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River Raid (ColecoVision)

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Description

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.

Screenshots

River Raid ColecoVision A game in progress
River Raid ColecoVision Title screen
River Raid ColecoVision The bridge at the end of a level
River Raid ColecoVision Watch out for enemy boats and helicopters

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

The Video Game Critic Jun 12, 2004 A 100
TeleMatch Feb, 1984 2 out of 6 80
All Game Guide 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Jan 29, 2007 5 out of 10 50

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Trivia

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.
PCGamer77 (3028) added River Raid (ColecoVision) on Apr 11, 2003
Other platforms contributed by PCGamer77 (3028), RKL (5614), Terok Nor (18404) and Servo (55922)