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Cover art of Extase
Publisher(s)Virgin Mastertronic
Designer(s)Patrick Dublanchet
Artist(s)Michel Rho
Composer(s)Philippe Eidel
Arnaud Devos
Platform(s)Amiga, Atari ST, MS-DOS
Genre(s)Action strategy

Extase is a computer game developed by Cryo and published by Virgin Mastertronic.


It features some puzzles involving a sleeping female android that the player needed to wake up by cleaning its circuit. Each level represented a different level of emotion until the final extase (ecstasy). The gameplay mechanic is based on the "Brain Bowler" minigame in Purple Saturn Day, an 'alien sports' compilation created by the Cryo team under the name ERE and published by Epyx.

The music was designed by Stéphane Picq, and was co-credited to Philippe Eidel, and The Bulgarian Voices. It punctuated each action of the player or each event, becoming gradually richer until the level was finally completed.

Critical reception[edit]

Ace Magazine wrote that the game was highly original, though noted it is one players would either love or hate.[1] Amiga Format described the game as a "musical masterpiece" and "graphic extravaganza".[2]


The sleeping female android later became the mascot for Cryo Interactive, and appeared in their many logos.


  1. ^ "ACE Magazine Issue 36". archive.org. Retrieved 2017-03-16.
  2. ^ Webb, Trenton (October 1990). "Extase". Retrieved 2017-03-16.

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