I never had nor played this game as a kid. My first time playing it was today, as a 41 year-old man. My 30 minutes of play today netted me some very short games. Those robots are difficult! Unlike normal games where you shoot something and then it's gone, you've got to shoot quickly and get away quickly for this game. After realizing the necessity of this tactic, the game was fun.
I'm not a race car driver, but Enduro can be used to describe something about me because, as its name suggests, endurance is part of it. I also owned the game as a kid and played it quite a bit. I never became involved in the normal team sports (baseball, football, basketball, etc.) that other kids became involved in, but I did get into running - endurance-type running. I have fond memories of my dad and I running together and of him being at my races. Aside from just enjoying running for its own sake, I've competed in many 5Ks and 10Ks over the years as well as one marathon and two ultra-marathons.
I never had nor played this game as a kid. I never owned the first River Raid either - not that I remember. However, I had played the first River Raid plenty when using a friend's cartridge. The the first River Raid has legendary status for various reasons, this one is still good. In fact, it is very good. I really like that you can now fly over land, use torpedos, and both take off and land on a carrier. The programmer did a good job of making several things possible through just a joystick and one button. After about 10 minutes of playing this game I started to get the hang of it. I think I'll be able to improve upon this score soon.