River Raid Remake
A remake of classic Atari 2600 game River Raid. It tries to capture the essence of the original’s simple but elegant gameplay while minimizing the drawbacks of 8-bit hardware.
The visuals reinterpret original minimalist aesthetic in a pseudo-3D manner, keeping a strong semblance to the source.
There are couple additions to the game mechanics; cumulatively exploding fuel pods that allow for some fun destructive tactics, destructible targets on land, and mega explosions of bridge checkpoints that annihilate everything in the perimeter, including trees.
In the original Atari game, there were no tanks crossing bridges. Some versions on other platforms had them. It’s a neat feature so I included it in the remake.
Code, design & graphics: Nenad Jalšovec
Original game author: Carol Shaw