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There aren't many adventure games for the Atari 5200, but this sprawling jungle romp is pretty much all you need! Pitfall 2 looks and sounds nearly identical to the 2600 version, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. You'll explore deep underground caverns, swim in rivers, and encounter all sorts of exotic creatures including monkeys, birds, and electric eels. From what I understand, there's an enormous hidden area that's exclusive to this 5200 version. Unlike the first Pitfall game for the 5200, there are no control problems to contend with. Pitfall 2 is fascinating and fun, but I must admit a "duck" button would have been a really good idea. The game employs checkpoints, and was one of the first to do so. Pitfall 2 is one Activision classic that truly shines on the 5200.
The 5200 version of Pitfall II is the same as the 2600 as far as game play. It has been upgraded graphically so that the trees look more like trees. The caves look more like caves and so on. The big difference is that this game really does contain "lost caverns". A second quest is accessed by completing the first. It’s not even mentioned in the instructions. A friend of mine, Jeff Adkins, brought it to my attention.