Review: Pitfall (Atari 2600)

By Drew Wilson

In this review, we check out the Atari 2600 version of the adventure game Pitfall. Is this game worth playing? We find out.

This version of Pitfall was released in 1982. Earlier, we reviewed the Atari 5200 port of this game. This game is almost identical to the Atari 5200 port, so if you want to know about the mechanic of this game, check out the Atari 5200 port review. This review will focus on the very few differences this game has.

The differences is simply cosmetic. The graphics are a little more pale, but otherwise, they are very similar. Since this version was released two years earlier, the quality of the graphics are quite good all things considered.

The sound quality is somewhat reduced, but the differences are rather subtle and seem to reflect hardware limitations.

Overall, this game is basically an earlier version of the Pitfall as seen in the Atari 5200. It’s a great game all around.

Overall

Furthest point in game: Made it two screens past the third crocodile pond.

General gameplay: 19/25
Replay value: 8/10
Graphics: 9/10
Audio: 3/5

Overall rating: 78%

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