A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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It is the year 198X. Big hair is hot, and the war with the Soviets is colder than a refreshing glass of New Coke. RAD RAYGUN must travel the world fighting communist robots, and save the 1980′s by shooting his way through the decade in a totally fresh, expanded version of the original XBLIG game.

SUPER RAD RAYGUN pits Rad against a whole new wave of deadly enemies and locations – from the Communist strongholds of the Far East to strategically insignificant islands off the South American coast. But chill out, because Rad has gnarly new weapons, upgrades, and a revamped gameplay engine to help him out.

Ultra sharp 144p resolution graphics and 4 unique shades of monochrome off-green bring Rad Raygun to life, as only 80′s mobile technology can.

Super Rad Raygun is a nod to video games and pop culture of the 1980s and pokes fun at the politics of that era. It is a trip down memory lane for retro enthusiasts, while also incorporating modern systems and play mechanics familiar to today’s gamer.


Super Rad Raygun is a follow-up to the Xbox Live Indie Game, Rad Raygun. Led by Ronald Reagan and Dr. Yokoi (Dr. Y), Rad Raygun must save the 1980s from communist robots! While the original Rad Raygun had only five levels and limited upgrades, Super Rad Raygun includes over twenty levels, 3 modes of play, a new upgrade system, and a limited-energy mechanic.

As a play portable gaming’s limited battery life, Super Rad has a limited amount of energy to perform certain abilities, such as jumping, shooting, and dashing. When Rad depletes his energy, he must rest for a few seconds.

Throughout the game, Rad collects “bits” — these are a form a currency used to buy upgrades from Dr. Y. As Rad becomes more and more powerful, he consumes more and more energy, but thankfully Rad can upgrade his battery life (amount of energy) and his agility (time it takes to recover).


Thanks to itch.io, we're bringing you Super Rad Raygun DRM-free for the first time ever!  This build does not require Steam and does not feature Achievements or Leaderboards.


Buy Now$5.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:

SuperRadRaygun_Windows.zip 648 MB
SuperRadRaygun_Mac.dmg 677 MB
SuperRadRaygun_Linux.zip 667 MB
SuperRadRaygun_Soundtrack.zip 56 MB
if you pay $8 USD or more

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I can't even download the game. I have high speed internet but it stops downloading at 50mb. Not recommended game


Why can’t I claim this? It’s free but I can’t claim it, it only takes me to the download page. I don’t have access to pc right now because of what’s going on in the world currently.

Hey purchased the game a little ago! Love you guys, saw this game at Playcrafting back in 2014, glad I finally found it. What are the control scheme on Mac OS?

Awesome, thank you!  The game supports most USB gamepads, or you can use the keyboard.  You can customize the keys from the options menu, while in-game.  (I think) the defaults are WASD VHJU and P to pause.

Let me know if you run into any issues.


Just purchased your game ! Do you still give Steam key for the game ?

Hi Nsan!  Unfortunately, Super Rad Rayun is no longer available on Steam.  It’s sold exclusively here on itch.  Please enjoy the game, and let us know what you think!

Just finished the game! Really enjoyed watching Rad grow over the course of the story. There's oodles of charm in the jokes, character designs, and all the tiny details. I can tell you put a lot of work into this.

I found the difficulty a tiny bit hit or miss, but I might just be bad at games. I never got stuck for too long. I DID encounter one annoying bug toward the very end of the game, where if I exited the game and then hit continue again, even after saving, it undid all my progress. Other than that, I had a great time! Looking forward to whatever you do next. :)

Awesome!  We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the game, we certainly put a lot of work into it.  :)

Sorry to hear about the saving issues that you ran into.  We'll do some digging and try to reproduce it on our end.

Thanks for playing! 

Sweet! To be a bit clearer about the saving issue, since you're looking into it:

I was using the downloaded Itch.io version. I booted up the game to play through some older levels to get enough bits for upgrades before before I tried to beat the second-to-last level. The first time I exited and continued, I suddenly had the same number of bits as when I'd continued from my last save file. Went "Argh!", played through some more levels, then exited once more and had the same problem. It seemed to fix itself the third time around, when I decided to just grind enough to actually purchase the upgrades I wanted before exiting the game—the upgrades and number of bits were the same the next time I continued from my file.

It's possible that the game just doesn't save your progress after you finish old levels? In which case, er, consider this general feedback on changing that.

is there anyway to either change the keyboard controls or have a gamepad - im on macOS myself - but my keyboard is DVORAK set - so cant currently even play it

also gamepad support would make sense ;)


Hey Lewis,

The game supports most USB gamepads.  You can also configure the buttons and keys in the options menu.

Hope that helps!

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Hi RafiLinux,

Yes, open up the settings.config file in a text editor, then set <fullscreen> to True:

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You give a steam key if i buy there?

Yes, if you buy a copy of the game here on itch.io, it comes with a Steam key.

Happy SRR Independence Day! :D