Final Assault: Champonix Challenge is an unusual sporting game that was developed by Infogrames Europe. It is unique because, as simulations go, it is one of the few that delves into the field of competitive mountain climbing. It was published by Epyx Inc and released for play to most older home computing systems in the late eighties. It was found on the likes of the Commodore 64, the ZX Spectrum, and of course, the personal computer running the MS DOS operating system.
Final Assault: Chamonix Challenge features a side scrolling style of action.
The goal of the game is to maneuver your mountain climber to the peak of a mountain by selecting and using several different trails of different skill levels. By alternating joystick movements, you will be able to traverse the hills and work your way up the mountain. You are “armed” with a backpack full of goodies to help you on your journey. There is a weight limit, so you have to carefully pick and choose what you carry with you, taking only the things that will help you the most on the trails that you choose. For example, if you are taking a really long trail, you will need extra
rations and probably some camping gear and fire equipment. If you are taking a steep trail, you may need grapples and things for climbing.