Activision Inc
1984
Arcade: Shoot-em-up
£7.99
£1.99
English
ZX Spectrum 48K
None

86
Tony Dillon
Chris Bourne

Hello, what's s this? ? River Raid. It's so old I wasn't even born when it first came out. (Hunts frantically through the cupboard and find old Atari 2600 VCS carttidge.) It's a prehistoric top-bottom scroller, flying you jet plaane along a treacherous meandering river with high cliffs destroying bridges, ships, the planes that come towards you and the tanks which fire at you. And be careful not to hit the cliffs.

Here we go. Wait a minute, there is a speck of dirt on my screen. It won't come off, hang one, that dirt is shaped remarkably like a plane. it is my plane! Cor, innit small. All the graphics are small, about one UDG square big in fact.

Label: Firebird
Author: Activision
Price: £1.99
Memory: 48K/128K
Joystick: various
Reviewer: Tony Dillon

Puny graphics and unbelieveable, unforgivable unplay- ability. It was better off on the Atari.

3/10