Cyber Assault

1990 ARC

Platforms: Atari ST and Commodore Amiga

Cyber Assault was a vector-based obstacle course game announced by ARC. In the game you must control a character called TRAX (an exo-skeletal humanoid), who can run, jump and walk through a 3D universe. Impressively he would have displayed over 70 faces animated accurately at 15 frames per second.

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The story would go that years ago, you murdered a civi-cop and were then imprisoned for life. Once a year, the worst prisoner is given the chance of freedom by entering the Cyber Assault. A deadly obstacle course race. Win and you are free. Fail and you are a dead man.

The game was due for release in December 1990, but was never to be for reasons currently unknown. Now for years I thought ARC were ARC Developments, but I’ve been educated properly this week and have found they are not – so we learn something every day :) . ARC was an Atari label which did games for Amiga and ST, and nothing to do with the development team.

With thanks to Karl Kuras for the heads up about the title, and additional shots and scans from Ross Sillifant.


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