Ten fun facts about Pitfall!


Fact 1
Pitfall! is the 2nd best selling game made for the Atari 2600. The first is Pac-Man.

Fact 2
The game was one of the longest Atari games made. No other games had hit the twenty minute mark.

Fact 3
In 2012, Pitfall! was released for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.


Fact 4
Arcade Express reviewed the game, in 1982, as "the best adventure game for the VCS". It received an 8 of 10 score.

Fact 5
Several sequels were created to Pitfall!. In 1998, Pitfall 3D: Beyond the Jungle was created, using the voice of Bruce Campbell.

Fact 6
It had all of the features of a side-scrolling platform genre, even though it did not scroll. It also had features of multiple levels of play.

Fact 7
The programmer of the game admits it only took him about ten minutes to draw out the game and about 1,000 hours of programming.

Fact 8
When the game was released, if a player scored above 20,000 points, they could send a picture of their score to Activision. They would then receive a Pitfall Harry Explorer Club patch.

Fact 9
To finish the game, you must collect 8 of each money bag, silver bar, gold bar and diamond ring. If the time runs out or all lives are lost, the game is over.

Fact 10
The game sold a whopping 4 million copies during it's release.


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An Activision video game made for the atari.

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