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Raider: Episode 1

rated 4.33 / 5 stars
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Action - Shooter - Run 'n Gun

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Jun 3, 2009 | 6:17 AM EDT
  • Daily 3rd Place June 4, 2009

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Raider: Episode 1 is the first in a series of five platformers, consisting of a single level each. The levels are long, however.

This game is designed to be reminiscent of 'old-school' games which those of us old enough to remember playing them as children might find nostalgic.
It is designed to be CHALLENGING. Only the best players will be able to achieve the fabled S ranking for their performance. Can you?!/

Controls are specified in the game. They can also be customised from the How to Play screen.

PLEASE try Beginner mode if you're not great at platformers or if you find the other difficulties to hard and frustrating. It removes many of the most irritating aspects of the higher difficulties. Please do not complain that the game is too hard if you haven't even tried Easy mode.

NOTE: It seems that playing this in Internet Explorer results in some strange input-related problems, where the keys seem to 'stick' or something. You shouldn't really be using IE anyway; it's a notoriously bad browser.



Rated 3 / 5 stars

bad artificial difficulty

and by artificial difficulty i mean that the only thing that makes the game hard is bad collision detection on spikes, timed runs with inconsequent monster pathing - running after a moving platform and avoiding monsters, but sometimes the mosters just move to the corner you need to jump on so you have to either get hit by the monster or fall into the spikes, best example of this is shortly after the first purple checkpoint


Rated 5 / 5 stars


You know what you've done. congrats. this is just like my childhood memories. I got an E, but I'm going for the S. Thank you for making a game worth playing... it's been a long time since a game could give me butterflies in my stomach as I jump over spike pits. I will most definitely keep an eye out for the next 4!! This game is perfect. I see absolutely no reason to give it anything less than a 10... solid controls, nostalgic visuals, a proper soundtrack... this is "fried gold". Please let me know personally when and where part 2 drops!

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


The game runs smooth. I haven't come across a single glitch in the game.(like every one else says)


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Damned irritating

I like platform games (nostalgia), but this is crazy. I played on normal mode, and got to the final boss with 6 lives and all 4 relics. But there's no PURPLE checkpoint before that, and the boss is very tough without a lot of practice. Also, it doesn't actually save your game to the hard disk, which is a problem because I just accidentally hit the "back" button in my browser.

If I ever decide to replay this game it will be on "easy" mode to save myself the aggravation.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Gorgeous gameplay

In case you are wondering why I put a 9 out of 10, it's because I haven't beaten the game, I simply ran out of lives and got too frustrated to beat it. Maybe some other time. I haven't seen the rest of the game so I cannot say that it is perfect, but the first 3 checkpoints that I got to were damn close to it.
I love the game you've created, and I can't wait to see more out of you.