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rescues are POV, RoofTop is 'technically' the most difficult due to sims spawning in the wrong, or inaccessable places. weak helicopter (slamming) (This can be dangerous as the patient may still die on the way to the hospital if the player takes too long) The copter can crash into a building about ten times before it is destroyed. 10 missile hits from the Apache will destroy the UFO and award you

half an hour to refuel

The most obvious of these quirks are the civilian models, which appear normal while in the air but are actually borderline grotesque when seen up-close. The "faces" of the civilians seem to wrap the wrong direction around their heads, as there is usually a line that runs down the front of their faces. Note: not only is it POV and OR, but the writer who put it as a 'quirk' is an idiot. The reason for civilian models to be of lower quality then building models is because of the quantity of civilian models in a particluar area. Yes, my OR can say that civilians only spawn at a certain distance, but you still have a lot of models to keep track of. (And remember, this is for an 'above' perspective.) Gay.

They speak in a bizarre, grunting language that almost seems like a precursor to Simlish. (Note: Simlish is debuted IN simcopter, therefore it can not be a precurser (for the time period))

I think it is obvious that nothing in this article is referenced and is 90% Original Research.

  • This grunting language can't be simlish, because there is English text on buildings and other references in SimCity 3000.

Just because there is english text in sim city 3000 doesn't mean that the language in sim copter isn't simlish. Sim copter allowed players to import cities from sim city 2000, Not sim city 3000, Although I did import some cities from Sim city 2000 into Sim city 3000.. If there was english writing on buildings or billboards in Sim copter then I might agree. 20:08, 8 November 2007 (UTC)


Yes, someone should just copy or reference this page on another site, then reference that site as point of reference, and presto! Or should i say, and Wikipediowned! But wikipedia's notorious follies aside; this is an old video game, there is no in-depth third party research on it aside from gamer experience. It's pointless to cry POV on gamers simply technically describing the functioning of the game. No one is saying "This is the best game in the universe!", instead they're saying "you can exit the helicopter and pick up the injured or call for ambulance dispatch". I'm removing the neutrality and reference tags unless someone can find a serious POV incursion in the vein of say "It's stereo sound is the best stereo sound i ever heard it's like helicopter is in your room and your monitor is like a little window you're looking through man!!!". (talk) 01:01, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

you gotta be kidding. this game is barely playable —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Not sure what you're referring to exactly - technical playability or "enjoyability"? On modern machines, yes, you'll have difficulties playing this game, but those can be worked around with a combination of compatibility mode and a CPU slowing program. As for the level of enjoyment you get out of gameplay, well, that's up to you - personally I find this to be one of the most addictive and enjoyable games I've played. Yes, some of the graphics suck, yes there are a couple of glitches (the water tower draws its boundaries incorrectly, and the police car doesn't pull over to the side like it should) and yes, I wish the music WAV's were of higher quality, but those are my only complaints.
Remember, this game was rushed out by a team that was placed under an unimaginable deadline. That deadline wasn't helped by a rather selfish individual who felt that the world needed to hear his opinion, and he communicated his message by doing his best to ruin their gameplay (though, as it happened, the "himbos" glitch turned out to be a massive flop, and most players just found it to be funny. Servin tried to laugh it off later by saying it was just a joke. Yeah, sure...). With all this nonsense, the fact that they managed to put together something as awesome as what they did continues to amaze me. Passing it off as "barely playable" is a bit harsh when you consider what this game went through to even make it to the shops. SMC (talk) 13:48, 19 November 2009 (UTC)

A patched easter egg[edit]

I noticed a sentence in the SimCity 2000 article that concerned SimCopter, but doesn't seem to have a counterpart here; does anyone know anything about this? I hesitate to add it to the article before it can be confirmed with a source. Phoenix-forgotten 22:00, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

"SimCopter was perhaps best known for a rather notorious Easter egg which, if successfully triggered, depicted two scantily clad men in a homosexually provacative state. Due to the (predictable) uproar, this "feature" was patched over in a future release."
Yep, it's all true and I have a source for it somewhere in this pile of magazines. I'm cataloging them all for the Wikipedia:WikiProject Computer and video games/Magazines so when I do find a source I'll put it here. - X201 22:12, 10 October 2006 (UTC)

In the very first version of SimCopter, Supposedly when you complete a mission instead of a band playing at your hanger there are girls in bikinis. This was supposedly patched up because I do not remember seeing girls in bikinis after completing a mission. Also it should be noted that is you use the "Greet" Key (F10, I believe) Sims may do strange things. They may shoot at you, They may get abducted by aliens or they may go in a very strange pose and you'll hear what I assume are fart sounds. 20:02, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

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Article faults[edit]

This article contains, quite frankly, an enormous amount of useless information (including the entire 'Objectives' section), unverified claims and a number of trivial waiting-to-be-deleted sections and subsections. This article will require a MAJOR cleanup and rewriting to get anywhere off its 'start' ranking. I'll try to work through this over the next couple of weeks :/ Trollyboy (talk) 03:42, 13 November 2011 (UTC)