You fly an Airship whose mission is to bomb all enemy Gun Turrets, Speed Boats, Tanks and Buildings to complete each mission progressing through the enemies backbone of bases, factories and finally their command center.
You can land your Airship on various support bases and platforms to repair your damage and or reload your bombs. Not every platform is full-service so you may have to find more than one to keep your attack going. When the last target is destroyed the level will end and the next level will load.
the game saves your best level completion time. The game starts with all but the 1st level locked. Subsequent levels will unlock as you complete the preceding levels.
Technical note and tips
Use the X and Y position information to remember key locations like enemy bases, and support bases. Note that you can land on enemy support bases for bombs and repairs too. top left is x=1 and y=1, bottom right is x=231, y=230.
The Scanner shows general 25x25 map sections as a single color block and represents the entire map in a 10x10 grid/block display. Red = Enemy, White = Airship.
Many open water levels have islands, most islands have many smaller islands that may be near by, if you see a small blip of an island look around a larger one may be near by.
Enemy tanks, turrets and boats have a range of 5 spaces in all directions. If you get within 5 spaces (reference your x,y position) from one of these ther is a chance that they will shoot at you. Once an enemy gets a lock on your position you may be hit multiple times. Your Airship turns yellow when you are hit by a bullet or shell.
To help you conserve bombs, bombs will not drop into empty water and into craters.
Cluster bombs are dropped in a 3x3 (9 bomb) pattern with your airship in the center. You can hold down the cluster drop button to create a carpet bomb pattern noting that bombs will not fall into craters you only use 3 bombs with each additional forward drop just ahead of your airship.
It is best to approach targets from the water side if they are next to water so you can start pressing the bomb release button ahead of your target since bombs will not drop over empty water.
Destroy buildings first so your Airship will not be slowed down when striking other more dangerous targets in the area.
Bomb capacity increases in later levels, but beware, so does enemy weapon accuracy!
You can reset all times and unlocked levels back to locked by pressing the following buttons when viewing the level selection screen: R, L, Start, Select.
Download link for Pocket Raider
Size: 172 KB
Platform: any GameBoy Advance emulator