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Your aim in life is to be the greatest train robber in the Wild West, a multi-stage task. Your character has plenty of attacking kicks and punches to use on anyone who gets in his way, starting with the local banker, and then some coyotes roaming the plains, who are easier dodged than killed. After this, you find yourself atop the train, attacking a succession of guards in one-on-one beat ‘em up duels, each of which must be won outright within the time limit to avoid losing a life. Many of these shoot at you, so dodge their shots as you attack them. The game offers a practice mode, in which you have 32 lives to try to improve your skills, and a ‘normal’ mode in which you have unlimited continues as long as you can reach the high-score table with each continue – in this mode, as in the ‘advanced’ mode in which you must always start again from scratch, you have 5 lives


Express Raider Arcade Title Screen (US Version)
Express Raider ZX Spectrum Got to the front, hence the money bags
Express Raider Commodore 64 Careful, this guy has a gun!
Express Raider Amstrad CPC Title screen

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PSP Minis PSP Jun 22, 2010 7 out of 10 70
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 May, 1987 7 out of 10 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Apr, 1987 8 out of 12 67
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Apr, 1987 8 out of 12 67
Happy Computer Commodore 64 May, 1987 61 out of 100 61
Commodore User Commodore 64 Mar, 1987 6 out of 10 60
Computer Gamer Commodore 64 May, 1987 53 out of 100 53
Amstrad Action Amstrad CPC Jun, 1987 53 out of 100 53
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Jul, 1987 Unscored Unscored


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German index

On March 23, 1988 the game was taken off the the German index after the German distributor Rushware entered an objection.
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