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Pitfall II: Lost Caverns

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
Commodore 64
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3.5
TRS-80 CoCo
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4.7
Arcade
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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 ZX Spectrum Big mouse
Pitfall II: Lost Caverns Apple II One of the screens near the beginning
Pitfall II: Lost Caverns Atari 5200 Making your way down a ladder...
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 Atari 2600 TheoryOfChaos (55)
Do more things besides collecting gold Atari 2600 *Katakis* (37691)

The Press Says

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 2600 Sep 02, 2005 A 100
TeleMatch Atari 2600 May, 1984 1 out of 6 100
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
Tilt MSX Jul, 1985 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Feb, 1985 5 out of 10 50

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Trivia

Pitfall 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.)
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