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River Raid (Commodore 64)

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River 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.


River Raid Commodore 64 A bridge at the end of a level
River Raid Commodore 64 A split in the river
River Raid Commodore 64 There are plenty of enemies in this river!
River Raid Commodore 64 Starting a new game

Alternate Titles

  • "Carol Shaw's River Raid" -- Alternate title

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The Press Says

Zzap! Jun, 1987 70 out of 100 70


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River Raider Patch

Players who were able to rack up 15,000 points or higher were eligible to receive the "River Raider" patch from Activision if they sent in a screenshot to the company.


  • Zzap!
    • May 1985 (Issue 1) - #50 'It's the Zzap! 64 Top 64!'

PCGamer77 (3025) added River Raid (Commodore 64) on Apr 11, 2003
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