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Pitfall Harry's adventures in the jungle Katakis | カタキス (42793) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars
The best Atari 2600 game? Mr. E (4) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars
best game developed in 1982, it was on the top of the charts for a year Scott G (793) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

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The hit adventure game of all time on the video games systems is undoubtedly Activision's Pitfall. [...] I just can't get enough of this game.
Woodgrain Wonderland (Sep 11, 2017)
No, Pitfall! is not as sophisticated, graphically or playwise, as many of the games it would go on to inspire. But it doesn’t matter. Ninety-nine per cent of all popular culture disappears over time. It’s my opinion that Pitfall! will be the last game standing when all of the other hundreds of Atari 2600 games have been lost to history. A must-have game for Atari 2600 fans, video game historians and video game players, period.
Pitfall! is an extremely colorful game with graphics so good you'll really feel like you're in the jungle. The burning fires, slithering cobras and swinging vines are incredibly detailed. And effects like the wild Tarzan yell when you swing your vine across the snapping crocodiles makes this the best game from Activision yet.
Le Geek (2011)
While not my absolute favorite – that honor goes to Seaquest – Pitfall is one of the best games released by Activision, probably the highest praise one can give a VCS game. It was the only Activision title to get a direct sequel before the industry crashed in '84, and it is also a notable precursor to the platformer genre, later epitomized by Super Mario Bros.
Techtite (1999)
The premise sounds simple but it was actually very addictive. It helped of course that the music and vibrant color schemes made it one of the most visually stunning games on the system back in those days. The original game would lead to a less played sequel, which may have lost a little bit of the original game's charm, but it even had its own theme song, which was actually very toe-tapping. Yet no sequel could overshadow a game that to this day is one of the irrefutable classics in home video gaming.
Although Atari released a cartridge based on Raiders of the Lost Ark themselves, Activision's game is more action-packed and closer in "spirit" to an Indy-like adventure. The only thing missing is a giant boulder to run away from (although I suppose rolling logs will do just fine).
The Atari Times (Sep 01, 2003)
A guy named Pitfall. Deadly pits that open and close (for some reason unbeknown to science) at will. "Cobra rattlers". Logs that continuously roll for no reason at all. Fires that somehow stay lit when no one's around, and crocodiles that let you jump onto their heads. If you think about the above elements for a minute -- and being taken out of context -- you might realize how ridiculous it all sounds, not to mention how unlikely it could (somehow) be combined into not only a good video game, but one of the most highly revered classics of video game history as well.
Game Freaks 365 (Jul 05, 2009)
As you memorize the game and the order of the screens, it will become easier. Still, this game is going to take a long time for anybody to master, and it is one that many people are going to be entertained enough to pursue. If you have an Atari 2600 and you have never played this game, shame on you. It is relatively common so it will not be too hard to find or too expensive to buy, so, if you own an Atari 2600, you owe it to yourself to try this game.
The end result of this was that I was perfectly happy to test my ability to see how many screens I could cover while staying alive for 20 minutes. There were benefits to this. I was able to get some Pitfall Harry patch from Activision for sending a picture of my recording a score over 20,000. And I had a ton of fun playing the game. While I never reached the ultimate reward of a true victory due to my issues with scorpion-jumping, I found more than enough fun in that Pitfall! cartridge to keep me playing it for years after most of my Atari games were relegated to a box.
neXGam (Jun 27, 2013)
Auch wenn die Grafik im Vergleich zu heutigen Jump'n'Run Perlen mickrig wirken mag, so verbreitet Pitfall! doch auch heute noch einen großen Charme und kann sogar noch völlige VCS-Newbies in ihren Bann ziehen. Das fordernde, aber niemals unfaire Spieldesign und das einfache, aber unterhaltsame Gameplay lassen euch ohne Probleme mal eben eine vergnügsame Stunde vor dem heimischen TV verbringen. Auch der Sound verfügt für die damalige Zeit über eine hochwertige Qualität und wer zu Zweit vor der Glotze abhängt, darf sogar abwechselnd ran. Retroherz, was willst du mehr?
