Pitfall! is a video game designed by David Crane for the Atari 2600 and released by Activision in 1982. The player controls Pitfall Harry and is tasked with collecting all the treasures in a jungle within 20 minutes while avoiding obstacles and hazards.
We’ll be playing five versions of Pitfall: the original Atari 2600, Intellivision, Colecovision, Commodore 64, and Atari 8-bit! Pitfall! received positive reviews upon release and is now considered one of the greatest video games of all time. It is one of the best-selling games on the Atari 2600, with over four million copies sold. It was the top video game on the Billboard charts for more than a year, inspired numerous sequels and ports across a variety of gaming consoles, and helped define the side-scrolling platformer genre.
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