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Choplifter
System(s): Sega System 1, Sega System 2, SG-1000, Sega Master System
Publisher:
Developer:
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade (System 1)
JP
¥? ?
Arcade (System 2)
JP
¥? ?






















SG-1000
JP
¥4,300 C-48
SG-1000
TW
NT$? ?



Sega Master System
US
$? 5051
Sega Master System
UK
£19.95More...[2] MK-5051-50
Sega Master System
FR
?F MK-5051-50
Sega Master System
DE
DM 79 41001
Sega Master System
ES
?Ptas MK-5051-50
Sega Master System
BR
R$? ?




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Choplifter (チョップリフター) is a side-scrolling action game developed by Dan Gorlin for Brøderbund that was originally released for the Apple II computer in 1982. The player controls a combat chopper that must retrieve P.O.Ws. trapped in enemy camps and then transport them back to the player's home base. In 1985, Sega remade Choplifter as an arcade game, being the first game developed for their System 2 hardware (although variants of the game were also produced that ran on the earlier System 1 hardware). The same year, Sega also released a My Card version of Choplifter for the SG-1000, while a cartridge version for the Sega Master System was later produced in 1987 for the North American and European markets. A Choplifter III was later released for the Sega Game Gear in 1994 by a third-party publisher, unrelated to any of the first-party versions published by Sega.

Sega's 1992 System 32 arcade game Air Rescue features a similar premise and is considered something of a spiritual successor.

Production credits

System 1 version


Master System version


NOTE: "Special Thanks..." is found in the ROM but not listed in-game

Hints

Magazine articles

Main article: Choplifter/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Choplifter Arcade EU Flyer.pdf

PDF
System 1 export flyer

Choplifter System2 JP Flyer.pdf

PDF
System 2 JP flyer

Azar ES 013.pdf

PDF
Arcade print advert in Azar (ES) #13: "Diciembre 1985" (1985-xx-xx)

ACE UK 06.pdfACE UK 06.pdf

PDF
Master System print advert in ACE (UK) #6: "March 1988" (1988-02-04)
also published in:
  • Computer & Video Games (UK) #77: "March 1988" (1988-02-15)More...[3]

Pixel GR 66.pdfPixel GR 66.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Pixel (GR) #66: "Máios 1990" (1990-xx-xx)

Physical scans

System 1 version

System 1, US
Choplifter System1 US Marquee.jpg
Choplifter System1 US Instructions.jpg
Choplifter System1 US Manual.pdf
Manual
System 1, JP
Notavailable.svgChoplifter System1 JP Instructions.jpg
Instuction card(s)

SG-1000 version

SG-1000, JP
Choplifter SG1000 JP Box.jpg
Cover
Choplifter SG JP Cardback.jpgChoplifter SG JP Card.jpg
Card
ChoplifterSGJPManual.pdf
Manual
SG-1000, TW

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
87 More...[4]
89 More...[5]
80 More...[6]
80 More...[7]
89 More...[8]
Sega Master System
85
Based on
5 reviews

Master System, US
Choplifter SMS US cover.jpg
Cover
Choplifter sms us cart.jpg
Cart
Choplifter sms us manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, US (rerelease)
Choplifter SMS US cover2.jpg
Cover
Master System, EU
Choplifter SMS EU cover.jpg
Cover
Master System, EU
"No Limits" variant
Choplifter SMS EU nolimits cover.jpg
Cover
Master System, DE
Choplifter SMS DE cover.jpg
Cover
Master System, BR
ChoplifterSMSBRCardboard.jpg
Cover
ChoplifterSMSBRCartridge2.jpg
Cart
ChoplifterSMSBRManual.pdf
Manual
Master System, BR (newer)
Choplifter SMS BR cover.jpg
Cover
Choplifter SMS BR Cart.jpg
Cart
Choplifter SMS BR Manual Alt.pdf
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
SG-1000
 ?
CRC32 732B7180
MD5 EE557C7811F03C44965A56B80801A3B9
SHA-1 E0828517FDC9A5537FDA39DBC49942494EB3196D
32kB Cartridge (JP)
SG-1000
 ?
CRC32 FF435469
MD5 0500FE7F7CBDA7A9EC19BE1094AA67DD
SHA-1 DA92459E64ED6CC0CE93B03A60FAD049E13A505F
32kB Cartridge (JP)
SG-1000
 ?
CRC32 746A8D86
MD5 AB4105FD66E149E2BFBD5E5566E6AA76
SHA-1 AF6C40FEBE02FE2B424EA99E666CF3F451EB5A1F
32kB Cartridge (TW)
SG-1000
 ?
CRC32 7C603987
MD5 DAC1F7D97039682793378FDBA7EE2D8E
SHA-1 61D1AFE62B2BE0DA26D8A185828387063DD4B06E
32kB Cartridge (TW) (Alt1)
SG-1000
 ?
CRC32 825E1AAE
MD5 3427AE928BCE91B314E62BE92DBF8446
SHA-1 DAF36C050B0E507D2F2470050299A648716C9158
32kB Cartridge (TW) (Alt2)
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 4A21C15F
MD5 747A206EAAADF48714695E8B4CCEAD7E
SHA-1 856E741EEC9692FCC3B22C5C5642F54482E6E00B
128kB Cartridge (EU/US)

References

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