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Final Assault is a mountain climbing action/simulation game. The object of the game is to climb to the peak of a mountain via several different trails of varying difficulty. Progress is made in a fashion similar to that used in Epyx 'games' series, with alternating joystick movements. To help out, you carry a backpack which you may stock with assorted items. Since there is a weight limit, you must choose which items you most likely will need for a given trail. For example, an exceptionally long trail may require camping gear and some additional food, where as a short trail will allow for some more luxuries such as extra rope.


Final Assault Thomson TO Lovely mountains
Final Assault DOS Chamonix Challenge author screen
Final Assault DOS The mountain you're about to climb... (Hercules Monochrome)
Final Assault Thomson TO I feel down a crevasse

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Alternate Titles

  • "Chamonix Challenge" -- European title
  • "Bivouac" -- French title

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Critic Reviews Amiga Nov 04, 2011 17 out of 20 85 Atari ST Nov 04, 2011 17 out of 20 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Dec, 1987 9.14 out of 12 76
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Feb, 1988 72 out of 100 72
Atari ST User Atari ST Mar, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Feb, 1988 7 out of 10 70
The Games Machine (UK) DOS Apr, 1988 68 out of 100 68
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Feb, 1988 65 out of 100 65
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Dec, 1988 57 out of 100 57
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Dec, 1988 527 out of 1000 53


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