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Description

You play Pitfall Harry searching for the Raj diamond, his niece Rhonda, her cat Quickclaw 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 in the form of red crosses. When the player dies, Pitfall Harry will be sent back to the most recently crossed checkpoint. The score is reduced based on the distance travelled to get to the cross.

As he explores Harry can collect gold bars which give him a 5000 points award. His total score acts as an energy reserve. If the score is reduced to zero then the game ends and the player must restart from the beginning.

Screenshots

Pitfall II: Lost Caverns ZX Spectrum On the edge
Pitfall II: Lost Caverns PC Booter Some treasure and a save point
Pitfall II: Lost Caverns ZX Spectrum You can fall down that hole or try to get past it
Pitfall II: Lost Caverns ZX Spectrum The starting location

Promo Images

Pitfall II: Lost Caverns Magazine Advertisement Back cover

Alternate Titles

  • "ピットフォールII" -- Japanese spelling
  • "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 | カタキス (40065)

Critic Reviews

TeleMatch Atari 2600 May, 1984 1 out of 6 100
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
Retro Game Reviews Atari 2600 Apr 24, 2016 10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars 100
The Atari Times Atari 2600 Jun 09, 2001 95 out of 100 95
Woodgrain Wonderland Atari 2600 Sep 11, 2017 A- 91
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
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Tilt MSX Jul, 1985 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Maybe this game should be split... (Arcade, SG-1000?) 2 Terok Nor (27205)
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)
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