History VideoGame / Pitfall

8th Jul '17 1:07:11 PM frogpatrol
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* AllThereInTheManual: ...why in the world are you trying to find a [[FunnyAnimal cougar that stands upright like a man]] in ''Lost Caverns''? Well, did you ever see the ''SaturdaySupercade'' cartoon that was out back during the 80's based on the first game? He was the TeamPet and his name was Quickclaw.



** Why in the world are you trying to find a [[FunnyAnimal cougar that stands upright like a man]] in ''Lost Caverns''? Well, did you ever see the ''SaturdaySupercade'' cartoon that was out back during the 80's based on the first game? He was the TeamPet and his name was Quickclaw.



* DungeonBypass: It's very possible in ''The Mayan Adventure'' to jump your way through the arenas where the second and third bosses are fought and get to the exit without triggering the boss fight (though this was removed in at least the Sega CD version.)

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* DungeonBypass: It's very possible in ''The Mayan Adventure'' to jump your way through the arenas where the second and third bosses are fought and get to the exit without triggering the boss fight (though this was removed in at least the Sega CD version.)
19th Jun '17 4:11:31 PM sarysa
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The only real sequel followed in 1984, also for the 2600; ''Pitfall II: Lost Caverns'' introduced elements like exploration, true scrolling, and an [[MickeyMousing interactive soundtrack]] that reflects how well you're doing. It also received an arcade adaptation by Sega in 1985, which was a hybrid of the first two games with two completely new areas added. ''Super Pitfall'', a loose remake of ''Lost Caverns'', was released in 1986 for the NintendoEntertainmentSystem. All that needs to be said about that game is that ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJEXpsDB2XQ has reviewed it]].

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The only real sequel followed in 1984, also for the 2600; ''Pitfall II: Lost Caverns'' introduced elements like exploration, true scrolling, and an [[MickeyMousing interactive soundtrack]] that reflects how well you're doing. It also received an arcade adaptation by Sega in 1985, which was a hybrid of the first two games with two completely new areas added. ''Super Pitfall'', ''VideoGame/SuperPitfall'', a loose sequel/loose remake of ''Lost Caverns'', was released in 1986 for the NintendoEntertainmentSystem. All that needs to be said about that game is that ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJEXpsDB2XQ has reviewed it]].
13th Apr '17 12:28:38 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ShoutOut: In the original game, Harry yodels like {{Tarzan}} when swinging on a vine.

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* ShoutOut: In the original game, Harry yodels like {{Tarzan}} Franchise/{{Tarzan}} when swinging on a vine.
3rd Feb '17 9:59:43 AM tropower
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* {{Metroidvania}}: Pitfall II may be the UrExample.[[note]]Which would also make it OlderThanTheNES.[[/note]]



* ThemeMusicPowerUp: In ''Pitfall II'' every time you grab a treasure or rescue someone a galvanizing, heroic, upbeat theme vaguely reminiscent of the ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' anthem plays. One of the oldest ones in the book, as it was the first console game to feature PSG music, in fact the only 2600 game to have a custom sound chip.

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* ThemeMusicPowerUp: In ''Pitfall II'' every time you grab a treasure or rescue someone a galvanizing, heroic, upbeat theme vaguely reminiscent of the ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' anthem plays. One of the oldest ones in the book, as it was the first console game to feature PSG music, and in fact the only 2600 game to have a custom sound chip.
28th Nov '16 6:21:37 AM MarcoPolo250
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A classic Creator/{{Activision}} franchise created by David Crane. The original ''Pitfall!'' was released on the UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}} in 1982 and established the foundations of the multi-screen {{Platformer}} genre: running and jumping over obstacles as you travel from left to right. The only real sequel followed in 1984, also for the 2600; ''Pitfall II: Lost Caverns'' introduced elements like exploration, true scrolling, and an [[MickeyMousing interactive soundtrack]] that reflects how well you're doing. It also received an arcade adaptation by Sega in 1985, which was a hybrid of the first two games with two completely new areas added.

