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#26 jblenkle OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:35 PM

Wow! Is it just me or does this version seem extra hard? I can breeze right through the ColecoVision Pitfall 2.

 

EDIT: Grrr...just discovered the first couple of times I played I was playing a hacked version that had things in different places than I was used to.


Edited by jblenkle, Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:52 PM.


#27 roadrunner OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:02 PM

159,005


Edited by roadrunner, Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:05 PM.


#28 DT Kofoed OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:11 PM

Finally beat the game for the first time, 163-something-something-something, went to grab my phone from where it was charging, came back to a fried screen.

Sounds like Q*bert coming from my mouth!

#29 KaeruYojimbo OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:44 PM

For the music bonus: Snoopy and the Red Baron.

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#30 Gorfy OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:58 AM

Well, I took my first balloon ride, and collected my niece, but then the relentless attack of condors and bats reduced me to utter frustration (and a score of zero).  I can get the timing right on these things occasionally, but not in consecutive fashion, as I repeatedly return to the last "healing station".  I don't know if I'll continue trying, as the frustration-to-fun ration has become a tad unwieldy.



#31 Nathan Strum OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:07 AM

Well, I took my first balloon ride, and collected my niece, but then the relentless attack of condors and bats reduced me to utter frustration (and a score of zero).  I can get the timing right on these things occasionally, but not in consecutive fashion, as I repeatedly return to the last "healing station".  I don't know if I'll continue trying, as the frustration-to-fun ration has become a tad unwieldy.

 

 

That's where I got with it, too. I even stayed in one place for awhile practicing over and over, getting the timing right, but then I'd get tired of the tedium, zone out, and start dying again. Not sure if I'll try again or not.



#32 KaeruYojimbo OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:22 AM

I've never liked Pitfall II. Yeah, it's an amazing technical achievement, but it's a drag to play. How wrong is it that we're at week 6 and the game I've had the most fun playing this season is Donkey Kong?



#33 JacobZu7zu7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:41 AM

MODERATOR NOTE: Bonuses revised! instead of a possible +2, we can all possibly earn +6! 

 

1. Cliffhanger Bonus: Reach a score of 99,000 or more for (+2) bonus.

 

2. Solved Bonus:  Find Rhonda, recover the diamond ring and rescue Quickclaw to finish the game for an extra (+2) bonus points. A perfect game earns (+3)

 

3. Additional Bonus:  Post a pic. Pitfall II is noted for it's music!  Mention another 2600 game which features some special tunes & post a pic (+1)


Edited by JacobZu7zu7, Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:07 PM.


#34 JacobZu7zu7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:09 PM

Finally beat the game for the first time, 163-something-something-something, went to grab my phone from where it was charging, came back to a fried screen.

Sounds like Q*bert coming from my mouth!

 

 

I can put you down at exactly "163,000" if you want Mr. DT Q*Bert



#35 Nutsy Doodleheimer OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:40 PM

Pitfall 2 Lost Caverns: 164,370

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Rhonda

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Diamond Ring

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Cave Rat

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Calamity the Lion

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#36 troff OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:10 PM

For a bonus, how about Journey: Escape?  Don't Stop Believing!

 

 

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#37 S.BAZ ONLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:46 AM

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took a couple days to shake the rust off

 

I love this game!  this (and H.E.R.O.) is what got me hooked back into playing atari a few years ago.  i think the music makes it especially fun so i don't mind the tedium. 

 

my only complaint is that it doesn't give you a timer to score your speed-run   :(

 

i also thought the puzzle-element of Pitfall gives it an argument over the 2nd one...



#38 S.BAZ ONLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:49 AM

For the music bonus: Snoopy and the Red Baron.

 

great choice!



#39 jblenkle OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:55 PM

Pitfall II - 129,424

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Qualifies for the Cliffhanger and Solved Bonuses - +4



#40 Nathan Strum OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:27 AM

Forgot the #@$! rat last time. Did much better this time.

 

178,999

 

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#41 darthkur OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:48 AM

199,000

 

PF II.jpg

 

First time ever perfect game. :party:

 

 

 

Bonus: Man Goes Down

 

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Pretty cool bit of music on the title screen. It's a travesty that no one has finished programming this game. The original programmer obviously is never going to do so. Damn shame since it's such an addicting game.



#42 Nutsy Doodleheimer OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:05 AM

199,000
 
attachicon.gifPF II.jpg
 
First time ever perfect game. :party:
 
 
 
Bonus: Man Goes Down
 
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Pretty cool bit of music on the title screen. It's a travesty that no one has finished programming this game. The original programmer obviously is never going to do so. Damn shame since it's such an addicting game.


Awesome job darthkur!!! I knew you were the best at 2600 Activision games, especially from last year's patch quest! :thumbsup:

#43 darthkur OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:44 AM

Awesome job darthkur!!! I knew you were the best at 2600 Activision games, especially from last year's patch quest! :thumbsup:

 

 

Thanks. A lot of the Activision games are my favorites on the VCS.



#44 KaeruYojimbo OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:00 PM

175,961

 

(plus pics of Rhonda, Quickclaw and the ring)

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#45 Ramses OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:53 PM

Man, I almost forgot how rough that last section is. Those bats... Anyway: 105567. Got the girl, the ring, the mouse, and Quickclaw. I might give it another go later.

 

Also on the subject of music, I just so happen to have been working on a Pitfall 2 music arrangement the past few months. I've attached a small sample in case anyone might be interested. Maybe I'll post a thread sometime after it's done.

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#46 Ramses OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:54 PM

Music bonus: Tutankham had a few little tunes.

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#47 karokoenig OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:36 PM

Also on the subject of music, I just so happen to have been working on a Pitfall 2 music arrangement the past few months. I've attached a small sample in case anyone might be interested.

 

I like it a lot. Little bit shrill starting at 0.27, that could maybe be smoothened a bit around the edges. Otherwise: funny, but I was reminded of Monkey Island. There isn't any piece in any MI soundtrack that's too close, but to me, it has the same feel to it. A good thing.



#48 KaeruYojimbo OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:30 AM

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attachicon.gifPitfall II (1B) 169700.jpg

took a couple days to shake the rust off

 

I love this game!  this (and H.E.R.O.) is what got me hooked back into playing atari a few years ago.  i think the music makes it especially fun so i don't mind the tedium. 

 

my only complaint is that it doesn't give you a timer to score your speed-run   :(

 

i also thought the puzzle-element of Pitfall gives it an argument over the 2nd one...

 

Yeah, the lack of a timer in this one takes away the need to figure out the most efficient route. I didn't time my run, but Oyama's video is 13 minutes, so Pitfall II can actually be finished faster than Pitfall.

 

The main knock I have on it is, like a lot of Activision games, it's "memorize and execute." Nothing ever changes. Even H.E.R.O. on random is the same levels, just in a different order.



#49 keilbaca OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:44 AM

I was never a fan of either Pitfall game.

At any rate, I have to work the majority of the weekend, and I really don't want to end my voluntold work weekends with frustration.

 

I'll see you all next week. 



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Posted Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:24 PM

122 215 points.

 

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