Retroage (May 21, 2009)
Dla posiadaczy Atari 2600, Pitfall! - Pitfall Harry's Jungle Adventure jest tytułem absolutnie obowiązkowym. Ten niemalże kamień milowy w dziejach elektronicznej rozrywki do dziś urzeka i potrafi przykuć do konsolki na kilka dłuższych chwil.
Retro4Ever (Sep 18, 2012)
Overall, Pitfall! is an excellent game that deserves my strong recommendation. Not only is the game pleasing to the eye, but it packs a punch when it comes to early home console gameplay. Each time I went through Pitfall!, I found myself trying to beat my previous high score. If you were talented enough back when this game was released, and were able to obtain a minimum of 20,000 points during your gameplay, players could send a picture of them by the television screen in order to receive a Pitfall Harry patch. Alas, due to the selected time frame of the offer, the reward eluded me. Fortunately for players, if you own an Atari 2600, you can pick up a copy of the game for just a few bucks.
JoyStik (Dec, 1982)
Pitfall is one of the best "quest"games available for the Atari VS system (others include Adventure and Riddle of the Sphinx). It combines skill, strategy and timing into a game that is always fun - and often frustrating - to play. Pitfall is game designer David Crane's sixth cartridge for Activision and is graphically stunning.
The Video Game Critic (Aug 05, 2011)
Pitfall is challenging at first, but eventually the action becomes monotonous - even mind-numbing. It seems like you're doing the same three things over and over again. Also, I've never been sold on the idea of those scorpion-infested underground routes. They're supposed to provide strategic shortcuts through the game, but there's no treasure down there and some lead to dead ends. Unless you map out the screens or have an excellent memory, you're better off staying the hell out of there. Pitfall is not as great as some of my friends remember it to be, but its classic status was never in doubt.
Oldies Rising (Oct 10, 2013)
Malgré le matériel graphique assez « primitif », l’excellente réalisation de Pitfall! inclut de lourds éléments tel que les clignotements ou scintillements –sur les trésors-, la gestion du multicolore ou encore des sprites vraiment bien animés pour un résultat assez bluffant. Alors certes, l'aspect sonore reste somme toute assez pauvre mais le titre de David Crane est issu d'une époque durant laquelle nous n’attendions pas d’un jeu qu’il nous émerveille avec sa bande son. Un soft à essayer obligatoirement!!!
Pitfall! is a timeless classic that can and should be enjoyed on the 2600.
80 (Oct 23, 2011)
Jen málokterá hra originálně vyvinutá pro konzoli Atari 2600 se stala tak slavnou jako legendární Pitfall! z roku 1982. Ve své době jej znal téměř každý fanda po­čí­ta­čo­vých her a ten, kdo jej měl doma, byl mezi kamarády stejně populární jako ten, kdo v téže době vlastnil závodní kolo Favorit. Není divu, že společnost Ac­ti­vi­sion, která hru vyvinula, prodala po celém světě více jak 4 milióny kopií této legendy a Pitfall! se stal druhou nejprodávanější hrou pro Atari 2600.
The Game Hoard (Apr 12, 2022)
With the tunnel systems adding a layer of exploration to the jungle journey and hazards that don’t stop being threatening even once you understand Harry’s movement, Pitfall! remains a game that can be fun for a quick session but one with enough depth if you go for the full set of treasures. Crossing the length of a screen only takes a few seconds and seeing how the hazards or enemies are placed on the next one keeps progress snappy while requiring a bit of thought so you can overcome the danger ahead. It’s an adventure that’s easy to return to, features a good metric for success that you can keep pushing to get better at, and includes a small batch of variables so grabbing all 32 treasures in 20 minutes feels achievable while still being a challenge.
VideoGame (Mar, 1991)
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