''Super Pitfall'', largely a port of the sequel, occurred in 1987. It was on the NES and terrible. [[FanonDiscontinuity Let us speak no more of it.]] Besides, ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'' has said it all in his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJEXpsDB2XQ video]] on the game already.

The series was revived on the SNES and Sega Genesis in 1994's ''Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure,'' a fun if sloppy platformer in the same vein as ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' and ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim''. Two more revivals came later, this time in 3D: 1998's ''VideoGame/Pitfall3DBeyondTheJungle'' on the UsefulNotes/PlayStation, and 2004's ''VideoGame/PitfallTheLostExpedition'' on the UsefulNotes/{{PS2}}, UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}}, and UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube (and ported to the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} in 2008 as ''Pitfall: The Big Adventure''). All of these games include the original ''Pitfall!'' as an EasterEgg; ''Lost Expedition'' and ''Big Adventure'' contain ''Pitfall II'' as well.

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A classic Creator/{{Activision}} franchise created by David Crane. The original ''Pitfall!'' was released on the UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}} in 1982 and established the foundations of the multi-screen {{Platformer}} genre: running and jumping over obstacles as you travel from left to right.

The only real sequel followed in 1984, also for the 2600; ''Pitfall II: Lost Caverns'' introduced elements like exploration, true scrolling, and an [[MickeyMousing interactive soundtrack]] that reflects how well you're doing. It also received an arcade adaptation by Sega in 1985, which was a hybrid of the first two games with two completely new areas added.

added. ''Super Pitfall'', largely a port loose remake of ''Lost Caverns'', was released in 1986 for the sequel, occurred in 1987. It was on the NES and terrible. [[FanonDiscontinuity Let us speak no more of it.]] Besides, NintendoEntertainmentSystem. All that needs to be said about that game is that ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'' has said it all in his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJEXpsDB2XQ video]] on the game already.

has reviewed it]].

The series was revived on the SNES and Sega Genesis in 1994's ''Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure,'' a fun if sloppy platformer in the same vein as ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' and ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim''. Two more revivals came later, this time in 3D: 1998's ''VideoGame/Pitfall3DBeyondTheJungle'' on the UsefulNotes/PlayStation, and 2004's ''VideoGame/PitfallTheLostExpedition'' on the UsefulNotes/{{PS2}}, UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}}, and UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube (and ported to the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} in 2008 as ''Pitfall: The Big Adventure''). All of these games include the original ''Pitfall!'' as an EasterEgg; ''Lost Expedition'' and ''Big Adventure'' contain ''Pitfall II'' as well.
4th Jun '16 7:53:22 PM nombretomado
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The series was revived on the SNES and Sega Genesis in 1994's ''Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure,'' a fun if sloppy platformer in the same vein as ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' and ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim''. Two more revivals came later, this time in 3D: 1998's ''VideoGame/Pitfall3DBeyondTheJungle'' on the UsefulNotes/PlayStation, and 2004's ''VideoGame/PitfallTheLostExpedition'' on the PS2, UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}}, and UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube (and ported to the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} in 2008 as ''Pitfall: The Big Adventure''). All of these games include the original ''Pitfall!'' as an EasterEgg; ''Lost Expedition'' and ''Big Adventure'' contain ''Pitfall II'' as well.

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The series was revived on the SNES and Sega Genesis in 1994's ''Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure,'' a fun if sloppy platformer in the same vein as ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' and ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim''. Two more revivals came later, this time in 3D: 1998's ''VideoGame/Pitfall3DBeyondTheJungle'' on the UsefulNotes/PlayStation, and 2004's ''VideoGame/PitfallTheLostExpedition'' on the PS2, UsefulNotes/{{PS2}}, UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}}, and UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube (and ported to the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} in 2008 as ''Pitfall: The Big Adventure''). All of these games include the original ''Pitfall!'' as an EasterEgg; ''Lost Expedition'' and ''Big Adventure'' contain ''Pitfall II'' as well.
28th May '16 7:39:22 PM nombretomado
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The series was revived on the SNES and Sega Genesis in 1994's ''Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure,'' a fun if sloppy platformer in the same vein as ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' and ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim''. Two more revivals came later, this time in 3D: 1998's ''VideoGame/Pitfall3DBeyondTheJungle'' on the PlayStation, and 2004's ''VideoGame/PitfallTheLostExpedition'' on the PS2, UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}}, and UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube (and ported to the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} in 2008 as ''Pitfall: The Big Adventure''). All of these games include the original ''Pitfall!'' as an EasterEgg; ''Lost Expedition'' and ''Big Adventure'' contain ''Pitfall II'' as well.

