Packaging for the Super NES version
|Developer(s)||Teeny Weeny Games, Beam Software, Brøderbund|
|Publisher(s)||Ocean, Extreme Entertainment Group, Victor Interactive Software|
|Genre(s)||Shoot 'em up, Strategy|
In Europe, a remake of Choplifter II was released under the same name, and later ported to Game Gear. Despite the confusing name change, these are not conversions of the Super NES game. It was the third Choplifter title starting with the original Apple II game released in 1982. The gameplay revolves around piloting a rescue helicopter into hostile territory and rescuing hostages. The player's task is made more complicated by the limited number of hostages the helicopter can carry as well as increasing difficulty throughout the four chapters of the game. Each chapter is split into four collective stages and set in a different environment, starting off with jungle, sea, city and finally desert.
The game also has a number of minibosses spread throughout the campaign.
GamePro gave the game a mostly positive review. Commenting on the beautiful graphics and addictive gameplay, they summarized that "this fast, great-looking game shouldn't be overlooked by fans of Desert/Jungle Strike." Electronic Gaming Monthly gave it a 7.8 out of 10, commenting "Fans of military simulators will definitely feel at home with this one."
- Choplifter III - SNES at GameFAQs
- Choplifter III composer information at SNESMusic.org
- Choplifter III - Game Boy at GameFAQs
- Choplifter III - Game Gear at GameFAQs
- Rescue Me: The History of Choplifter at IGN
- "ProReview: Choplifter III". GamePro (58). IDG. May 1994. p. 74.
- "Review Crew: Choplifter III". Electronic Gaming Monthly (55). EGM Media, LLC. February 1994. p. 36.