River Raid is probably my favourite game on the Atari 8-bit. The Atari 2600 version is arguably more well-known, but the Atari 2600 version — which also appeared on the ill-fated Atari 5200 — is superior in pretty much every way.
For the unfamiliar, River Raid is one of the original vertically scrolling shoot ’em ups, and made use of some clever programming techniques to squeeze the entire game into a tiny amount of space. It’s one of Activision’s finest games of the 8-bit era, and a game I still enjoy on a regular basis today.
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2 thoughts on “Atari A to Z: River Raid”
River Raid is easily one of my favourite games ever. Everything fits together perfectly and has a good difficulty curve that I think gives everyone a fair chance of progressing through a few bridges. For someone who hadn’t played it in a while you had a brilliant run at the start of the video! 🙂
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