saucelifter 1.1Madgarden's Saucelifter [App Store] is one of my favorite games for the iPhone platform.  A stylized remake of Broderbund's classic rescue action shooter Choplifter, Saucelifter involves flying your saucer to the Earth prison barracks, blasting open the doors, picking up your captive crewmates, and dropping them off at the transporter where they're beamed safely back to your alien world.

A peaceful interstellar mission-gone-wrong has left your crewmates stranded, and in the hands of an aggressive Earth military! Now, your mastery of superior flying-saucer technology is their only hope for survival.

Will you rescue the helpless captives and beam them home to safety.. or will Earth's mechanized military madness result in your total destruction?

Madgarden has just released a free, lite version of the game [App Store] which offers the tutorial and first four waves on Easy mode, with no day/night progression or highscores.  Marking the release of the lite version, Madgarden is running a sale on the original [App Store] ($0.99, down from $1.99) until the v1.2 update is released.  (The v1.1 update brought numerous enhancements.)

See our gameplay video of the v1.0 original release.


[ Full HD version | Low Bandwidth version ]

App Store Link: Saucelifter, $0.99 (limited time), Saucelifter Lite, Free

TouchArcade Rating

  • skamando

    I truly hope that everyone purchases this game. This is one of the best on the iPhone, and even at $2 it was a steal. Anyone on the fence for any reason should get this now. Madgarden is one of my favorite devs and should get as much support as possible.

  • skamando

    I truly hope that everyone purchases this game. This is one of the best on the iPhone, and even at $2 it was a steal. Anyone on the fence for any reason should get this now. Madgarden is one of my favorite devs and should get as much support as possible.

  • Hämmer

    I played the PC version ages ago. Just picked up the Lite version for touch. This game is HARD. If that sounds daunting, pick up Saucey Lite from the AppStore and get used to the controls. Then go buy it! (It will still kick your ass :-P)

  • Hämmer

    I played the PC version ages ago. Just picked up the Lite version for touch. This game is HARD. If that sounds daunting, pick up Saucey Lite from the AppStore and get used to the controls. Then go buy it! (It will still kick your ass :-P)

  • JoshC.

    This game is sweet. For 99 cents definately pick it up.

  • JoshC.

    This game is sweet. For 99 cents definately pick it up.

  • TimothyB

    Just bought, been thinking about it, the sale helped me buy it now. Not that I was cheap and didn't want to pay full, but more that I had other games I needed to play before buying another. So in a way, the sale helped just buy it now, despite how I might not get to it for a while.

  • TimothyB

    Just bought, been thinking about it, the sale helped me buy it now. Not that I was cheap and didn't want to pay full, but more that I had other games I needed to play before buying another. So in a way, the sale helped just buy it now, despite how I might not get to it for a while.

  • TKO

    Are many of you finding it quite difficult? I liked the original c64 and Apple II game ..that I could handle. This one kicks my ass though. I could do with a super-novice mode.

    Brilliant game though. :D

  • TKO

    Are many of you finding it quite difficult? I liked the original c64 and Apple II game ..that I could handle. This one kicks my ass though. I could do with a super-novice mode.

    Brilliant game though. :D

  • http://www.saucelifter.com Madgarden

    TKO, there is a super novice mode... the tutorial. ;) Play around as much as you like in there! With a bit of practice and mastery of the saucer, you'll eventually breeze through Easy mode and get into the real challenge of the higher levels.

  • http://www.saucelifter.com Madgarden

    TKO, there is a super novice mode... the tutorial. ;) Play around as much as you like in there! With a bit of practice and mastery of the saucer, you'll eventually breeze through Easy mode and get into the real challenge of the higher levels.