River Raid is really a great game. I was also surprised to see that new Windows version of the game. I had no idea that existed! At least it does remain true to the original game. Was Carol involved in the development of the Jaguar version?
A fun game and a success to what Activision could do with better systems. The 2600 was my favorite till I played it on the 5200. Still hope to get it for the Intellivision some day.
I have never seen the MSX version before, that looks great! Definitely the best out of the 8-bit versions.
I can't agree with you on the assessment of the Intellivision version. Why do you think it is awful?
My feeing is to be a true gamer and get the most out of a game you can't limit yourself to the loyalty of a system.