Not quite as exciting as the title would have you believe, Cliffhanger spars the main man Gabe Walker against the formidable foe of Qualan and his mates. Plot scenario: bank heist in aircraft goes wrong, plane crashes and you have to rescue the innocent while said bad coves search mountains for lost cash. Cliffhanger was also a film staring the ubiquitous Sylvester - and the lass from Northern Exposure.
Avoiding wild birds, mad dogs, mini-avalanches and falling rocks, you head high up into the peaks. Bags of cash litter the mountainous terrain and you need to pick up as many as possible.
Cunningly hidden beneath some rocks are a pair of hiking boots which are particularly useful for some of the crevices you have to bound across.
Your life force revolves around heat and if you stand around, Gabe starts to shiver. Why you get cold after being smashed by falling rocks is another matter all together. I'm sure that would give you a warm, stinging sensation.
No matter, scale some rapids, blow away Qualan's chopper and Bob's your Kendal Mint Cake.
The sad thing is, to keep warm you have to burn the bags of cash you pick up en route. Well, at least it stops the blaggards from getting the loot.
Cliffhanger is an abonimable game, though. It looks very poor, the control system is tricky and the chances are you'll finish it within a couple of days. So you won't have to play it again will you? Hurrah!