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Old 03 July 2009, 03:23   #1
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Customizeable Sidescrolling Helicopter Game!

Hi all!
I registered here just so I could ask you folks about this - because it's been bugging me for almost 2 decades.

I found this on a cover disk for either Amiga Action, Amiga Format or ZERO (Remember ZERO?). This game was public domain and was played from the workbench in a smallish window - total bedroom coder/hobbyist deal. It was a side-scroller, wherin you controlled a helicopter flying right through a cave. Graphics were very simplistic and there were about 3 colors to it.
The screen constantly scrolled and could not be stopped, although I remember it speeding up the longer you lasted. The gameplay was simply a reaction-based thing where you would move up and down, sometimes to the right and left, in order to avoid stalagtites and stalagmites and a few turrets.
The best part about it however was that it came with an editor, where you could 'paint' the cave's roof and floor contours by using left and right mouse buttons respectively.

This is so obscure I'm not holding out much hope, but my fingers are crosssed anyway!

Thanks a million!

Oh, for a point of reference, here's a picture of something very similar for the iphone... it was very much like this, except replace green with orange, and the chopper had no detail, plus it wasn't as blocky:
 
Old 17 August 2021, 10:27   #2
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Resurrecting this post... I am looking for the same game. -_-

I found this on Aminet, but have no means to test what it looks like:
https://aminet.net/search?query=helicopter&sort=path
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Could it be Squamble? Not sure about the customizable part though.

http://hol.abime.net/5926

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that's not a helicopter, mate not played from a window either. did you read the original post at all?

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Could it be Squamble? Not sure about the customizable part though.

http://hol.abime.net/5926
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Resurrecting this post... I am looking for the same game. -_-

I found this on Aminet, but have no means to test what it looks like:
https://aminet.net/search?query=helicopter&sort=path
If you're talking about heli.lha, I tested. It's in German and does not open in a window on Workbench, so it's not the same game.
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that's not a helicopter, mate not played from a window either. did you read the original post at all?

I can read perfectly fine thanks!

Anyway I think I found this game for real now on my July 1990 Amiga Computing Coverdisk. It’s called Miniblast and it plays in workbench in a small window and had an editor. The colours are wrong on my screenshot because its running on my A1200 with classicwb instead of wb 1.3. The magazine screenshots show it as orange rather than white.

ADF in the zone for anyone to play with!



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I can read perfectly fine thanks!

Anyway I think I found this game for real now on my July 1990 Amiga Computing Coverdisk. It’s called Miniblast and it plays in workbench in a small window and had an editor. The colours are wrong on my screenshot because its running on my A1200 with classicwb instead of wb 1.3. The magazine screenshots show it as orange rather than white.

ADF in the zone for anyone to play with!



http://amr.abime.net/issue_472_coverdisks
This might very well be it! Thank you so much.

EDIT: Yes, it's definitely the right one. Thanks again! Now who will tell Bionic_Changp who looked for this game in 2009?

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