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Become an emergency pilot and test your skills to their limits, as you sit in the cockpit of an emergency helicopter, across more than 40 challenging missions. Choose from 8 models of 'copter, each varying in size, ability and specs.
Release Date: Feb 28, 2014
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About the Game

Become an emergency pilot and test your skills to their limits, as you sit in the cockpit of an emergency helicopter, across more than 40 challenging missions. Choose from 8 models of 'copter, each varying in size, ability and specs.

Fighting forest fires, communication failures, and conducting perilous search and rescue missions are just the start... you'll face many more natural disasters throughout your missions.

2014 edition comes with brand new Sightseeing Mode Challenge, that will allow pilots to explore each island in search of beautiful, but sometimes hard to reach spots with ultra-light helicopter. And if that's not enough there are lots of achievements to unlock. Game engine was also upgraded with newer shader effects to achieve even more stunning visual quality.

Game features:
- 10 different helicopters
- 45 various missions
- over 400km2 of terrain
- changing weather conditions
- well-balanced flight controls
- fully configurable controller support
- sightseeing mode in free play
- Steam achievements

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo 1.8GHz or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024 MB GeForce 9600GT or Radeon equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2700 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3 / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Core i5 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024 MB GeForce GTS 450 or Radeon equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2700 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL compatible
Helpful customer reviews
19 of 24 people (79%) found this review helpful
310 products in account
104 reviews
0.4 hrs on record
No, just no. Another one of these damn horrible "simulators".
I paid 1€ for it, no way I would pay more than that for it.
Posted: July 26
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
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3 reviews
0.3 hrs on record
The game crash in Tutorial Mission.
This game crash in First MIssion.
This game crash in all missions.
In other words...

THIS GAME NOT WORK, the forum is full of people with the same crashes...

DONT BUY IT, you have 70% probably dont work you.

Buy it on your own risk
Posted: May 18
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
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5 reviews
0.1 hrs on record
Crashes in the first mission :D
Posted: May 26
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
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2 reviews
4.7 hrs on record
Nice game. It's not a sim. You have to edit the control inputs to fly easy. If you don't do that, you should make mistakes.
Nice helicopters, landscapes, sound, levels, graphics and... more. It's easy to learn how everything works.

It's my best helicopter simulation game untill now.

8/10
Posted: August 16
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
87 products in account
2 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
This would have been awesome if it had been released about ten years ago.
Or, at least all right, fifteen years ago.

10/10 would spend 8.99 euros from 1998 again.

Also, after playing some more I noticed a disturbing lack of men in speedos with flourescent nipples, so I'd barely call this a helicopter simulator at all.
Posted: August 26
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323 of 372 people (87%) found this review helpful
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11 reviews
0.6 hrs on record
First Look: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jo0QSSho8Po
Ignore the "Helicopter Simulator" section of the game name, as it's not really a proper simulator of helicopter flying. I saw people asking in the discussions about things like trackIR, pedals and joysticks. This really isn't that sort of game so definitely don't buy it if that's what you're looking for. This is a search and rescue game that basically gives you a helicopter with basic controls (which are okay to handle but I found it a bit difficult on the landing) and gives you a number of missions where you must go and save people in various conditions.

The gameplay is very basic, and really feels quite dated. In the first mission I played it had strange requirements that made no sense. Why do I have to be at a certain height for a man to go down a rope to pick someone up? It's like artificial difficulty because the game would otherwise be rather mundane. Sadly it had the opposite effect as it just made it needlessly annoying.

The draw distance for detail on the ground is very poor so you have to be pretty much crashing into the trees below to see them appear at the same detail you'd have when you were on the helipad. The models are simple and textures are relatively low quality. The cockpit view was a definite disappointment. It didn't run all that well either, and didn't feel at all optimized. The loading screens were also abnormally long.

In comparison to the detailed and thoughtful "Car Mechanic Simulator" title they released recently, this is a huge drop in quality. I'm not saying you should steer well clear of this game, but I wouldn't recommend it either.
Posted: February 28
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