Bomber Raid

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Bomber Raid
Bomber Raid
European box art of Bomber Raid
Developer(s) Sanritsu
Distributor(s) Sega
Artist(s) Hide Itoen
Platform(s) Sega Master System
Release date(s)
  • JP February 4, 1989
Genre(s) Vertically scrolling shooter
Mode(s) Single player
Sound PSG, Yamaha YM2413 FM

Bomber Raid is a vertically scrolling shooter video game released for the Sega Master System in 1988 in Europe, and 1989 in the United States and Japan.[1] It was the last game for the Master System in Japan.[citation needed]


In Bomber Raid, the player controls a small "Freedom Fighter" aircraft able to fire different types of projectiles through five levels. As a shoot 'em up game, gameplay is similar to the arcade games 1942 and Raiden.

The player starts with three lives and a limited number of cluster bombs. Any collision with either an enemy aircraft or enemy fire results in the loss of a life. One type of enemy, a strange disk like object with a green and red flashing center, drops a powerup when destroyed. Power-ups, which can be a weapon power-up (P) which replace the standard twin cannon, speed power up (S) or provide the player with a comrade fighter plane in one out four formations (depending on the number of the power up) to assist in destroying enemies. Cluster bombs, will clear the screen of many enemies (except bosses). The cluster bomb's explosion is intensified by the number of comrade fighters and their formations. Power pods give extra points, weapon power-ups, and a temporary backup fighter.


  1. ^ "Bomber Raid Game Profile". Retrieved 2009-12-22. 

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