One of the earlier Toaplan games, the prequel to the more famous Twin
Cobra, but still devilishly difficult to play and a lot of fun
once you get somewhere. It is maybe not as visually pleasing as
some later efforts such as Flying
Shark or Twin Cobra, but
considering the hardware this is as close to perfection in
gameplay as you might get. The game runs on hardware similar to
Slap Fight with a little less features.
An interesting thing about Tiger Heli is that you see the bombs
on the side of the Helicopter, and if an enemy shot hits one of
your bombs, you detonate the bomb instead of losing a life! This
is different from all other Toaplan shoot'em-ups
If you are a fan of games such as Flying Shark and Twin Cobra
you should check this one out too, and give it a lot of time to
learn, because this is one of the gems.
Music and sound created by Tatsuya Uemura.
Click here to read the story
from the NES manual
The game was converted to the NES, published by Acclaim in the
US and Canada.