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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.


Assault Rigs DOS Main menu
Assault Rigs DOS Tank selection
Assault Rigs DOS Exploding turret
Assault Rigs DOS Crossing over a ramp.

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Alternate Titles

  • "アサルトリグス" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Entertainment Weekly Mar 08, 1996 A 100
PC Zone Aug 13, 2001 7.8 out of 10 78
PC Action Jan, 1996 75 out of 100 75
PC Games (Germany) Jan, 1996 74 out of 100 74
PC Player (Brazil) Jul, 1996 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Player (Germany) Jan, 1996 68 out of 100 68
PC Joker Jan, 1996 62 out of 100 62
High Score Jun, 1996 3 out of 5 60
World Village (Gamer's Zone) 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Aug, 1996 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30


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