Mr. Heli

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Battle Chopper
Japanese arcade flyer of Mr. Heli.
Japanese arcade flyer of Mr. Heli.
Developer(s) Irem
Publisher(s) Irem
Platform(s) Arcade, Commodore Amiga, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, Atari ST, PC-Engine, Virtual Console
Release date(s) Arcade version:

Computer versions:
Genre(s) Scrolling shooter
Mode(s) Single player, Up to 2 players, alternating turns
Arcade system Irem M-72 system hardware
Sound Sound CPU : Z80
Sound Chips : YM2151, DAC
Display Raster, 384 x 256 pixels, 512 colors

Mr. Heli, fully titled in Japan as Mr. HELI no Daibōken (Mr.HELIの大冒険?, "Mr. Heli's Great Adventure") and known in North America as Battle Chopper, is a 1987 horizontally scrolling shoot 'em up arcade game developed and published by Irem.


Screenshot of Mr. Heli (arcade version)

Players control a wacky fighter chopper name Mr. Heli, while shooting enemies, collecting power-ups, and defeating bosses to advance levels.

Ports and related releases[edit]

Front cover of the Amiga version.

Mr. Heli was later ported by Firebird for the Commodore 64, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum and Atari ST. Mr. Heli was also ported by Irem for the PC Engine in Japan. This version was also re-released for the Wii Virtual Console on March 18, 2008 only in Japan.

Mr. Heli later appeared in the Japan-only Game Boy title Shuyaku Sentai Irem Fighter, along with other characters from the game, as well as characters from three other Irem franchises: R-Type, Ninja Spirit and Hammerin' Harry. Mr. Heli was mentioned in one of the billboards seen in the final stage of Vigilante, also by Irem. Mr. Heli also appeared in R-Type Final as a playable ship.

External links[edit]

Arcade version
Home versions