Pitfall! is the Retro Game of the Day for 20 April, 2016

From Wikipedia:

Pitfall! is a platform video game designed by David Crane and released by Activision for the Atari 2600 in 1982. In the game, the player controls Pitfall Harry, and is tasked with navigating a jungle and collecting treasures while avoiding obstacles and hazards, with limited time to complete the game.

Still one of the defining games of the Atari 2600 age and one of the few games from that console to make a significant impact in the history of gaming, it’s a game I still enjoy loading up every once in a while to make a run through.  It’s simple yet very enjoyable and a very short game that pulls you back in to find better paths through the game via the various underground shortcuts (tempered by the annoying scorpion that follows you and demands a very precise jump) and more ways to earn a better score and still holds up very well today.

 

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