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River Raid

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River Raid
RiverRaid2600.jpg
Basic Information
Type(s)
Video Game
Activision
Activision
Shoot 'em up
Atari 2600 Joystick
Intellivision Controller
Atari 2600 and Intellivision
Retail Features
Gameplay-Single-player.png
Main Credits
Carol Shaw
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
Atari 2600
1982
Intellivison
1983
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River Raid is a game released for the Atari 2600, the Atari 5200, the ColecoVision, and the Intellivision. It is followed by an Atari 2600 sequel called River Raid II.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

River Raid is a vertically scrolling action game. You fly a jet up river in an attempt to destroy bridges which are vital to the enemy. The river is heavily guarded, however, with tanks, choppers, and enemy aircraft trying to stop you. Along the way you will need to fly over fuel depots to refuel your jet and keep flying.

Notes[edit | edit source]

The Intellivision version allowed players to fly over land due to using the disc controller to fly the jet, but the player must avoid crashing into obstacles on land.

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