Hanna in a Choppa
Hanna in a Choppa is a physics-based puzzle/action game where you fly around and do stuff in a helicopter. It's true! Across 21 levels you'll perform a handful of ordinary, challenging, and downright funny tasks such as bake a cake (even though it's a lie), pull down a tower of goo, herd sheep, and give a giant a haircut, all with the aid of your trusty winch. The game creates a fun sandbox-type atmosphere and encourages you to play with the environment as much as possible. And play you shall!
There are two control schemes for Hanna in a Choppa, one that utilizes the [arrow] keys for movement and one that's mouse-driven. The latter is much more sensitive than the former, so stick with the original when you first start playing. Deploy the winch, which allows you to grab onto objects and tow them, with the [spacebar]. Useful for herding sheep and saving drowning sailors, too.
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Although the game is relatively short, replay value is strong thanks to a handful of achievements that encourage you to retry levels with different goals in mind. How fast can you zoom through the tunnels? Can you make it without touching the walls? Can you squeeze through the gap without knocking the tower down? Try it, and if you succeed, you'll get that little checkmark of accomplishment.
Analysis: The levels in Hanna in a Choppa are extraordinarily creative and make the game worth its weight in orange-colored gold. Expect parodies at every turn, including a World of Goo riff along with the Portal-themed level pictured above. Half the fun is seeing what's around the next turn on the overworld map. The music, flavor texts strewn throughout the levels, and overall atmosphere are out to make you grin.
Hanna in a Choppa is one of those rare games that's well-built, challenging, and hilarious. It's got style. It's got attitude. It's got a helicopter throwing around one ton weights with a winch. And it's got win.
Cheers to Peter for sending this one in!