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Pitfall! (A2600) game cover art
Platform: Atari 2600
Tags: Action, Platformer
Developer: Activision
AKA: Dschungel Boy (EU)

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Staff Reviews

Pitfall! review

Reviewed June 30, 2011

Rob Hamilton says: "Most screens have some combination of hazards for you to contend with: perhaps you'll have to swing across water on a vine while making sure you don't land on a barrel. Or that pond might contain a trio of alligators. You'll have to jump from one head to the next, making sure you're not on their mouth when it opens. Some ponds and quicksand pits are, I guess, magical and will appear and disappear. When they vanish, you can run across the screen safely, but if they return and you're in their part of the screen, you die."
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Reader Reviews

Pitfall! review

Reviewed October 31, 2003

retro says: "Very few people know and even fewer seem to care that Pitfall! is considered to be the first true 2D platforming adventure and one of the most revolutionary video games of all time; some even say it's the most revolutionary game ever made. Pitfall Harry is on a mission to find all the treasure he can in the eternity of 20 minutes; I guess you could call it a get rich quick scheme of the early 80's. Not only is Harry searching for lost riches, he's searching for it in the wild jungle of all place..."
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