Pitfall!

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Pitfall!Graphics: 3
Sound: 2
Replay Value: 3
Notes: 1-player game; same as Atari 2600 version
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Overall, while Pitfall! is an awesome game on the Atari 2600, it comes up short on Intellivision. Part of this is due to difficult control of Harry. Also, the graphics and sound seem to be nothing more than a straight port of the Atari game. Once you remember where the treasures are (or draw a map), this game doesn't hold up very well. Yes, it is a classic, and probably one of the reasons Activision still exists today. But still, I think this game could have been much better on the Intellivision.




ROM No ROM variants have been identified.
Box So far, three variations have been found.
Manual Three variants have been identified.
Overlays Two different overlay variations are known to exist.
Label To date, three labels have been recorded.
Easter Eggs No Easter Eggs have been found.




A total of three Pitfall! box variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Pitfall! Box (Activision M-002-02) Activision M-002-02 1982 U.S.A.  
Image not available. Activision EM-002-02 1982 U.S.A. International Edition—text in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish;
Pitfall! Box (Digiplay) Digiplay N/A None   Digiplay logo on box; no part number or copyright apparent; trayless pocket; manual and overlays in separate slots




A total of three Pitfall! manual variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Pitfall! Manual (Activision M-002-03) Activision M-002-03 1982 U.S.A.  
Image not available. Activision EM-002-03 1982 U.S.A. International Edition; instructions in English, German, French, Italian, and Spanish
Pitfall! Manual (Digiplay) Digiplay N/A None Brazil Digiplay edition; no part number or copyright apparent




A total of two Pitfall! overlay variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Pitfall! Overlay (Activision M-002-05) Activision M-002-05 1982 U.S.A.  
Pitfall! Overlay (Digiplay) Digiplay N/A None   Activision copyright info removed, but logo remains; image submitted by Hankster)




A total of three Pitfall! label variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Pitfall! Label (Activision M-002-04) Activision M-002-04 1982    
Pitfall! Label (Digiplay) Digiplay N/A None   No origin or copyright info; ™ upper right; standard Mattel cartridge shell; large dark green label with slightly rounded corners
Image not available. Digiplay N/A None   No origin or copyright info; ™ upper right; standard Mattel cartridge shell; large light blue label with slightly rounded corners; spotted in eBay auction




Title Screen Title screen for Pitfall!.
Tarzan Would Be Proud Somewhat disappointing port. Activision proved that the Intellivision could almost exactly reproduce the Atari 2600.




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