Acclaim Entertainment Ships Extreme-G, Its High-Speed Combat Racing Game for the N64, to Stores Nationwide

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The Most Complete Racing Game for Nintendo 64 Kicks Off with Nationwide TV Campaign

Glen Cove, NY, October 24, 1997 -- Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKLM), a leading worldwide interactive entertainment company, today announced that its highly-anticipated and critically-acclaimed Nintendo 64 game Extreme-G has shipped to retail outlets nationwide for a suggested retail price of $69.99. It is supported by a national TV and merchandising campaign. Extreme-G allows up to four players a chance to command one of eight heavily armed futuristic bikes and challenges them to maneuver through the most gravity-defying and roller coaster-like race tracks ever seen on any game system.

"Fast and furious, Extreme-G is the most intense and fast-action racing experience available for N64 owners," said Steven Lux, vice president of marketing at Acclaim. "Acclaim is committed to producing premier games for the N64, as evidenced by Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, the best-selling third-party title for N64, and our brand new NFL Quarterback Club '98, the only NFL-licensed football game for N64."

Extreme-G is already benefiting from strong previews in the U.S. "The graphics in Extreme-G look incredible; imagine the smoothest polygon and texture mapped raceways possible that are lifelike to the point where motion sickness should be expected -- this game looks that good!" according to VideoGameSpot, (June, 1997), one of the industry's leading online publications. Ultra Game Players, (July 1997), one of the premier gaming magazines, says that "a great looking game like Extreme-G must be seen as a godsend."


In Extreme-G, players pilot high-tech bikes through four worlds and 12 lavishly rendered tracks. The top three finishers qualify for the next race and a chance to reach the ultimate real-life game. Twisting and turning like a roller-coaster from hell, the tracks snake through environments that range from abandoned water pipes and decrepit mine shafts to graffiti-stricken city scapes and underwater passages.

Extreme-G utilizes the advanced graphic capabilities of the Nintendo 64 system to its fullest -- racers are showered by sparks and hunted by lava, all while eluding falling boulders, bridge-outs, sandstorms and the wrath of other racers. Extreme-G boasts eight of the most heavily armored and sound-barrier-breaking bikes ever showcased in a racing game, featuring varying degrees of acceleration, speed, handling, shield strength and offensive payload. Each bike is equipped with a transparent oval shield for protection, but successive hits will deplete its energy, leaving riders susceptible to an arsenal of weapons unmatched in other racing games.

Those weapons include among others:

  • Excel Cannon - Fires one ringed bullet from either side of the bike, covering a bigger area and creating a higher damage potential.
  • Napalm Rocket - A heat-seeking rocket that does 100% damage to anopponent's shield.
  • Mortar Rocket - A missile launched from the top of the bike, landing in a large fireball and damaging all bikes in its range.
  • Laser Limpet-Mines - Device which fire from the sides of the bike and attaches to both walls. A beam then crosses the track, causing any bike that interrupts the beam to detonate the mines.
  • Static Pulse - Fires a blue plasma bolt that disrupts the opponents electrical system, rendering the weapon systems useless and reversing the vehicle's controls.

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    Based in Glen Cove, N.Y., Acclaim Entertainment, Inc., is a leading worldwide publisher of software for Nintendo, Sony, Sega and personal computer hardware systems. Acclaim also publishes comic books, develops coin-operated arcade games, operates motion capture studios, and distributes a variety of entertainment software from other publishers worldwide.

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