River Raid Activision, Inc. 1984

Release Date: 1984 This is a vertically scrolling action game and port of the popular Atari 2600 which sold a million cartridges in 1982. It was desgined by Carol Shaw, the world's first female professional video game designer. 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. Unlike later scrolling shooters, there is little or no enemy fire in River Raid. Also, the player's jet cannot maneuver up and down the screen, only left and right. It can, however, accelerate and decelerate.
Screenshots
Full Demo 17kb (uploaded by Old-Games.ru)
Videos
Free Fan Remake of Atari 2600 version 17kb (uploaded by old-games.com)
Retro River Raid - 2004 Free 3D Remake 6.9MB (uploaded by GameJolt)
PCJr cartridge ISO Demo (provided by basetta & upped by Scaryfun) 9kb


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