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River Raid

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
Atari 5200
...
3.5
Intellivision
...
3.3
Atari 2600
91
3.8
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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 Atari 8-bit On collision course with a ship
River Raid Atari 5200 Flying up the river...
River Raid Atari 2600 The game in black and white mode
River Raid Atari 8-bit Demo Mode

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 Atari 2600 Aug 30, 2005 A 100
The Video Game Critic ColecoVision Jun 12, 2004 A 100
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
Allt om hemdatorer Atari 2600 Dec, 1983 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
TeleMatch Atari 2600 May, 1983 2 out of 6 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
Tilt MSX Jul, 1985 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50

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Trivia

It was #87 in FLUX Magazine's (Issue #4) Top 100 Video Games of All-Time.
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