After our previous installment of Saturday Heat Signature, where we looked at the promising adventure/builder Cube World, we took a different genre and found an easy-going, entertaining, side-scrolling combat arcade game to play: Choplifter HD.
It's a rehash of an older game, but the new variation looks brilliant and has gameplay that's semi-challenging yet not brain-wracking. The objective is to fly your chopper to an evac point, pick up civilians, and then cover your retreat with a hail of missile fire and spitting machine gun bullets. The video tells it all:
If you're interested in this game, you can check out their official website here. The game is currently $10 and should get you an easy few hours of semi-casual gameplay.
The devs have already put out several DLC packs, some of which are free, so be sure to give the game a look.
Steve started GamersNexus back when it was just a cool name, and now it's grown into an expansive website with an overwhelming amount of features. He recalls his first difficult decision with GN's direction: "I didn't know whether or not I wanted 'Gamers' to have a possessive apostrophe -- I mean, grammatically it should, but I didn't like it in the name. It was ugly. I also had people who were typing apostrophes into the address bar - sigh. It made sense to just leave it as 'Gamers.'"
First world problems, Steve. First world problems.