River Raid

Genre
Perspective
Theme
Critic Score User Score
Atari 2600
91
3.7
ZX Spectrum
...
3.4
Atari 5200
...
3.3
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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 Select a game option
River Raid Atari 5200 Title screen
River Raid Atari 8-bit Demo Mode
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)

Critic Reviews

Tilt Atari 2600 Jul, 1983 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 100
Defunct Games Atari 2600 Jan 07, 2014 A+ 100
Retroage Atari 2600 Aug 07, 2010 9.7 out of 10 97
Game Freaks 365 Atari 2600 Jul 03, 2010 9.2 out of 10 92
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
TeleMatch ColecoVision Feb, 1984 2 out of 6 80
All Game Guide ColecoVision 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Tilt MSX Jul, 1985 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50

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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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