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DescriptionRiver Raid is a vertically scrolling action game. You fly a jet up a river in an attempt to destroy bridges which are vital to the enemy. The river is heavily guarded, however, with balloons, ships, choppers, and enemy aircraft trying to stop you. Along the way you will need to fly over fuel stations to refuel your jet and keep flying.
The plane is armed with a cannon with unlimited ammo. It can be used to destroy the enemy vehicles and bridges, but a careless player can accidentally destroy a fuel station. Colliding with the riverbanks or with the enemy aircraft destroys your plane and makes you lose a life.
- "Carol Shaw's River Raid" -- Alternate title
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|An incredible game - one of the best ever||MagFram (43)|
|One of the best games on the Atari 2600||James Eldridge (64)|
The Press Says
|The Video Game Critic||Aug 30, 2005||A||100|
|Retroage||Aug 07, 2010||9.7 out of 10||97|
|Game Freaks 365||Jul 03, 2010||9.2 out of 10||92|
|Allt om hemdatorer||Dec, 1983||90|
|All Game Guide||1998||90|
|Le Geek||May, 2008||4.5 out of 5||90|
|TeleMatch||May, 1983||2 out of 6||80|
|Atari HQ||2002||8 out of 10||80|
|Digital Press - Classic Video Games||Dec 10, 2003||8 out of 10||80|
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TriviaRiver Raid was named #3 in the “Top 25 Atari 2600” Games poll in Retro Gamer Magazine (Issue 46).
Servo (55910) added River Raid (Atari 2600) on Apr 08, 2003