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River Raid

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
ZX Spectrum
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Atari 5200
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3.5
Intellivision
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3.4
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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 ZX Spectrum Taking the safer looking side of the river...
River Raid PC Booter Title screen
River Raid Atari 2600 Title screen
River Raid Commodore 64 Title screen

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

An incredible game - one of the best ever Atari 2600 MagFram (43)
One of the best games on the Atari 2600 Atari 2600 James Eldridge (64)

The Press Says

Game Freaks 365 Atari 2600 Jul 03, 2010 9.2 out of 10 92
Allt om hemdatorer Atari 2600 Dec, 1983 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
The Video Game Critic Atari 5200 Oct 05, 2000 B+ 83
VideoGame Atari 2600 Mar, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Atari 2600 Dec 10, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jun, 1987 70 out of 100 70
All Game Guide ColecoVision 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Your Spectrum ZX Spectrum Nov, 1984 8 out of 15 53
Digital Press - Classic Video Games ColecoVision Jan 29, 2007 5 out of 10 50
Tilt MSX Jul, 1985 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 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.
Contributed to by PCGamer77 (3027), RKL (5614), Terok Nor (18455) and Servo (55922)