March 14, 2017

Atari 2600 - Pitfall!

Pitfall! The game that took Atari's everywhere by storm. The must have console game of  1982! Pitfall was a one player game that had you tromp-sing through the jungle, finding gold bars and swinging from vines. You could match your reflexes against snakes, crocodiles, scorpions, logs, tar, and quicksand. With subterranean caves and underground brick walls. And a race against time, no less. All in the quest for the Inca gold/high score! Pitfall is the ancient prototype of the side scrolling adventure genre (albeit in a side-panning method).

Actual gameplay may or may not feature rainbows.

One of the most memorable aspects of Pitfall! was the monophonic Tarzan yodel while swinging on the vine.

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