Pitfall II: Lost Caverns

Genre
Perspective
Theme
Critic Score User Score
Atari 5200
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ColecoVision
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3.7
SG-1000
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Pitfall II: Lost Caverns Arcade Title Screen.
Pitfall II: Lost Caverns Arcade Avoid the spikes.
Pitfall II: Lost Caverns Atari 8-bit One of the beginning above ground areas
Pitfall II: Lost Caverns Atari 8-bit Swimming by a waterfall

Alternate Titles

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

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

The closest the 2600 ever came to an epic Atari 2600 TheoryOfChaos (55)
Do more things besides collecting gold Atari 2600 *Katakis* (37896)

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Atari 8-bit Dec 11, 2011 A+ 100
The Video Game Critic Atari 5200 Nov 04, 2001 A 100
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Atari 2600 Sep 25, 2004 10 out of 10 100
TeleMatch Atari 2600 May, 1984 1 out of 6 100
The Atari Times Atari 2600 Jun 09, 2001 95 out of 100 95
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Atari 5200 Sep 25, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
Techtite Atari 2600 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jun, 1986 60 out of 100 60
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Sep, 1989 6.75 out of 12 56

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Maybe this game should be split... (Arcade, SG-1000?) 2 Terok Nor (20329)
Aug 07, 2015

Trivia

Awards

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

Related Web Sites

  • Cave map (A map of the entire cavern.)
  • Game Map (A screenshot map of the game)
Contributed to by Trypticon (9325), Kohler 86 (7287), Terok Nor (20329), Servo (55769), koffiepad (9993) and Jeanne (75491)