My first experience with a helicopter game was back in 1982, playing Choplifter on my dad’s Apple IIe computer. I remember how I would play for hours, bombing tanks, dodging jets, and rescuing hostages. Since then, I’ve always had a soft spot for helicopter games that capture that arcade spirit.

Recently, I came across a new game called Megacopter: Blades of the Goddess, and let me tell you, it does not disappoint. This game is a throwback to the Desert Strike series from the 1990s, with its isometric view and scrolling levels. However, it brings a whole new level of excitement with its unique storyline.

In Megacopter, the earth is under attack by green lizardmen called reptoids, and your helicopter, the Megacopter, is not your average aircraft. It’s sentient and needs to consume blood to survive. It’s like Knight Rider, but if KITT was a murderous helicopter sucking up alien blood. As you navigate through the game, blasting aliens and collecting pizza tokens for upgrades, you’ll also have access to a grappling claw to pick up items and enemies.

The game is filled with humor, from the protagonist named “Jack Copter” to the over-the-top dialogue. The action is intense, and the challenge level keeps you on your toes. While my Choplifter reflexes may not be what they used to be, I still had a blast playing Megacopter.

If you’re interested in trying out Megacopter: Blades of the Goddess, you can find it on Steam, currently on sale until July 5th. There’s also a free demo available if you want to test it out before purchasing. Overall, it’s a fun and exciting game that brings back the nostalgia of classic helicopter games while adding a modern twist.

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