Helicopter for the BlackBerry Storm

By Kevin Michaluk on 13 Apr 2009 12:41 pm EDT
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Helicopter for the BlackBerry Storm

iCopter is one of those addicting little apps that a lot of iPhone users have installed on their device, and thanks to MightyMad it has now come to the BlackBerry Storm in a prettier and more feature-packed form called Helicopter.

The goal of game is to guide the helicopter through the cave and avoid the obstacles. Touching your finger to the Storm's display makes the helicopter gain altitude, while removing it makes it drop. I'd argue the game play is a little trickier to get the feel for than its iPhone equivalent, but within just a few minutes I was able to bust a score of over 3,000 in distance mode (so not too bad!).

In addition to Distance mode, where you see how far you can fly before crashing, Helicopter also offers Level mode, so you can play shorter levels that get progressively increase in difficulty (a nice touch). There are three levels of difficulty and sounds and several color options to keep things fun.

Helicopter sells for $2.95 (no free trial available) and is available in the CrackBerry App Store. Best part yet, the developer is active in the CrackBerry forums talking to members which will ensure version 2 is even better. This is really a well-built, nice looking little game. I hope we see more simple and fun apps like this from MightyMad in the near future (just don't forget about the non-Storm owners)!

18 comments

rynechaloux

The numbers in the app store are so much in favor of non-storm devices i'm so glad to see a developer actually focus on a great game just for the storm. I hate having to play games not meant for the storms touchscreen and mightymad has done a GREAT JOB. Haven't put this game down since I got it, it is so addicting! Keep the Storm Exclusive games coming!

tmaneri

Oh shoot, I'm on the front page! :)

Pre-dawn raid

Looks like an Atari game...

Dukins

This game is awesome. Its a little tricky at first, but after about 5-15 minutes, I was able to grasp on. Great app and very addicting.

nelsonn

When are these developers going to realize that they are losing out on potential sales by not offering a free trial???

I'm sure as hell not dishing out any amount of money on ANY app unless I am happy with how it works!

C'mon developers...listen to the people and offer FREE trials so we can try BEFORE we buy!

BBA

This is the best game ever made for BlackBerry!
-Fabian

Blackberry Guy2233333

I agree free trials are key, in order to get addicted, one my first try it. With all of the horrible apps out there I'm not going to waste my money finding the good ones!

Snowman81

The game looks very low rent, nothing about this game looks pretty...as one person said the game play graphics looks like they came from an Atari 2600. What a joke.

matt_litwin

This is a blackberry version of an online flash game that blew up on facebook and other various sites. why be such a hater? Just don't download it and keep missing out on the fun.

Mordecaidrake

He put it on appworld too =p

cslave

Excuse me but, $3 for helicopter?! Thats ridiculous.

This is a "meh" game at best...its not worth anything more than $1, AT BEST.

Good luck with that price tag and no free trials. Helicopter is what you'd usually except for free..

Snowman81

Just how I feel...I don't know how anyone can justify paying 3 bucks for this game, but to each his own.

Aleister

Until little arcade type games like this are free (as they would be on the iPhone App Store) the BB app store is not going to compete.

tmaneri

Thanks alot masked, its people like you that makes us not want to make games...

jforce

Wow. Looks like a great game. I'm a huge fan of the original helicopter game on PC and I have the Paper Airplane game from App World installed on my 8900. I would definitely buy this game if you make it compatible with other trackball devices. I'm totally addicted to Paper Airplane and this looks like a huge step up. Do you have plans for another version?
Sent from my BlackBerry™ Javelin 8900

rvzero

These games are freely available to everyone on the internet, why would I want to pay to play it on my phone? When BBs get proper flash support, apps like this will be obsolete as people can experience the real deal online.