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DescriptionYou 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.
- "David Crane's Pitfall II: Lost Caverns" -- Alternate title
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|The closest the 2600 ever came to an epic||Atari 2600||TheoryOfChaos (55)|
|Do more things besides collecting gold||Atari 2600||*Katakis* (37485)|
The Press Says
|TeleMatch||Atari 2600||May, 1984||1 out of 6||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|
|The Video Game Critic||Atari 8-bit||Dec 11, 2011||A+||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|
|TeleMatch||Commodore 64||Nov, 1984||2 out of 3||67|
|Sinclair User||ZX Spectrum||Feb, 1985||5 out of 10||50|
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TriviaPitfall II: Lost Caverns was named #1 in the “Top 25 Atari 2600” Games poll in Retro Gamer Magazine (Issue 46).
Related Web Sites
- Cave map -- A map of the entire cavern.
Atari 2600 Credits