David Frampton of Majic Jungle Software, who we interviewed earlier this month, has posted actual screenshots of his upcoming iPhone title Chopper running on the iPhone.  Chopper is a side-scrolling helicpoter game, reminiscent of the classic Choplifter, in which the player must complete various missions while avoiding enemy fire and return safely to the base.

David is putting the finishing touches on the iPhone version of Chopper which is no mere port of the Macintosh version, but a complete rewrite that takes full advantage of the iPhone's accelerometer controls and 3D graphics hardware.

Have a look:

These screenshots are taken from the current, in-development version of Chopper and don't necessarily reflect the exact look of the final product.  Chopper will be avialable at the launch of the iTunes App Store on July 11.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/Jake666Jimmy James

    I think that this game looks pretty cool, but the price may scare off some.

    It will probably cost $10 like the others, but that would be a shame seeing that 10 bucks is way too much. And $5 seems too low or to unrealistic. That leaves me to hope the game will cost around $7.50.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/Jake666Jimmy James

    I think that this game looks pretty cool, but the price may scare off some.

    It will probably cost $10 like the others, but that would be a shame seeing that 10 bucks is way too much. And $5 seems too low or to unrealistic. That leaves me to hope the game will cost around $7.50.

  • http://www.blakespot.com blakespot

    $10 is way too much and $5 is too low / unrealistic? $10 doesn't seem so scary to me. What do games cost on the PSP or DS?

  • http://www.blakespot.com blakespot

    $10 is way too much and $5 is too low / unrealistic? $10 doesn't seem so scary to me. What do games cost on the PSP or DS?

  • alec.h

    $5 seems fine to me maybe $7.50 at most.

  • alec.h

    $5 seems fine to me maybe $7.50 at most.

  • Constable Odo

    I'm not trying to be rude or anything, but saying that $10 is way too much is rather extreme. Are you people in elementary school or what? A pack of cigarettes almost cost that much. So does a couple of gallons of gasoline. And you'll only get a few days use out of those items. Teenagers in my neighborhood blow $10 on a lunch meal at Burger King. Going to the movies cost about $14 in New York City. $10 is too much? WTF.

  • Constable Odo

    I'm not trying to be rude or anything, but saying that $10 is way too much is rather extreme. Are you people in elementary school or what? A pack of cigarettes almost cost that much. So does a couple of gallons of gasoline. And you'll only get a few days use out of those items. Teenagers in my neighborhood blow $10 on a lunch meal at Burger King. Going to the movies cost about $14 in New York City. $10 is too much? WTF.

  • http://www.blakespot.com blakespot

    I think I paid $35 for Choplifter for my Apple //c back in 1984...

  • http://www.blakespot.com blakespot

    I think I paid $35 for Choplifter for my Apple //c back in 1984...

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/Jake666Jimmy James

    No I'm not in elementry school. I'm 18. Although $10 is usually a whole bunch of money, I do not plan on spending $10 bucks on a game this simple. As fun as it may be, it's not worth 10. The main reason that I'm saying that is because I'm comparing this game to Super Monkey Ball. If SMB costs $10, this should cost way less. Agreed?

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/Jake666Jimmy James

    No I'm not in elementry school. I'm 18. Although $10 is usually a whole bunch of money, I do not plan on spending $10 bucks on a game this simple. As fun as it may be, it's not worth 10. The main reason that I'm saying that is because I'm comparing this game to Super Monkey Ball. If SMB costs $10, this should cost way less. Agreed?

  • Rick

    @James

    I think you're making the error of saying that simplicity and quality are the same thing. Chopper is a super simple game, yes; however, it's also super addictive and really fun to play. Also, I think it's great as an iPhone game in that you can start and stop game play really quickly, meaning it's a great "play as you wait in line" game. I'm not a rich guy by any means, but I think ten bucks for this game is a fair price.

  • Rick

    @James

    I think you're making the error of saying that simplicity and quality are the same thing. Chopper is a super simple game, yes; however, it's also super addictive and really fun to play. Also, I think it's great as an iPhone game in that you can start and stop game play really quickly, meaning it's a great "play as you wait in line" game. I'm not a rich guy by any means, but I think ten bucks for this game is a fair price.