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The series was revived on the SNES and Sega Genesis in 1994's ''Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure,'' a fun if sloppy platformer in the same vein as ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' and ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim''. Two more revivals came later, this time in 3D: 1998's ''VideoGame/Pitfall3DBeyondTheJungle'' on the PlayStation, UsefulNotes/PlayStation, and 2004's ''VideoGame/PitfallTheLostExpedition'' on the PS2, UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}}, and UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube (and ported to the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} in 2008 as ''Pitfall: The Big Adventure''). All of these games include the original ''Pitfall!'' as an EasterEgg; ''Lost Expedition'' and ''Big Adventure'' contain ''Pitfall II'' as well.
23rd Jan '16 4:04:58 PM nombretomado
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A classic {{Activision}} franchise created by David Crane. The original ''Pitfall!'' was released on the UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}} in 1982 and established the foundations of the multi-screen {{Platformer}} genre: running and jumping over obstacles as you travel from left to right. The only real sequel followed in 1984, also for the 2600; ''Pitfall II: Lost Caverns'' introduced elements like exploration, true scrolling, and an [[MickeyMousing interactive soundtrack]] that reflects how well you're doing. It also received an arcade adaptation by Sega in 1985, which was a hybrid of the first two games with two completely new areas added.

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A classic {{Activision}} Creator/{{Activision}} franchise created by David Crane. The original ''Pitfall!'' was released on the UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}} in 1982 and established the foundations of the multi-screen {{Platformer}} genre: running and jumping over obstacles as you travel from left to right. The only real sequel followed in 1984, also for the 2600; ''Pitfall II: Lost Caverns'' introduced elements like exploration, true scrolling, and an [[MickeyMousing interactive soundtrack]] that reflects how well you're doing. It also received an arcade adaptation by Sega in 1985, which was a hybrid of the first two games with two completely new areas added.
26th Sep '15 10:11:33 AM KingZeal
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* SoNearYetSoFar: Can happen in ''VideoGame/{{Pitfall}} 2''. You only need to pick up three things to finish the game: Quickclaw, Rhonda, and the diamond ring. The game automatically ends when you pick up the last one of these. Where's Quickclaw? Right below your starting position.
20th Sep '15 10:55:58 AM nombretomado
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The series was revived on the SNES and Sega Genesis in 1994's ''Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure,'' a fun if sloppy platformer in the same vein as ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' and ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim''. Two more revivals came later, this time in 3D: 1998's ''VideoGame/Pitfall3DBeyondTheJungle'' on the PlayStation, and 2004's ''VideoGame/PitfallTheLostExpedition'' on the PS2, {{Xbox}}, and GameCube (and ported to the {{Wii}} in 2008 as ''Pitfall: The Big Adventure''). All of these games include the original ''Pitfall!'' as an EasterEgg; ''Lost Expedition'' and ''Big Adventure'' contain ''Pitfall II'' as well.

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The series was revived on the SNES and Sega Genesis in 1994's ''Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure,'' a fun if sloppy platformer in the same vein as ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' and ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim''. Two more revivals came later, this time in 3D: 1998's ''VideoGame/Pitfall3DBeyondTheJungle'' on the PlayStation, and 2004's ''VideoGame/PitfallTheLostExpedition'' on the PS2, {{Xbox}}, UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}}, and GameCube UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube (and ported to the {{Wii}} UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} in 2008 as ''Pitfall: The Big Adventure''). All of these games include the original ''Pitfall!'' as an EasterEgg; ''Lost Expedition'' and ''Big Adventure'' contain ''Pitfall II'' as well.
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