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Chopper I Chopper I - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Chopper I - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Vertically scrolling helicopter shoot 'em up. You fight choppers, tanks and boats. Shooting large choppers gives power-up, either heavier guns or special bombs. Watch out for obstacles rising from the ground.

Chopper I was produced by SNK in 1988.

SNK released 183 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. SNK was based in Japan.

Other machines made by SNK during the time period Chopper I was produced include: Guerrilla War, Guevara, Touchdown Fever, Battle Field, Bermuda Triangle, Gold Medalist, P.O.W. - Prisoners Of War, Fighting Soccer, Mechanized Attack, and Koukuu Kihei Monogatari - The Legend Of Air Cavalry


Name Chopper I
Developer SNK (Japan)
Year 1988
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7334
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class JAMMA
Dipswitch Settings

Chopper I Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - FireCall Air Strike
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Chopper I Control Panel Image

Chopper I KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Chopper I Census

There are 14,820 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,502 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,875 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Common - There are 35 known instances of this machine owned by Chopper I collectors who are active members. Of these, 3 of them are original dedicated machines. 2 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 29 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with a Chopper I machine for sale. There is one active VAPS member with an extra Chopper I circuit board for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

This game ranks a 8 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



CPU: 2xZ80
SOUND: YM-3812 and Y8950


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SNK Chopper I Arcade PCB, Jamma, For Parts, 航空騎兵物語, 1

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