Game 44: River Raid


River Raid is a 1984 Activision game that is counted, in my book at least, as being among the better shooters of the time. After all these years it remains a favorite and is among the first games mentioned when asked which titles are remembered most fondly. River Raid owes this remarkably popularity not to deep gameplay or stunning visuals - it has neither - but to being a simple, solid and lovable title that's easy to get into. 
This is by no means a perfect remake, but it is fun to play and fast to load, includes sound, skill options and 60 levels, and might bring back a few memories!