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The USSR has launched a huge attack on the USA, and the only hope for the free world is for you (as leader of a US Squadron of fighters) to destroy their defense bases. This is done in a multi-stage action game with some similarities to the same developer's Beach Head. All the mini-games must be completed before the time limit on the bomb is expired.

The first thing you will see is a missile being launched; the game then takes you to your hangar, from which you must quickly launch as many ships as possible, a task made difficult by the limited gravity. You must then fly it into Soviet airspace in a side-view shoot 'em up section, in which staying low keeps you safe from radars, and quick reactions see you shoot enemy fighters and avoid trees.

The next scene takes place on a single-screen view, with five windows to shoot through, and enemies aiming at you to be avoided. You then reach the base, and must shoot out approaching enemies. Finally, you must use discs onto a wall, such that they rebound to hit maintenance robots, with the ultimate goal of causing the base to overheat, the Soviet attack to be thwarted, and the US to be saved.


Raid over Moscow Commodore 64 The fighter turns blue when in the exact position for shooting the turrets
Raid over Moscow Commodore 64 The side-view shooter part reminds us of Zaxxon
Raid over Moscow Commodore 64 Fighting in Moscow
Raid over Moscow Commodore 64 In the room

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Alternate Titles

  • "Raid!!!" -- French Amstrad CPC title
  • "Raid!" -- UK reissue title

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Critic Reviews

Tilt Jan, 1985 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 100
Your Commodore Mar, 1985 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Info Sep, 1984 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Dec, 1984 35 out of 40 88
The Video Game Critic Sep 27, 2013 B+ 83
Personal Computer Games Feb, 1985 7 out of 10 70
Commodore User Dec, 1984 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60 (UK) Oct 26, 2007 5 out of 10 50


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Amiga version

Rob Brooks and Adrian Cummings of Mutation Software started work on an Amiga port of Raid Over Moscow, but like so many other projects, it was eventually canceled. The remains can be seen at AGTW.


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Mr Giggles (3968) added Raid over Moscow (Commodore 64) on Oct 28, 2006
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