Pitfall II: Lost Caverns is the sequel to the award-winning PItfall by David Crane and was developed and published by Activision in 1984 for 9 different platforms including Apple I...
Pitfall II: Lost Caverns is the sequel to the award-winning PItfall by David Crane and was developed and published by Activision in 1984 for 9 different platforms including Apple II, Commodore 64, Colecovision and Atari 5200. The following year it was ported to a few more platforms including an arcade version done by Sega.
Pitfall Harry is at it again and is on the hunt for the Raj Diamond. Making his way through the Andes, he will face many dangers along the way. This sequel is a side-scrolling platformer and plays much like the first one. The levels are a little more complex than before and there are many paths to explore and treasures to find. Harry can also tick checkpoints to start from should he die. Though Harry now has unlimited lives, making the game a little less frustrating. Lost Caverns introduces 2 new faces (NPCs) into the story and also features a soundtrack for the first time (impressive feat for an Atari 2600 game).
Lost Caverns was another slam dunk for David Crane as it did just as well as Pitfall! (if not a little better). Winning multiple awards and being one of my childhood favorites, it’s a must-play classic of the genre.
The Adventurer's Edition, the version for Atari 5200 and 8-bit, contains an additional level, thanks to the work of the programmer that did the porting. That's why we decided to publish this version. Have fun!
See Also: Legendary Game Designers: David Crane
Review by: Manu
Published: 14 October 2017 11:42 am
Atari 2600 version 0.9 - Language: English - Size: 1.26 Mb