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Poll: What is your favorite "Pitfall" game? (206 member(s) have cast votes)

What is your favorite "Pitfall" game?

  1. Pitfall! (2600, INTV, etc.) (81 votes [39.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 39.32%

  2. Pitfall II: Lost Caverns (2600, 5200, etc.) (83 votes [40.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 40.29%

  3. Pitfall II: Lost Caverns (Arcade) (1 votes [0.49%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.49%

  4. Super Pitfall (NES) (7 votes [3.40%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.40%

  5. Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure (Jaguar, SNES, etc.) (22 votes [10.68%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.68%

  6. Pitfall 3-D (PS) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Pitfall: Beyond the Jungle (GBC) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Pitfall: The Lost Expedition (GCN, PS2, etc.) (1 votes [0.49%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.49%

  9. Pitfall: The Lost Expedition (GBA) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. I can't decide. There are too many good choices. (3 votes [1.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.46%

  11. I don't really like any of them. (8 votes [3.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.88%

  12. I don't know. Never played a one of 'em. (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#51 Austin OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 6, 2010 5:17 AM

The original Pitfall was surely a pioneer, but I'm going to have to go with The Mayan Adventure. It's a great 16-bit platformer on its own, and you can access the original Pitfall, making it the best of both worlds!

#52 Cliff Friedel OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 7, 2010 12:21 AM

Pitfall II. It really was the pinnacle of early video game development and employed a lot of stuff you just didn't see in other games. Also, it was a lot of fun to play. One of my favorites.

#53 lastkill3r OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:18 AM

Can't decide. Too many good games.

#54 JacobZu7zu7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:46 AM

OK, who the hell voted for Super Pitfall?


It wasn't me.

But I have to ask some folks here, isn't NES's Super Pitfall
very similar game style to Pitfall II, just a bit slower and uglier?

I personally don't think Pitfall II is all that special.
The screens all look the same, endless timimg... and climbing up and down ladders... and its "sorta" fun but can't help but wonder why it got such rave reviews? There's no spontaneity to this game... it's slow, tedious and dull. With a bit of fun moments now and then (if you can have tons of patience).

I bought and played this first, on eBay about 10 years ago and didn't like it or even get what I was supposed to do (no instructions) and sold it back online, why u ask??
(it was worth more then $5 dollars) and I am a 2600 collector and I still didn't keep it!!

I got $16 dollars for mine *the cart was like mint shape* so I was happy to get rid of that ugly brown turd ;)

Just the past few days, with the use of a tip sheet, I was able to solve it, the same day I got the tips at the HSC.

There's no challenge left at all, I memorized everything in two days. Yesterday night, I got a score of 198,000. Perfect is 199,000.
-LAME! :P

SO, OBVIOUSLY I VOTED FOR - Original "PITFALL!"


WTF?! this topic n post is 3 years ago... I must have voted a while back lol. :twisted:

Edited by JacobZu7zu7, Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:57 AM.


#55 Jay Silverheels OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:11 AM

I had to abstain, since there was no choice for Super Pitfall (COCO3).

I had that as a young one, and loved it. It didn't have the graphic glitches of the NES version. Sure, it wasn't full screen, but to me, it was great playing a real platform game on my COCO that had in-game music and NES-like graphics. I finished it many times, without any kind of cheats. I don't know if there even are any cheats for the COCO version.

I agree that Super Pitfall is very similar in design to Pitfall II.

#56 theloon OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Oct 13, 2010 5:22 PM

P2..

Although I must be one of the few people who loved Super Pitfall. ANd yes, I beat it.


But, did you have the stamina to beat it TWICE? The hidden objects change the 2nd time around. I went for a third time and my hands got sore and nothing felt different from the 2nd time.

I respect where everyone is coming from - especially on an Atari centric forum. Nevertheless, the original Pitfalls never really did it for me. The later Pitfalls were not, really, er, Pitfall.

I wish the Atari games were more like this:
http://forums.tigsou...hp?topic=2398.0

Edited by theloon, Wed Oct 13, 2010 5:24 PM.


#57 Animan OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:13 AM

I will be honest. I never enjoyed any of them that much. While Pitfall 2 was decent, the games just never held my attention for long.

#58 Propane13 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:15 PM


P2..

Although I must be one of the few people who loved Super Pitfall. ANd yes, I beat it.


But, did you have the stamina to beat it TWICE? The hidden objects change the 2nd time around. I went for a third time and my hands got sore and nothing felt different from the 2nd time.


I did the same. And yes, I saw the same thing. During the third time through, it seemed exactly the same as the second round.
Can't remember if I beat it again, or if I said "well, that's good enough for me".

Nice to find that someone else was as crazy as I was!

-John

#59 Tr3vor OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:26 AM

Super Pitfall, its so bad and glitchy, that its fun to screw around and try to figure some of them out.

