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River Raid

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
PC Booter
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3.8
Intellivision
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3.4
Atari 8-bit
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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 Almost out of fuel!
River Raid ColecoVision The bridge at the end of a level
River Raid ColecoVision A game in progress

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

The Video Game Critic ColecoVision Jun 12, 2004 A 100
The Video Game Critic Atari 2600 Aug 30, 2005 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
All Game Guide Atari 2600 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
The Video Game Critic Atari 5200 Oct 05, 2000 B+ 83
Atari HQ Atari 2600 2002 8 out of 10 80
All Game Guide ColecoVision 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jun, 1987 70 out of 100 70
The Atari Times Atari 5200 Feb 08, 2006 65 out of 100 65

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Trivia

River Raid was named #3 in the “Top 25 Atari 2600” Games poll in Retro Gamer Magazine (Issue 46).
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