DescriptionRiver 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.
- "Carol Shaw's River Raid" -- Alternate title
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|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)|
|Tilt||Atari 2600||Jul, 1983||100|
|Defunct Games||Atari 2600||Jan 07, 2014||A+||100|
|Le Geek||Atari 2600||May, 2008||4.5 out of 5||90|
|All Game Guide||Atari 2600||1998||90|
|The Video Game Critic||Atari 5200||Oct 05, 2000||B+||83|
|Digital Press - Classic Video Games||Atari 2600||Dec 10, 2003||8 out of 10||80|
|TeleMatch||Atari 2600||May, 1983||2 out of 6||80|
|Zzap!||Commodore 64||Jun, 1987||70 out of 100||70|
|The Atari Times||Atari 5200||Feb 08, 2006||65 out of 100||65|
|Digital Press - Classic Video Games||ColecoVision||Jan 29, 2007||5 out of 10||50|
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River Raider PatchPlayers who were able to rack up 15,000 points or higher were eligible to receive the "River Raider" patch from Activision if they sent in a screenshot to the company.
- May 1985 (Issue 1) - #50 'It's the Zzap! 64 Top 64!'