#60 theloon OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:59 PM

Well, it's deeply ingrained into the Internets that Super Pitfall fails. No stopping common opinion. 250 screens of free roaming platform action was pretty rare for its day though. It didn't push you through time limits. It didn't forbid old areas or force you to scroll right. You explored. You spelunked. Okay, you turned down the volume. The soundtrack was trying to pay homage to Pitfall II and kinda shouldn't have.

I still remember the awesome ZOMG WTF moments like the vulture teleporter or getting to the last area for the first time. Even the glitches are awesome. Finding out how to stand underwater and pass through walls was 'bout it beyond belief.

#61 lastkill3r OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:00 PM

Super Pitfall wasn't that bad!

#62 Propane13 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:14 AM

Well, it's deeply ingrained into the Internets that Super Pitfall fails. No stopping common opinion. 250 screens of free roaming platform action was pretty rare for its day though. It didn't push you through time limits. It didn't forbid old areas or force you to scroll right. You explored. You spelunked. Okay, you turned down the volume. The soundtrack was trying to pay homage to Pitfall II and kinda shouldn't have.

I still remember the awesome ZOMG WTF moments like the vulture teleporter or getting to the last area for the first time. Even the glitches are awesome. Finding out how to stand underwater and pass through walls was 'bout it beyond belief.


Yeah, I have a soft spot for this game too.
Seeing that vulture that turned around (which they don't do), and then not being able to shoot it... yeah.
I knew something was up. Then, jumping into it and teleporting was crazy!

I think my favorite moment was when I learned how to fall down the "waterfall" at the top, and land on a spider on the next rung down.
You'd die, but you'd start at the level right underneath, without having to climb through the dang thing.

I wonder if I still have the skills to play it now...
I have no idea where any of the keys are. Tho, it's forever ingrained in my head how to get to Stone Rhonda's world.

-John

#63 marlinlee OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Nov 3, 2010 9:22 PM

I'd go with Pitfall II on the CoCo.



I posted this video before I got my Multi-Pak Interface and Speech and Sound Pak out of storage. Without the Speech and Sound Pak there isn't any music.

#64 AtariLeaf OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 4, 2010 5:42 AM

Pitfall II (original console version). I didn't know it was ported to arcades! :o

#65 Propane13 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 4, 2010 7:26 AM

Um, if anyone watched the COCO video, you'll see that this version is poorly programmed such that you "can" jump over the RAT.
That's impossible by design in the 2600 version. This is fascinating.
Any other versions exhibit this bug?

-John

#66 Megaman Legends OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 1, 2012 5:25 PM

In cases of series I would usually say that the original game was the best in this case in my opinion it is

#67 Mr. Postman OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:53 PM

Where's the poll option for "other"?
I Vote for Monster Pitfall (Gamate).
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Edited by Mr. Postman, Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:55 PM.


#68 Miss 2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jul 3, 2012 7:04 PM

I'd go with Pitfall II on the CoCo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPlWrFm0IiA

I posted this video before I got my Multi-Pak Interface and Speech and Sound Pak out of storage. Without the Speech and Sound Pak there isn't any music.


Whoa! Can you get past that super fast rat on the 2600 version? I always thought it was impossible so you had to take the long way with all those birds and bats.

#69 marlinlee OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jul 3, 2012 11:06 PM

The CoCo version is the only Pitfall 2 I've ever played. So I can't say if any other versions allow this. It does appear to be a bug.

#70 thegamezmaster OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jul 4, 2012 1:24 PM

Hard to say as I liked Pitfall 2, Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure, and Pitfall: The Lost Expedition that has 1 and 2.

#71 Rhindle The Red OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:01 PM

Where's the poll option for "other"?
I Vote for Monster Pitfall (Gamate).

First of all, this poll is five years old. It's missing at least a couple of "Pitfalls", I believe.

Second, that game is *awesome*. I need me one...

#72 Mr. Postman OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 3, 2012 8:13 PM


Where's the poll option for "other"?
I Vote for Monster Pitfall (Gamate).

First of all, this poll is five years old. It's missing at least a couple of "Pitfalls", I believe.

Second, that game is *awesome*. I need me one...


Yeah, it's a pretty cool game. The difficulty is through the roof though, but that gives it "replay value" IMO. ;)

#73 voltron OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:17 PM

well i could only vote for intv pitfall since its the only one imhave played

#74 Protoplasym OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:16 PM

original on the 26 for me


I haven't played part II though... I wonder if it's more of the same quality, but with more levels?

#75 Pac-Fan OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 6, 2013 4:35 PM

Pitfall! II 2600/5200. I love that game so much! I wish someone would do a third version for 2600.

I like how on the 5200, after collecting all of the treasures, a secret passage opens and you get to play in an all new layout.

Does anyone know if the 400 version is that way too?






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