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Assault Rigs
Publisher: Soft Bank
Developer:
System(s): Sega Saturn
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (14 tracks)
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,800 T-18606G



Assault Rigs (アサルトリグス) is a 1997 3D tank shooting game by Psygnosis for various platforms, including the Sega Saturn. The Saturn version was only released in Japan. C&VG #187 suggests a European May 1997 release, which never occurred[1], and a US version was planned, prior to publishers THQ dropping out of the Saturn market in the summer of 1997[2].

Gameplay

In Assault Rigs the player controls a tank, tasked with collecting a specified number of gems in a 3D stage before getting to a marked exit. Enemy turrets and vehicles are encountered along the way which can be destroyed with the tank's projectile, and likewise, the player loses a life if hit too often by enemy fire.

Versions

Assault Rigs is one of several Psygnosis-created PlayStation games which was brought to the Saturn by Perfect Entertainment. The original PlayStation version debuted in early 1996, while this Saturn port did not arrive until much later in September 1997.

Both versions are broadly similar, however as with the Saturn ports of Destruction Derby and Wipeout, alpha transparency effects are simulated using a checkerboard "mesh" pattern. Likewise, the Saturn cannot match the frame rate of the PlayStation original, dropping well below the intended 30FPS in busy scenes. This is particularly noticeable in later levels, with are both bigger and utilise more texture-mapped polygons.

Support for Dolby Surround was dropped in the Saturn port.

Track list


1. [data track] ({{{time}}})


2. Front End (01:52)
Composed by: Andrew Crowley, Stuart Duffield, Matt Furniss


3. Military 1 (04:28)
Composed by: Andrew Crowley, Stuart Duffield, Matt Furniss


4. Military 2 (04:35)
Composed by: Andrew Crowley, Stuart Duffield, Matt Furniss


5. VR 1 (04:56)
Composed by: Andrew Crowley, Stuart Duffield, Matt Furniss


6. VR 2 (07:19)
Composed by: Andrew Crowley, Stuart Duffield, Matt Furniss


7. Steam 1 (03:41)
Composed by: Andrew Crowley, Stuart Duffield, Matt Furniss


8. Steam 2 (03:26)
Composed by: Andrew Crowley, Stuart Duffield, Matt Furniss


9. War 1 (04:00)
Composed by: Andrew Crowley, Stuart Duffield, Matt Furniss


10. War 2 (03:57)
Composed by: Andrew Crowley, Stuart Duffield, Matt Furniss


11. Complete (02:41)
Composed by: Andrew Crowley, Stuart Duffield, Matt Furniss


12. Continue (01:31)
Composed by: Andrew Crowley, Stuart Duffield, Matt Furniss


13. Logo (00:29)
Composed by: Andrew Crowley, Stuart Duffield, Matt Furniss


14. Credits (02:41)
Composed by: Andrew Crowley, Stuart Duffield, Matt Furniss


15. Arena Done (01:07)
Composed by: Andrew Crowley, Stuart Duffield, Matt Furniss
Running time: 46:43

Magazine articles

Main article: Assault Rigs/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
48 №457, p33
53 №1997-32, p195[3]
Sega Saturn
51
Based on
2 reviews

Saturn, JP
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Cover
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Spinecard
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Disc

References

  1. File:CVG UK 187.pdf, page 48
  2. File:UltraGamePlayers US 100.pdf, page 14
  3. File:SSM_JP_19970919_1997-32.pdf, page 197