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Stunt Copter is a Macintosh game that was released in the mid to late 1980s and which involved piloting a small helicopter around a playfield. The player would have to position the helicopter and then click the mouse at the right time so that a person suspended from the aircraft would fall into a hay bale on a moving cart. Unless precisely timed, the person might fall onto the ground or injure the horse or the driver of the cart.
The game was developed by Duane Blehm whose other games included Cairo Shootout, ZeroGravity, and PUZZ'L. His small software company was known as HomeTown Software and was located in Kansas. Blehm died unexpectedly in June 1988. After his death, his parents released his games and source code into the public domain.
An iPhone/iPod Touch version of the game was released by nerdgames in 2009. In 2011, an iPad version of Stunt Copter was released by Apollo Software which is noted for its similarity to the original.
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For some reason, the game holds a stupid fascination for a few minutes before becoming witless and annoying.
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