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Express Raider

MobyRank MobyScore
Commodore 64
62
1.9
Arcade
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Amstrad CPC
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Description

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

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Express Raider Commodore 64 Don't get hit by incoming bullets!
Express Raider Commodore 64 Careful, this guy has a gun!
Express Raider Arcade Dodge his bullets.
Express Raider Arcade Title Screen (Japanese version)

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The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 May, 1987 7 out of 10 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Apr, 1987 8 out of 12 67
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Apr, 1987 8 out of 12 67
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum 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

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Trivia

German index

On March 23, 1988 the game was taken off the the German index after the German distributor Rushware entered an objection.
Contributed to by B.L. Stryker (20701), FatherJack (56478) and Martin Smith (63058)