga game, various ports of Steel Talons were around at about the same time too, including one (maybe) for the Atari ST.
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Old 23 December 2008, 00:13   #10
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This seems to be harder than I thought to figure out. Thunderhawk might not be a "true" sim like Falcon but it's still listed as a sim at various sites, and you don't see the helicopter from behind, it's like a simplified sim in a way. I had to download it but that's not the game I was looking for. The one I look for is seen from the same angle as Thunderblade mentioned above.

The graphics are however less arcadeish and more realistic than Thunderblade, and what I meant by the realistic looking rotor is that the animation of it makes it look like a slowly moving circle, just like the visual effect of a real rotor. I would estimate the release year to be either 1991 or 1992, possibly 1993 but not later than that.
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Old 23 December 2008, 00:45   #11
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Old 23 December 2008, 01:15   #12
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Did you look at the shots of Gunship 2000?

http://hol.abime.net/2811/screenshot

Most flight-sims have a third-person view point, but bear in mind very few games of that era were true "sims" mostly being 3-d arcade games with a few technical details and a basic flight envelope bolted on... also are you sure it was for the Amiga? A search for the tag "Helicopter" only lists the following games for me;

3D Helicopter
Apache
Apocalypse
Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf
Fortress Underground
Gunship
Gunship 2000
Helicopter Mission
Jungle Strike
Silk Worm
Thunderhawk (Thunderhawk AH-73M)

(from http://www.uvlist.net/)
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The one I look for is seen from the same angle as Thunderblade mentioned above.
Erm...check the screenshots in HOL. Thunderblade does NOT only have the one and the same angle. For example, the very first screenshot shows the helicopter in bird's eye view! So you should specify the angle in that specific level of Thunderblade which matches your game's one.
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