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River Raid (PC Booter)

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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.

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River Raid PC Booter Title screen
River Raid PC Booter Sometimes the river becomes narrow
River Raid PC Booter The river merges again
River Raid PC Booter Almost out of fuel!

Alternate Titles

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

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Trivia

It was #87 in FLUX Magazine's (Issue #4) Top 100 Video Games of All-Time.
Servo (55922) added River Raid (PC Booter) on Jul 16, 2002
Other platforms contributed by PCGamer77 (3027), RKL (5614), Terok Nor (18453) and Servo (55922)