Stunt Copter

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Stunt Copter is a classic Macintosh game which involved piloting a small helicopter around a playfield and clicking 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.[1]

The game was developed by Duane Blehm[2] whose other games included Cairo Shootout and ZeroGravity. His small software company was known as HomeTown Software.[3] Blehm died unexpectedly in June 1988;[4] after his death, his parents released his games and source code into the public domain.

MacAddict magazine used Stunt Copter to demonstrate compatibility of Mac OS X Public Beta.[5] A Mac OS X version of the game has been released by Antell Software.

An iPhone/iPod Touch version of the game was released by nerdgames in 2009.[6] In 2011, a version of Stunt Copter was released for the iPad which is noted for its similarity to the original.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prevost, Ruffin; Terrell, Rob (1994). "Chapter 5: Fun & Games". The Mac Shareware 500: The Last Word on the Best Virus-Free Mac Shareware, Second Edition. Ventana Press. p. 117. ISBN 1-56604-076-0. For some reason, the game holds a stupid fascination for a few minutes before becoming witless and annoying. 
  2. ^ "Macworld Online, Fun and Games". Macworld. IDG. July 1995. p. 43. ISSN 0741-8647. 
  3. ^ "SOMAK Software Digest (commercial supplement inserted in the magazine), Arcade Games 2, Hometown Software Game Pack, p. 9". Florida Computer News. Vol. 1 no. 2. FCN Publishing. November 1989. 
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Sammis, Ian; Reynolds, David (December 2000). "OS X Xposed, Software & Hardware Compatibility". MacAddict. No. 52. Future Network USA. p. 40. ISSN 1088-548X. 
  6. ^ nerdgames Website
  7. ^ Apollo Software Website

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