Hello Copter Review
- Publisher: Sarcastic Hedgehog Ltd
- Genre: Entertainment
- Released: 12 Jan, 2012
- Size: 18.0 MB
- Price: $0.99
- Inventive obstacle monsters.
- Groovy music playing while you copter away.
- The copter can be hard to control.
- Better balancing of obstacles needed.
A nice introduction to the endless runner genre (or in this case the endless flyer). Pleasant visuals but there are some balance issues.
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Game association can be an interesting thing. Playing Hello Copter invokes images of the old PC game Lander (or Lunar Lander as it was sometimes known). Those who have played Lander and are watching this video review are probably wondering what we're on about. It all comes down to the controls.
This is your standard control scheme of touch to go higher and release to drop down. So many games use this that it's become rather commonplace. Where Hello Copter differs is adding a large amount of friction to initial acceleration. You need to plan ahead a little bit as it takes a second or two for the helicopter rotors to speed up, leaving you vulnerable if you need to change heights quickly.
Aside from that it's a standard endless style of game. Rescue the birds on the ground, dodge all incoming obstacles, all that kind of jazz. The obstacles are quite amusing to look at however, from business birds on their way to work, to flying raccoon doggy things, to a giant boss monster swiping the landscape with his mouth full of monkeys. That alone with the groove-tastic music as you're buzzing along should provide some entertainment.
And that's pretty much it. You've all played this style of game to death by now, so unless you love the genre, enjoy the style, or have some young ones around that would be amused, this one's probably worth a miss.
DescriptionOnce in a generation a game comes along to shift the paradigm of the entertainment Zeitgeist. This is not that game.....
Fly through the bizarre world of Propeller Dogs, Business Birds, Pig Witches and more. Release the stranded birds' inner child to gain multipliers. Link to Twitter and those birds are chosen from the people you follow on Twitter. Power ups allow you to repair damage, slow down time and raise your shields to turn the tables on everything you've been trying to avoid.
With full Game Center support, multiple achievements, in-game Twitter bragging and expansion packs on the way, Hello Copter can best be described as a game.
Follow @sarcyhedgehog on Twitter to unlock the special character in the game.
***We are aware of some people having problems Tweeting from the game. This can happen when Twitter is busy etc. Sadly, this is out of our control***
"It's gorgeous, pure and simple; a pin-sharp masterpiece that resembles a page from a classic children's book. Adorable art design and a vibrant colour palette set it apart from practically every other game on the service, and it looks just as impressive as any of the weekly offerings from Chillingo, PopCap or Zynga. If not much more so."
"Hello Copter is an addictive and captivatingly beautiful endless flier. We can't wait to see what Sarcastic Hedgehog have in store for us next."
"Hello Copter is a very cool use of Twitter", "The graphics are also cute and well designed"
Bye Bye Boredom" " whole lot of honest-to-goodness fun" "beautiful visuals, and bonkers character-design amount to a title that’s bound to raise a smile from iGamers of all ages"
"Hello Copter is another one of those great fun and addictive casual games that you will come back to time and time again."
"It will pull you in and keep you coming back for more time and time again like all great casual games do and with the nice use of Twitter in this game it's a game that i recommend. "