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Assault Rigs

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Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
67
4.0
PlayStation
76
4.1
SEGA Saturn
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Description

In the future, physical sports will be replaced by a violent virtual contest, where a lot of gambling and corporate cash is involved.

Such is the setting for this action-packed game, where you act as a jockey for a virtual tank of massive firepower, called a Rig. Navigate through the maze-like arenas with jumps, elevators and movable blocks. Pick up power-ups to overcome other Rigs, or Gems to advance through more than 40 levels.

Graphics and ambiance are inspired, it seems, by Tron, and place the player in a "wire framed" virtual environment. The focus here, though, is not racing, but rather blowing your opponent to oblivion. For that purpose the game gives the player progressively more power and versatility. Mini guns, laser cannons and heat seeking missiles are pretty much standard gear, but it also has a couple of twists of its own: feed your guns bouncing or shattering ammo rounds for added firepower, or experiment with the fly-by-wire missiles, where you remote control it to your target of preference. Shields and turrets are also at your disposal.

Also, as the game progresses, you can choose different tanks (Rigs) to use in your struggle to survive the clash. The game features 3-D graphics with light sourcing and multiplayer features.

Screenshots

Assault Rigs DOS Explosion
Assault Rigs DOS Second gem of five
Assault Rigs DOS Main menu
Assault Rigs DOS Crossing over a ramp.

Alternate Titles

  • "アサルトリグス" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

Entertainment Weekly DOS Mar 08, 1996 A 100
GameFan Magazine PlayStation Dec, 1995 92 out of 100 92
Electric Playground PlayStation Mar 25, 1996 9 out of 10 90
Video Games & Computer Entertainment PlayStation Apr, 1996 8 out of 10 80
Game Players PlayStation Mar, 1996 78 out of 100 78
Mega Fun PlayStation Dec, 1995 78 out of 100 78
PC Player (Brazil) DOS Jul, 1996 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Power Play DOS Jan, 1996 62 out of 100 62
IGN PlayStation Nov 21, 1996 6 out of 10 60
All Game Guide PlayStation 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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