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Old 02-23-2008, 12:42 PM   #1
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OK, This game will frustrate you. Do not try this at work.

The rules are: Hold your left mouse button down, it goes up. Release it, and it goes down. I suspect the real gamers will excel, but I didn't. I'd post my score, but it's so low, it's embarrassing. Another answer to what do you do all day.

http://www.hurtwood.demon.co.uk/Fun/copter.swf
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Stupid f*$^%##@ game! Who would have thought that it's easier to destroy helicopters than to shoot sheep.
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Old 02-23-2008, 01:36 PM   #3
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I tried 3 times and quit. That is one of the great things about retirement. If I want to I will, if not, I quit.
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Old 02-23-2008, 01:46 PM   #4
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Best Distance 1634. I feel proud about that number.
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Old 02-23-2008, 02:24 PM   #5
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Very annoying!
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Not designed for old farts like us you...
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Old 02-23-2008, 02:37 PM   #7
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Yeah, I don't like anything that makes me nervous, reminds me of w$rk.
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Best Distance 1634. I feel proud about that number.
You should -- I got to 522 after killing about 150 pilots -- may do better later.

I must say though, this game is carpal tunnel waiting to happen.
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NOOO I stopped after 1 try this game would suck me in!
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One trick is that it drops a lot faster than it rises. Also, you've got to get used to looking ahead.

But, I stopped after a few trials, because it was putting a lot of stress on my laptop mouse button -- you tend to jab down pretty hard on that.
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-- not to mention the wear and tear on the mouse cord caused by the friction of all those moving electrons...
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1595. The secret is to not hit the green things.
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I understand that this is true for the real ones, too.
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Old 02-23-2008, 08:51 PM   #14
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686 later boy my eyes are getting a workout. Me likey.
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Old 02-23-2008, 09:04 PM   #15
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If helicopters are so safe, how come there are no vintage/classic helicopter fly-ins?
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Apologies to Wayne Newton. I recall him saying this on tv many years ago but I can't find a quote. Paraphrasing:

How do you tell the difference between a good helicopter pilot and a bad one? The good ones are still alive.
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Old 02-23-2008, 09:46 PM   #16
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1904 - you just have to Be The Copter - for 8 hours! Not quite that long but long enough.
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465 after three tries, definitely tricky and fun! Perhaps I'll waste some time on it...nicely done.

Oooh, 1102 on 4th try, nice tip T-al! I find that rapid clicks of the mouse give you more control. Tap tap tap to inch up or down depending on cadence. From Adagio to Allegretto
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I made a better farmer than a copter pilot. plowed a lot of dirt on my attempts. Got to 853 once.
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I went about 500 ft before i got bored, this game has a lot of similarities to the old Pong game.
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Finally a game similar to the old ones. Here are some blasts from the past.

Free Pacman
Neave Games :: Space Invaders
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