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Choplifter
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega System 1, Sega System 2, SG-1000, Sega Master System
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
$? 5051
Sega Master System
UK
£19.95[1] MK-5051-50
Sega Master System
FR
?F MK-5051-50
Sega Master System
DE
DM 79 41001
Sega Master System
ES
?Ptas MK-5051-50
Sega Master System
BR
R$? ?



Choplifter (チョップリフター) is a 1982 Apple II game developed by Dan Gorlin and published by Brøderbund. In the game you pilot a helicopter and must rescue people from prisoner of war camps.

Sega were responsible for an arcade remake on both the Sega System 1 and Sega System 2 hardware in 1985. This version was ported to a variety of platforms, including the SG-1000 in 1985 and the Sega Master System in 1986.

Though Choplifter II was a Nintendo Game Boy exclusive, Choplifter III was ported to the Sega Game Gear.

One of Sega's own games, Air Rescue may have been influenced by Choplifter.

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

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Choplifter Arcade EU Flyer.pdf

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Choplifter System2 JP Flyer.pdf

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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)[2]

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
Choplifter System1 JP Instructions.jpg

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 №1, p51[3]
89 №4, p94[4]
80 №9, p13[5]
80 №23, p55
89 №2, p18[6]
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

References

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NEC Retro has more information related to Choplifter.
  1. 1.0 1.1 File:CVG UK 073.pdf, page 132
  2. File:CVG UK 077.pdf, page 10
  3. File:CompleteGuideToConsoles_UK_01.pdf, page 51
  4. File:CGtC UK 04.pdf, page 94
  5. File:StheSegaMagazine UK 09.pdf, page 13
  6. File:SegaPro UK 02.pdf, page 20