For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had a copy of StuntCopter on one of my Macs. The game is so incredibly simple, and while there are multiple versions of this game out there, they’re all pretty much the same.
In StuntCopter you pilot a helicopter and drop a stuntman into a hay-wagon. The stuntman jumps when you click the mouse. Land all 5 men safely in the wagon to advance to the next round. The higher you drop your stuntman, the more points you earn. After the 4th round gravity starts to change, which tends to throw me off.
I used to be a champion at this game, but now I struggle to beat the 4th round. This is a game that, for me, gets harder with age. That’s not a bad thing though. Personally, I like a challenge!
If you were a fan of Stunt Copter back in it’s day, it’s certainly a nostalgic one to revisit. Antell Software released a free version of it for current Macs, (though its not the same playing it in high resolutions on current Macs) and Nerdgames released it for iPhone/iPod Touch.
StuntCopter was originally written by Duane Blehm of HomeTown software. While I wasn’t aware of it at the time, (being 5 years old) he passed away unexpectedly in 1988.
Duane released several beloved games in the Macintosh community, all of which were released to the public domain by his parents.