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River Raid

River Raid

SystemAtari 8-bit


Atari 8-bit

Release Date: 1/1/1982
Manufacturer: Activision
River Raid is an excellent "overhead view shooter" game. In addition to its excellent gameplay - and the fact that it was available for almost every gaming platform and home computer during the 1980s - is the fact that it was programmed by Carol Shaw. Much like Centipede, this game is significant in the history of women and computing / gaming. The player controls an airplane and navigates it down a river blowing up whatever suits his / her fancy.
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