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Drone RaiderView game page

A reimagining of River Raid for the Atari 2600. #highjam
Submitted by superhardboiled — 23 hours, 40 minutes before the deadline
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Ranked from 7 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

Atari Game
River Riad

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The scale needs work. The drone is too large, and you place the things you are supposed to hit on top of the energy pickup. Decent job though. One of my favorite games from the Atari 2600.


Awesome! I love the topdown perspective and the animations! I do feel the drone was a bit cramped in between buildings and sometimes the targets would appear in impossible locations to hit (and sometimes on top of the energy platforms, meaning you have to shoot down the platform to get the target). Shame there isn't much in the audio department either.


This game is hard! I felt very constrained by the size of my drone versus the roads I was flying over. I believe in the original River Raid there was a bit more breathing room. Shots taking energy is a neat concept, but I would say that enemies shouldn't take 3 shots to go down, maybe 2, but preferably 1. That all being said, the procedural generation is done nicely, and I do like the neatness of the buildings (makes it so they don't draw  my eyes away from combat). Gameplay is a tad too slow, but a quick camera change and variable increase, along with smaller size of plane, would fix that right up!