Pitfall!, Activision’s Classic Jungle-Crawler, Relaunches On iOS 30 Years After Its Debut

Remember the 1982 Activision classic Pitfall! from the Atari 2600? It’s probably been a while since you played it, but that’s about to change. The jungle-crawler has been revamped and relaunched on iOS — 30 years after its first debut — promising thrilling new environments and twists on the classic gameplay that will “appeal to fans of all generations.”

The free-running adventure has been likened to titles like Temple Run. Your mission is simple: run as far as you can through ever changing environments with narrow trenches, dark caverns, and cascading waterfalls.

Escape the wrath of an angry volcano while collecting ancient treasures in PITFALL!, an adrenaline-fueled, free-running adventure set in a deadly jungle with twists and turns that will always keep you on your toes. As the iconic Pitfall Harry, test your skills by racing through jungles, caves and native villages while avoiding death-defying obstacles such as fiery volcanic flames, tumbling ancient artifacts, and narrow cliff side pathways. Challenge your reflexes by jumping, sliding, and using your deadly whip to take out classic PITFALL! foes like rattlesnakes and scorpions while avoiding the death grip of a crocodile’s jaw as you swing across ravines. Make sure to always keep a watchful eye as danger lurks around every corner!

Along the way you’ll level up and trade in your loot to unlock handy power-ups that will enhance your experience and “customize your wardrobe.” When you hit those high scores, you can share them on Facebook and Twitter to stake your claim as the king of the jungle.

Whether you played the original or not, Pitfall! on iOS is well worth a look — especially if you enjoy free-running games that are hard to put down. It’s a universal title compatible with all your iOS devices, priced at just $0.99.

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  • joewaylo

    Looks more like a rough draft. Are they going to give it some skin and detail?

  • James Locker

    I think that they wanted to give it some of the look and feel of the game from 30 years ago. My second game system after my Sears Pong Tele-games the Atari VCS. In the early Fall of 1977 I saw the first VCS unit in the S&H green stamp store catalog when I was in high school. My mother gave me her stamps and I had one of the first systems shipped from California. Thanks Mom :)

    I loved the original Pitfall game when it came out for the VCS from Activision in 1982 and played it on my old VCS system. But by this time I had pretty much moved to a Atari 800 from two years earlier and was being trained down in Boca Raton FL being trained by IBM to be a level 2 PC repair engineer. :)

  • thehighesttimes

    I just wanna say thanks to CoM for posting this and making me aware of this game. My mind will probably change in a few weeks and I’m not all that big on iOS games anyway, but this is the best thing I’ve downloaded for a LONG time (bar Cydia tweaks). I think the cartoony graphics are awesome on the iPhone’s retina display and the gameplay is much more rich than Temple Run.
    So. Fucking. Addicted.

    For this week, anyway.

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