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A white water river rafting game where players sit in a simulated raft seat and use a maneuverable paddle for speed and steering.

Rapid River was produced by Namco in 1997.

Namco released 310 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1977. Namco was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Namco during the time period Rapid River was produced include: Bongo Monkey, Prime Goal EX, Kosodate Quiz My Angel, Dancing Eyes, Super World Stadium '96, Alpine Racer 2, Armadillo Racing, Downhill Bikers, Final Furlong, and Libero Grande


Name Rapid River
Developer Namco (Japan)
Year 1997
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9265
Class Wide Release
Genre Simulator
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Either
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player Ambidextrous
  • Paddle for rowing
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

A pneumatic system can jolt the raft seat whenever the player(s) collide into rocks and/or crash into big swells. An enormous 50-inch screen immerses the player(s) in the action as they float downstream. Two players can play at the same time. The raft seat accomadates up to two players. Two players as a team can combine their strength to paddle away from hungry dinosaurs, deadly whirlpools and so on. Several branches in the river allow players to choose their own course down the river. If players successfully reach one of three different endings in time, they are given a special bonus stage.

Rapid River KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Rapid River Census

There are 14,896 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,528 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,131 machines (6,927 unique titles).

Scarce - There are 4 known instances of this machine owned by Rapid River collectors who are active members. Of these, 2 of them are original dedicated machines. 2 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with an extra Rapid River circuit board for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Rapid River.

This game ranks a 1 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



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