DescriptionRiver 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.
- "Carol Shaw's River Raid" -- Alternate title
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|Simple, yet a masterpiece.||Atari 8-bit||jose vargas (4)|
|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 Video Game Critic||Atari 2600||Aug 30, 2005||A||100|
|Defunct Games||Atari 2600||Jan 07, 2014||A+||100|
|Retroage||Atari 2600||Aug 07, 2010||9.7 out of 10||97|
|Le Geek||Atari 2600||May, 2008||4.5 out of 5||90|
|Allt om hemdatorer||Atari 2600||Dec, 1983||90|
|All Game Guide||Atari 2600||1998||90|
|VideoGame||Atari 2600||Mar, 1991||80|
|Digital Press - Classic Video Games||Atari 2600||Dec 10, 2003||8 out of 10||80|
|Atari HQ||Atari 2600||2002||8 out of 10||80|
|Your Spectrum||ZX Spectrum||Nov, 1984||8 out of 15||53|
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TriviaRiver Raid holds a sad record. With this game, the German BPjS (Federal Examination Office for Youth-Endangering Publications) expanded into the area of computer games.
Put on the German index for being, among other things, a "para-military training game for kids" on December 19, 1984.
For about 18 years, this game was not just an adult only game in Germany, but it was also illegal to advertise for it and therefore (as advertise also means the pure presence on a store's shelf) it could only bought per request.
But the story had a good end: de-indexed by the BPjS in January 2003 after a verification request by Activision. Otherwise it would be on the index until December 2009 (25 year statute of limitations law appendix; originally, it wouldn't be de-indexed automatically).