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Pitfall II: Lost Caverns (Atari 2600)

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You play Pitfall Harry searching for the Raj diamond, his niece Rhonda, and a variety of treasures somewhere in the Andes. Poisonous frogs, eels, scorpions, bats and other hazards get in the way.

Pitfall II is the sequel to Pitfall!, the original platform game. Gameplay has remained pretty much the same, with each screen presenting a side view of obstacles to get past, and potentially treasures to collect. The landscape is more maze like, with a variety of paths and dead ends to search. Along the way there are checkpoints the player will encounter. When the player dies, Pitfall Harry will be sent back to the most recently crossed checkpoint.


Pitfall II: Lost Caverns Atari 2600 Some bats flying overhead
Pitfall II: Lost Caverns Atari 2600 An underground river
Pitfall II: Lost Caverns Atari 2600 Watch out for electric eels in the water
Pitfall II: Lost Caverns Atari 2600 The starting location

Alternate Titles

  • "David Crane's Pitfall II: Lost Caverns" -- Alternate title

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User Reviews

The closest the 2600 ever came to an epic TheoryOfChaos (55) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Do more things besides collecting gold *Katakis* (37843) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

Digital Press - Classic Video Games Sep 25, 2004 10 out of 10 100
The Video Game Critic Sep 02, 2005 A 100
TeleMatch May, 1984 1 out of 6 100
The Atari Times Jun 09, 2001 95 out of 100 95
Techtite 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80


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  • Retro Gamer Magazine
    • (Issue 46) - #1 'Top 25 Atari 2600'
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    • May 1985 (Issue 1) - #56 'It's the Zzap! 64 Top 64!'

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Servo (55803) added Pitfall II: Lost Caverns (Atari 2600) on Apr 03, 2003
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