Pitfall!

Developer(s) Activision
Publisher(s) Activision
Designer(s) David Crane
Platform(s) Atari 2600 (original)
Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, ColecoVision, MSX, C64, Intellivision, Apple II
Release April 20, 1982
Genre(s) Platform
Mode(s) Single-player

The player controls the character (Pitfall Harry) through a maze-like jungle in an attempt to recover 32 treasures in a 20-minute time period. Along the way, players must maneuver through numerous hazards, including pits, quicksand, rolling logs, fire, rattlesnakes, scorpions, and crocodiles. Harry may jump over or otherwise avoid these obstacles by climbing, running, or swinging on vines. Treasure includes bags of money, gold and silver bars, and diamond rings, which range in value from 200

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0 to 5000 points in 1000 point increments. There are eight of each treasure type, with 32 in total. A perfect score of 114,000 is achieved by claiming all 32 treasures without losing any points. Points are deducted by either falling in a hole (100 points) or touching logs; point loss depends on how long contact is made with the log. Under the jungle there is a tunnel which Harry can access through ladders found at various points. Traveling though the tunnel moves forward three screens at a time, which is necessary in order to collect all the treasures within the time limit. However, the tunnels are filled with dead-ends blocked by brick walls, forcing the player to return to the surface at one of the ladders, and try to find a way around again, thus wasting time. The tunnels also contain scorpions. The player loses a life if Harry comes in contact with any obstacle (except logs) or falls into a tar pit, quicksand, waterhole, or mouth of a crocodile. The game ends when either all 32 treasures have been collected, all three lives have been lost, or the time has run out.

Patch Requirements and Score:

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If you score 20,000 points (or more) on any one of your adventures with Harry,you will be eligible to join this prestigious orginization.

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I think this must be the easiest patch to get. Many years ago I mapped the entire game on paper and was able to get a perfect score.

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