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Rescue Raider
Box artwork for Rescue Raider.
Developer(s)Midway Games
Publisher(s)Midway Games
Release date(s)
Genre(s)Scrolling shooter
System(s)Arcade
Players1-2
Mode(s)Single player, Multiplayer
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Rescue Raider is a multiple-screen shooter arcade game that was released by Bally Midway in 1987; it was the last title to run on Bally and Sente's SAC-I hardware, and the player must use two 8-way joysticks to take up control of a futuristic vehicle (which is the eponymous "Rescue Raider"). As in Star Guards (which was released earlier in 1987) the left joystick is for moving while the right one is for firing - and there is also a single button, with which to cycle through the three different types of special weapons. Its mission, however, is to gather secret documents which shall reveal what an area of the radar map on the screen's right side is hiding - and it can also take enemy soldiers as hostages, refuel and earn more powerful weapons. If it should ever run out of fuel, you can also insert another coin to continue.

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