Megacopter: Blades of the Goddess
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Back in the early 90s, Electronic Arts released Desert Strike for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, a gulf-war-inspired game that had players control an Apache helicopter and complete missions such as saving hostages and blowing up enemy weapons and bases.

It was an almost instant hit following its initial release and received brilliant reviews from magazines like Mean Machines and Computer and Video Games, so ports and sequels to the game inevitably followed. These included games like Jungle Strike (1993), Urban Strike (1994), Soviet Strike (1996) and Nuclear Strike (1997).

Sadly, since the late '90s, the series has seemingly gone on an indefinite hiatus, with EA being content to do absolutely nothing with the license. But recently we came across an exciting new game that looks to scratch the very same itch, in the form of Pizza Bear Games' upcoming Steam title Megacopter: Blades of the Goddess.

Megacopter: Blades of the Goddess is an upcoming homage to the Strike series that is described as a blend of "80s/90s retro games (Choplifter, Desert/Jungle/Urban Strike)" and TV shows such as "Airwolf" and "Knight Rider". It shares the same isometric perspective seen in Desert Strike, Jungle Strike, and Urban Strike, but throws in giant monsters and a much more colourful, comic-book-style aesthetic. From the videos and screenshots we've seen so far, it definitely looks to be one to watch.

No release date has been announced yet for the game, but you can wishlist it now on Steam to help spread the word.

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