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Activision Press Release (May 12, 2008):

    Activision Swings into Action with ``Pitfall: The Big Adventure'' For Wii(TM)

    SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 12, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today "Pitfall: The Big Adventure" for Wii(TM) is in development at Edge of Reality and will swing onto shelves this Fall. With more than 10 million Pitfall titles sold to date, Pitfall: The Big Adventure will introduce the franchise to a new generation of gamers while bringing a fresh Pitfall experience to long time fans.

    "Pitfall is one of the most legendary franchises in the history of videogames, so we look forward to releasing a new version exclusively for Wii," said Dave Oxford, Activision Publishing. "What could be more fun than using the Wii Remote(TM) to swing on a vine over blood thirsty crocodiles as retro-cool Pitfall Harry?!"

    Set in the Peruvian jungle, Pitfall: The Big Adventure combines the action of reptile dodging and vine swinging with clever puzzles. The game will feature over 60 levels spanning lush rainforests, creature-filled caves, and glacial mountains. Within these dynamic worlds, players will explore cavernous jungles, discover lost treasures, battle shamen, narrowly escape treacherous traps and outwit creatures using innovative, accessible game mechanics developed specifically to take advantage of the Wii motion sensing controls.

    "Wii is a natural and perfect fit for a Pitfall game, and it's been fantastic to revolutionize this classic franchise through the application of the innovative Wii game mechanics. It's a completely new experience for the gamer," said Binu Philip, President, Edge of Reality.

    Further information about Pitfall: The Big Adventure is available at

    About Activision, Inc.

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    Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands, Australia, Japan and South Korea. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's World Wide Web site, which is located at

    Contributed by Jeanne (76427) on Dec 19, 2010.

Print advertisement 03/1996:
    „Die schönste Grafik und die spannendsten Levels haben die Pitfall-Neuauflage an die Jump-and-Run-Spitze katapultiert!“ PC PLAYER

    Rasante Jagd durch die Welt der Mayas.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (246108) on Apr 09, 2010. - Game Boy Advance:
    Staying true to Majesco's re-release roots, Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure is a faithful port of the SNES original, although space constraints forced Majesco to omit the original Pitfall that was hidden in the 16-bit version.

    That's a small loss, though, considering that the main game looks even better than the SNES original, mainly because the GBA can display 511 different colors in character mode. That's almost double the SNES's maximum of 256 colors.

    Harry's lush jungle virtually breathes with life. The play control can be an adventure in itself, with Pitfall Harry Jr. taking his share of unintentional pratfalls. Patience and practice are virtues when surviving this particular jungle. A control oddity makes it too easy to cycle to one weapon while powering up another.

    Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure for Game Boy Advance is a jaw-dropping example of GBA's ability to deliver beautiful graphics. Controlling Pitfall Harry Jr. -- son of the Pitfall Harry from the Atari 2600 game that the SNES game was a sequel to -- you must venture deep into the South American jungle in search of adventure and treasure. Complex puzzles and challenging boss battles become more and more daunting as you progress further into the game's 11 vibrant levels.

    Filled with secrets and tests of manual dexterity, Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure is a classic adventure which looks better than ever on Game Boy Advance.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66667) on Jan 31, 2005.

Back of Box - SNES:
    Harry Jr.

    I've been taken captive by the spirit of an evil Mayan warrior. Need help right away!

    Continue journey as planned - through the rain forests and mines, past the waterfalls and ruins. But be careful... the Mayan empire is filled with deadly traps and enemies. Think fast and move even faster.

    Hurry! Time is running out...

    Pitfall Harry

    Swing from vines, soar off bungees and take a ride in an abandoned mine car as you venture through five action-packed worlds!

    Watch out for sinister gargoyles, deadly crocodiles, ghostly skeletons and lethal traps - like fiery pendulums and the wall of tongues!

    Animation by award-winning Kroyer Films! Soundtrack by Academy Award-winning Soundelux Media Labs!

    Hidden in the game is the entire original Atari 2600 version of Pitfall!

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69210) on May 23, 2004.

Back Cover - Jaguar:


    Pitfall Harry has been captured by the dreaded warrior spirit, Zakelua: Lord of Evil. You, young Harry Jr., must venture into the unknown, armed with only your trusty sling and your father's journal, to attempt his rescue. Keep your eyes peeled for objects that might help you as you sneak through the Mayan Jungle. Stay alert! One wrong move andyou're a Mayan munchie!

  • Enhanced gameplay not found in any other version.
  • Pulse-pounding jungle soundtrack recreated from the original score.
  • Over 2000 frames of animation created by Kroyer Films enhanced for the Jaguar.

    Contributed by Jeanne (76427) on Aug 10, 2003.

Back of Box - Sega CD:

    Adventure So Real, You'll Feel the Sweat!

    The legendary PITFALL! is back! Twelve years later, the classic returns with ground-breaking gameplay that'll rattle your nerves and leave you in a cold sweat...

    Join Harry Jr, son of Pitfall Harry, as he tracks an evil Mayan warrior spirit, to rescue his kidnapped father... Run, swing, skate and bungee through deep dark rainforests, raging waterfalls and Mayan templ ruins that reek of lethal enemies and deadly traps... until you face the master of evil - Zakelua.

  • Gripping Gameplay - Experience the danger of exploration in level after nerve-wracking level of secret regions and hidden escape routes!

  • Magical, Possessed and Relentless Enemies - Pit your skills against sinister Mayan spirits, hungry crocodiles, wicked skeletons, fiery pendulums, bottomless pits and more.

  • Feature Film-quality Animation - Award-winning KROYER Films jolts Harry Jr. to life with split-second reflexes and animated reations that often take you by surprise...

  • Pulse-pounding Jungle Soundtrack - Featuring authentic sounds recorded deep in the jungles of Central America by Academy Award-winning SOUNDELUX Media Labs.

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69210) on Oct 21, 2002.