Rad Warrior

aka: Die Heilige Rüstung des Antiriad, La Armadura Sagrada de Antiriad, Rad-Warrior, Radwarrior, Sacred Armour of Antiriad, The
Moby ID: 583
Commodore 64 Specs

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As Tal, your job is to single-handedly clear out the aliens who have invaded a desolate and destroyed post-nuclear earth. To have any chance of this, he must locate a sacred suit of armor. Not only will this protect him from radiation, and allow him to withstand some enemy contact, it also heals him, and enables him to float.

This means that the game has two distinct styles, with your character limited to jumping, and with only rocks (located around the screens) to throw. Once he finds the suit he can fly around the ledges, shoot the inbuilt Pulsar beam, and survive within the volcanic hideout the aliens have based themselves. You will need to recharge the suit at times, and also take it off to pass through tight caverns.

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MSX version? Karlsterio Kovas (108) Oct 8, 2021
Stanley Schembri on ZX Spectrum credits or not? ZeTomes (36265) Sep 30, 2017



What's the story behind the name "Antiriad"? In the game, barbarian hero Tal searches for a prized artifact, a radiation suit. On one of artist Dan Malone's sketches, this suit had »ANTI-RAD« printed on the front. However, there's a small tear between the letter R and A so that it looks like »ANTI-RIAD«. The term stuck.

Source: Happy Computer magazine #5/86

Title screen logo

The logo used in the title screen for the Antiriad version appears to be inspired by the logo of the heavy metal group Iron Maiden.


  • Commodore Format
    • June 1991 (Issue 9) - listed in the A to Z of Classic Games article (Great)


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by faceless.

ZX Spectrum added by Martin Smith. Antstream added by lights out party. Commodore 64, TRS-80 CoCo, Apple II added by Servo. Amstrad CPC added by cafeine.

Additional contributors: Trixter, Alaka, Martin Smith, formercontrib, FatherJack, ZeTomes.

Game added December 16, 1999. Last modified August 17, 2023.