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  1. Hi, I had a few hours of spare time and, based on my old disassembly from 2001, created a little hack of Pitfall!. This hack allows you to select one of 16 all new maze variations. Especially for those who have still fun in mapping screens and underground passages. Enjoy! NTSC and PAL-60 (with some small color adjustments) versions included. Update: The x256 version has 256 mazes and additional variety of the existing game elements. See this post for details. Pitfall!x16.zip Pitfall!x256 v1.20 (2017) (Activision, David Crane, Thomas Jentzsch) (NTSC).bin Pitfall!x256 v1.20 (2017) (Activision, David Crane, Thomas Jentzsch) (PAL-60).bin
  2. Well, so much for keeping up to date with my blog. Ah well, better late than never...although some may disagree;-) Pitfall! is the first of my two latest Patch conquests (worry not, my blog entry on the latter -Seaquest - will swiftly follow!) Would it be fair to say that Pitfall! is the Activision Atari game of which general videogame fans are most aware? It was certainly the only one I was certain of before finding myself on my Quest for the Activision Patches. With this in mind, I was going to save the playing of Pitfall! for my final conquest, as a kind of season finale, so to speak, but, well, I recently got a good deal on the boxed cartridge, and it just seemed to be calling out to me like a…Screaming Piha. This is a very loud jungle bird. I looked it up. I have dabbled in Pitfall! over the years. It’s a game I’ve always wanted to ‘beat’, as it were, as I knew Pitfall! has that that complete…able thing inherent to adventure games which followed in its illustrious wake. You know, Zelda…and stuff. Until the boxed cart deal, I’ve always played Pitfall! via emulator, and often on my phone, while waiting outside of shops for Mrs F, only breaking off to occasionally nod at other husbands who had also found themselves out in the cold. Sometimes not just literally. But - and I’m embarrassed to even type this - I could never really feel the pleasures of Pitfall! However, as with all games which are highly regarded but which I don’t initially like, I assumed it was just me, and so kept dabbling – outside of a haberdasher in the rain here, in the doorway of a shoe shop in the snow there, and so on. It took playing on the real hardware – again (see earlier blog) - to show me how stupid I’d been! I know, I really should know by now. With a real controller in my hands, I could sink into Pitfall!, I could feel myself fully enveloped in the adventure. I became Pitfall Harry! As you can see, though, I’m a cautious adventurer. I don’t jump until I’m as certain as I can be that I’m going to reach the rope, and I can never bring myself to jump over three crocodiles in swift, fluid movements. I instead stand on their heads and wait. And wait. And wait. And…when the crocs close their ever-so-formidable looking mouths, I finally make my move! I know that this is an approach that will cost me dearly if I ever try to get all 32 treasures, but for now, I’m just happy that it helped me get the Patch. The lesson here? If you want to feel that wonderful buzz of success, always keep your aspirations low! You can watch my Pitfall! adventure here:)
  3. I have been looking forward to doing this episode because Pitfall! is my all-time favorite Atari game. I remember loving it from the minute I first played back in 83. It was at my uncle's house and I remember that I didn't want to stop once I got going. It took my parents awhile to get it for me, but in the meantime I borrowed it from anyone and everyone that I knew that owned it. I did "earn" the patch but I discovered in those days it was really hard to take a good picture of a TV screen. Has anyone on here received one of Activision's patches? I actually thought about buying one some day since I did "earn" it. But I haven't found one for a reasonable price. Someday I'll probably get one. I'm not the only one, as from what I've read "most" people consider this to be one of the best Atari games ever.
  4. I recently opened a retro arcade in Central NJ and am offering customers an Atari 2600 to play. Unfortunately with the collection I picked up, all but ONE Activision game work (I have tried everything: 4 different 2600s that play my Activision games fine), my Colecovision Atari adapter, even a 7800 console. I also tried to clean these like crazy - nothing works. I am in need of a bunch of these games at a REASONABLE price. I prefer to buy them all in a lot, and thought you guys would be the best bet. The games I am looking for are: - Pitfall! - Megamania - Barnstorming - Chopper Command - Enduro - Kaboom! - Freeway - Keystone Kapers - River Raid - Decathlon - Boxing - Oink! - Crackpots - Frostbite - Pressure Cooker - Robot Tank - Skiing - Stampede I am also open to other games as well. Please PM me with whatever you guys may have. Thank you in advance
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