2019/5/27: Intellivision: River Raid, Super Cobra

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2019/5/27: Intellivision: River Raid, Super Cobra

Postby VideoGameCritic » May 27th, 2019, 9:26 am

Here are two new Intellivision reviews for you to sink your teeth into. Enjoy.

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Re: 2019/5/27: Intellivision: River Raid, Super Cobra

Postby BlasteroidAli » May 27th, 2019, 9:54 am

the Intellivision was let down by the control method and your review suggests that both suffer from it. Also Super cobra looks better on the 2600 and plays better. I know you did not like it but you played it 35 years after it was released. If you had played it at the time you would have been amazed.

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Re: 2019/5/27: Intellivision: River Raid, Super Cobra

Postby Stalvern » May 27th, 2019, 11:36 am

Typo: "You'll occasionally encounter 'demilitarized' zones in which enemies but sparse" in the River Raid review.

The buttons for the game variations threw me for a loop. I figured that the 3, 6, and 9 keys must be used for something else, but nope; the overlay is empty space down the right column except for 3, which is an extra pause button for no apparent reason. I don't get it at all.

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Re: 2019/5/27: Intellivision: River Raid, Super Cobra

Postby Teddybear » May 27th, 2019, 11:41 am

I thought the first thing the VGC would notice was the awesome title screen for River Raid! It certainly isn't the generic run-of the-mill variety that most Intellivision games have.

Put me in the minority who feel that River Raid for the 2600 is just alright, but I have much love for the Inty version. The grade should be at least a B+ (like the one given to the 5200 edition).

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Re: 2019/5/27: Intellivision: River Raid, Super Cobra

Postby VideoGameCritic » May 27th, 2019, 11:53 am

I will fix the typo, and you're right Teddy - I need to mention something about that cool title screen.

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Re: 2019/5/27: Intellivision: River Raid, Super Cobra

Postby Retro STrife » May 27th, 2019, 10:37 pm

So which River Raid would you say is the definitive version? I've only played the 2600 version. I picked up the Atari 400/800 version after reading your last review, but I haven't had a chance to play it yet. Looks like the Intellivision version is the most expensive of them all, going for over $25 loose according to PriceCharting.com.

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Re: 2019/5/27: Intellivision: River Raid, Super Cobra

Postby VideoGameCritic » May 28th, 2019, 5:07 pm

I'd go with the Atari XE version, for the best combination of graphics and control. Still, they all have something to offer.

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Re: 2019/5/27: Intellivision: River Raid, Super Cobra

Postby Cafeman » May 29th, 2019, 2:08 pm

The Intellivision version doesn't look anywhere near as good as either Atari 2600 or 5200/XE versions . I still greatly enjoy playing the Atari versions, especially the XE one.


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