Countless hours playing Pitfall 2.
So many fond memories, those were the days...
Punkydudester - 18/12/2014
Good game, I never beat these pitfall games but I am going to try again.
This game is a living legend for me. I've spent countless hours Pitfall 2. Very difficult and damn long game : I could never beat it. Even now, that I'm 41, I can still remember the game's music...
I loved Activision back then, but I'm probably one of the few who didn't jump on board the Pitfall bandwagon. Great for its time no doubt, but I can think of about 100 other games that are superior. Case in point: Star Raiders - which should be higher than this on the top 100 Rating here at Atarimania. Oh to the gentlemen that mention usually C-64 version were better except for Pitfall? No way. When programmers took advantage of the Atari graphics, the C-64 looked AND played ill in comparison. I think the only two games that were better on the C-64, originated on that platform: Racing Destruction Set & Pogo Joe
Actually the Atari versions are usually better. Look at the Lucasfilm fractal games, the Alternate Reality games, Dropzone, M.U.L.E, Rainbow Walker, Attack of the Mutant Camels, the Donkey Kong conversion, etc. No comparison.
There were only a few games in which I had to leave the power on overnight and this was one of them, due to the lack of a save game feature and overall length of the last level.
The Atari version of this beautiful game is better then C64's (often it is the contrary). In the Commodore machine the second part is missing.
If there was a downside to the game is that it didn't use the same enhanced graphics as its predecessor. Many of Activision's games in the early '80s were more or less straight ports from the 2600 version. Meaning there were only marginal enhancements, as opposed to the ones found in later, original games with great sound and graphics. It's still a classic, however.
The Adventurer's Edition segment of this game has got to be one of the most challenging exercises you'll face. I was never the type that had good timing and reflexes when it came to video games, so it was extremely challenging (and frustrating!) to complete this. The first half of the game would take me 20-30 minutes to complete, but the bigger part took me several hours! You have not only to be VERY quick in jumping, running, and dodging, but you have to memorize where all the various pieces are to complete it!
Seeing this game in an Atari shop made me sell upgrade from a spectrum to an atari 800!
While the original Pitfall was lacking in overall objectives, this one turns out to be an adventure of epic size. The first level alone would make a challenge but that is only the start....