Always been a big fan of Choplifter so good to see this!I think the VIC-20 version was a bit too ambitious for the hardware. The Atari 5200 translation is surprisingly poor, especially as the XL/XE version looks so great. The 7800 version is definitely the best of the original versions for me. The Master System iteration, which is a conversion of the arcade game not the Apple II original, is superb and one of my favourite games on that machine.
Reading through Crash Nov.'84 issue:Pioneer by Atlantis.Looked like a basic Scramble clone, with a Choplifter style chopper, but then reading on saw what made it different was there were humans, waving on the ground who you could winch to saftey.Game got overall score of 67%Any Speccy owners ever played it?.
That game looks pretty cool! I want to try that out now!