Ten fun facts about River Raid


Fact 1
The game was also made for Atari 5200, Intellivision and Atari 8-bit.

Fact 2
A sequel was created by a different programmer, but still has similar gameplay. The game is harder than the first.

Fact 3
The game is viewed from a top-down perspective, as the player flies a fighter jet.


Fact 4
In this shooter game, there is hardly any enemy fire. The jet can also only move left and right, not up and down.

Fact 5
This game relies on 'random number generation', hoping to make enemy moves unpredictable since the game game world comes up every time the game is played.

Fact 6
River Raid was the first video game to be banned for minors in Germany.

Fact 7
The game was republished for the PlayStation 2 in the "Activision Anthology". It was rated free for all ages.

Fact 8
In 2010, the game was also republished for Microsoft's Game Room.

Fact 9
In the same year, a sequel titled River Raid 2 was released.

Fact 10
The game was designed by Carol Shaw, one of the first female video game designers.


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A shooter game developed by Activision for the Atari.

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