User Reviews

There are no reviews for the ColecoVision release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.4
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.3
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed -
Overall User Score (7 votes) 3.5

Critic Reviews

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Defunct Games (May 22, 2015)
The ColecoVision had made me fall in love with River Raid all over again. This one took everything that was wonderful about the 2600 legend, juiced it up, and made it more challenging. If controller-swapping wasn't so de rigueur, then this version would be just as perfect as its Atari big brother. All the same, on a console loaded with outstanding shooters, there's still a place near the top for River Raid.
The Video Game Critic (Jun 12, 2004)
This edition of River Raid even throws in a few extra challenges to ratchet up the difficulty. Special helicopters can fire missiles at you, and tanks line up and fire at you from the riverbank! Your plane is a pleasure to control, and your precision-guided missiles make it possible to obliterate everything in your path. Just make sure to keep an eye on that fuel supply, since fuel barges become more and more scarce as you progress. River Raid has four levels of difficulty. If you're getting tired of the Atari 2600 version, give this one a try.
TeleMatch (Feb, 1984)
Das Proqramm ist grafisch fast völlig mit dem für die Atari-Computer identisch. ColecoVision-Besitzer dürften ihren Spaß daran haben, denn schnelle und ständige Action und viel Abwechslung sind garantiert.
Overall, River Raid is a welcome addition to the ColecoVision library, especially for those without an Atari 2600 adapter. Every system needs its share of fast-action, sweat-inducing shooters.
This game is dirt common on any system other than maybe the PC Jr. With that said, pick any other version than this one. The controls, graphics, and changed gameplay mechanics are far below the standard set by other ports on the console.