Hide Content
Description Edit | History

Pitfall! was created by David Crane, a programmer who worked for Activision in the early 1980s.

Crane also produced a popular sequel, Pitfall II: Lost Caverns the following year. It sold well, though not as well as the original. Unlike most games of its day, it had a definite ending.

In 1985, Activision licensed Pitfall! to Sega, which made an arcade version of Pitfall II: Lost Caverns. The game, which is now quite rare, is thoroughly remade with a first level resembling the original Pitfall! a second level resembling the caverns of Pitfall II and later levels that were completely original. This version was adapted for the SG-1000.

Pitfall! was also created for the Commodore 64 and Apple II using Activision Gamemaker as a demonstration of the game building software.

Pitfall! appeared on the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1987 as Super Pitfall, but was not successful and received poor reviews.

The series sequel, the popular Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure made its debut on the SNES and Genesis-Mega Drive systems in 1994 and also showing up on the subsequent Sega 32X system a short time afterward. The game was ported to the Windows 95 operating system and the Atari Jaguar the following year. Its most recent release was in 2001 on the Game Boy Advance. The Mayan Adventure was well known for having the original Pitfall! available to play on it.

In 1998, Pitfall 3D: Beyond the Jungle for the Sony PlayStation, featuring the voice of Bruce Campbell as Pitfall Harry, was released.

In 2004, a sequel was released for PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, and Xbox. It was titled Pitfall: The Lost Expedition, though it had many cartoony effects with tributes to the original Pitfall! The first two original games are playable in the game. A port of this game titled Pitfall: The Big Adventure was released for the Wii on September 23, 2008.

In 2006, the original Pitfall! resurfaced as a mini-game in Arcade's Murderworld in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance. There is a sequence where the player has to rescue Jean Grey from an arcade machine. The player has to go through a Pitfall!-type game in order to reach Jean and free her from the machine. In The Jungle Book for the SNES it was also a hidden mini-game.

Source: Wikipedia, "Pitfall!," available under the CC-BY-SA License.

Hide Content
More Information Edit | History
Hide Content
Linked Items Relationship: Video Games
Pg. 1
Video Game: Pitfall 3D: Beyond the Jungle
Rank 6535
Num Ratings 6
Average Rating 5.62
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 7
Prev. Owned 0
For Trade 1
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 1
Release Date 1998-02-28
Video Game: Pitfall II:  Lost Caverns
Rank 1934
Num Ratings 19
Average Rating 7.38
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 27
Prev. Owned 8
For Trade 1
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 7
Release Date 1983-09-16
Video Game: Pitfall!
Rank 2298
Num Ratings 106
Average Rating 6.27
Average Weight 2.00
Num Owned 122
Prev. Owned 42
For Trade 2
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 1
Comments 22
Release Date 1982-09-00
Video Game: Pitfall!
Rank N/A
Num Ratings 1
Average Rating 6.00
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 5
Prev. Owned 0
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 1
Release Date 2012-09-09
Video Game: Pitfall: The Lost Expedition
Rank N/A
Num Ratings 4
Average Rating 6.38
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 14
Prev. Owned 2
For Trade 1
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 2
Release Date 2004-02-18
Video Game: Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure
Rank 6169
Num Ratings 25
Average Rating 5.83
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 48
Prev. Owned 7
For Trade 2
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 6
Release Date 1994-00-00
Video Game: Super Pitfall
Rank N/A
Num Ratings 2
Average Rating 4.00
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 10
Prev. Owned 2
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 2
Release Date 1986-09-00
Updating...
Thumbs Up {{hidecontent && 'Display' || 'Hide'}} Content
Images
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No images found
Updating...
Thumbs Up {{hidecontent && 'Display' || 'Hide'}} Content
{{data.config.moduletitle}}
{{subdomain_data.subdomainname}}: [Edit Front Page {{subdomain}}]
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up {{hidecontent && 'Display' || 'Hide'}} Content
{{data.config.moduletitle}}
{{subdomain_data.subdomainname}}: [Edit Front Page {{subdomain}}]
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up {{hidecontent && 'Display' || 'Hide'}} Content
{{title}}
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No posts found
{{post.numpositive}} {{post.title}}
by
{{post.numcomments}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up {{hidecontent && 'Display' || 'Hide'}} Content
GeekLists
[Browse »] [Summary »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No lists found
{{list.numpositive}} {{list.title}} {{list.username|truncate:"10"}} {{list.numitems}}
{{list.lastreplydate|truncate:"10"}} {{list.postdate|truncate:"10"}}