Extreme Assault

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Extreme Assault
Extreme Assault
North American cover art of Extreme Assault
Developer(s) Blue Byte
Publisher(s) Blue Byte
Designer(s) Erik Simon
Platform(s) MS-DOS
  • EU: 1997
  • NA: June 30, 1997
Genre(s) Action
Mode(s) Single player

Extreme Assault is a personal computer game developed by Blue Byte. It was released in 1997. The game revolves around the player assuming control of the fictitious Sioux AH-23 helicopter, and the fictitious T1 tank, to battle space aliens over several environments.

Although the game originally relied solely on the CPU for 3D rendering, later upgrades added support for the then popular 3dfx Voodoo Graphics series of 3D accelerator chips.

The game's 3D engine was also used in the strategy game Incubation.

The soundtrack for the game was composed and arranged by Chris Hülsbeck.


Players would first choose a pilot (difficulty) to be as, and then attempt to complete a set of missions in an operation area. The number of operations the player could do, depended on the difficulty, with the higher difficulties having more access; the number of operation areas in the game total around six. Each mission is often introduced by briefing with the player given information about what to expect, or what to destroy. Each operation area has a boss at the end that the player has to overcome.

During the course of the game, the player can find power-ups, ranging from ammo for the main guns, ammo for secondary weapons, or energy for the Sioux/T1's shields, and even pick up an extra gun for both vehicles' main weapons. Weapons range from a fast hitting "Razor" gun, a laser cannon, missiles, smart bombs, and more. Enemies ranged from helicopters, tanks, rocket buggies, flying robots, and stationary guns. Environments that the player deals with include wide open valleys, a volcanic island, a massive underground base, and the ice fields of Greenland complete with an alien city. The player often operates from the cockpit of the vehicle they are in, but can look around or even switch to 3rd person view.

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