Game History - Paratrooper - 1982
Paratrooper is a single screen arcade action game where the player controls a stationary
machine gun turret trying to shoot down all incoming enemies. The turret has unlimited
ammo but a limited angle of fire (up to 90 degrees left and right). Each shot also
costs one point, so the player must be conservative with ammunition when going for high
At first, helicopters start appearing from both sides of the screen's upper part.
Paratroopers are jumping down from those helicopters; if four or more of them touch the
ground, they will form a human ladder, climb up to the turret, and destroy it. To avoid
that, the player has to shoot either the paratroopers themselves or their parachutes -
for different effects but the same results.
After the player has withstood several waves of helicopters, bomber planes start appearing.
These planes shoot bombs directly at the turret, which do not miss and destroy it right
away. To counter that, the player can either eliminate the plane before it has the chance
to drop the bomb, or destroy the bomb itself in mid-air. Shooting bombs scores the most
Surviving this stage effectively puts the game on an indefinite loop, with more helicopter
and bomber plane stages alternating with increased difficulty. There are no continues and
the player has to start over if the turret was destroyed.
Game history from Moby Games
Game created by Orion Software, Inc. in 1982
File Download - Paratrooper-1982.zip