Back in the day uninspired ports like this just made me mad. After seeing the enhancements to games like Pac Man, Missile Command, Donkey Kong, Defender, Star Raiders, and others where gameplay and graphics were a generational leap over their 2600 versions, and the reason why one would pay bigger bucks for a gaming computer, River Raid seemed so lame. "Where's the beef" comes to mind. I upgraded for this? Yeah, its still a fun game, but I certainly wouldn't have found any reason to fork over the dough for a computer if ports like this had been the norm.
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As a shoot 'em up, it's sort of like a Blue Max-lite, and a fun one at that. But the only area it falls short is that, as with other Activision conversions from their 2600 counterpart, the enhancements were marginal at best.
Punkydudester - 20/12/2014
Daniel Thomas MacInnes - 09/05/2011
Classic videogame, but still a lazy 2600 port. Synapse's Blue Max, frankly, blew this game out of the water on the Atari 800. I really wish Activision would have created new sequels to their classic 2600 titles, taking full advantage of the powerful home computers. Instead, they just dump the old games with a few new colors.
One of the best game ever!
river raid is totally awesome! i have not played it much though
If you have a 8-bit Atari, you need this game!
In its time River Raid ruled!
I remember playing this at one of the earlier computer expos held during the early 80's here in Melbourne, Australia. I loved it! I played it for half an hour or so. I think it was my first taste of vertical shooters on a home computer.
actualy it went x-rated in germany due to its violent content ..and been rerated for a retro compilation i think couple of years ago, considering that it was made by a girl its a even more impresive shooting game 11/10 :p
absolut brilliant. dieses spiel motiviert immer und immer wieder!
well, that's the very first computer game I've ever played. I remember long nights spent on trying to get past 70th bridge or so. Oh, memories. 10, of course.
Das waren Schlaflose Nächt! Einfach nur super.
vcs king (qtone) - 15/06/2004
i love this game... it´s realy fun if you start at bridge 50 (game 7)
do you know how many levers there complet?
Hehe nice :-). Onbe of the most popular game ever was written by a woman. =] I loved this game (and didnt love my xc12 tho ; )