Pitfall. Did it end, loop, or randomly generate new screens?

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  1. flavio

    flavio Diamond Member

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    The old Atari game Pitfall. I never did figure out if that game had an ending.
     
  2. luv2chill

    luv2chill Diamond Member

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    That was my favorite game on the 2600... I wish I still had my console... it would be fun to dig out some of those old carts.

    l2c

    Edit: Heh, to answer your question... I can't remember. :confused: It's been a lonnnnnnng time.
     
  3. yakko

    yakko Lifer

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    From what I recall it had an ending.
     
  4. ApacheXMD

    ApacheXMD Platinum Member

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    i hated that damn game.. it's nothing more than jumping over those stupid alligators or magic resizing holes in the ground. Got boring after 5 minutes..

    but Battlezone! Now that was a game.
    Mrs. Pacman was cool too.
    Night Driver too (used the pong paddles as a steering wheel)
    And Combat for some multiplayer goodness
    And Centipede and Qbert.
    ah i love my 2600

    -patchy
     
  5. Xomon

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    I recently bought an old Atari 800. A few nights ago I played Millipede for hours and managed to get quite a high score. I wonder if I can get Pitfall? Probably on Ebay somewhere. That used to be my favorite game, we used to have an Atari 400 when I was little.
     
  6. TallBill

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    i believe it had an ending... not entirely sure tho... it definitly got harder
     
  7. flavio

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    I actually played Pitfall for a real long time once and mapped out each screen on paper to see if there was a pattern repeating. I wanted to see if I had looped around at some point. I never came up with anything though.

    a lot of those games never ended though. You could play space invaders or asteroids for days as long as you had lives left.

     
  8. cavingjan

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    The screens were not randomly generated. I actually mapped out all of the screens. I think there were only 12 different types. And it did loop from one end to the other. I just don't remember whether picking up all the treasure did anything special. I don't think it did. I still have my atari 2600 so I guess I could hook it back up and play for a day and tell you.
     
  9. creedog

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    pitfall two was so much better, It actually seemed to have a plot.

    I still have my 2600 and all my games..btw

    and river raid was one of the best

    although there was one space fighting game that used the touch pad for navigation and what not, that was a really cool game
     
  10. flavio

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    River Raid was awesome! Did that have an end? For me it just got insanely hard after awhile, no matter how good you were.
     
  11. FelixDeCat

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    Pitfall was an extremely fustrating biatch to play!! I never finished it as I was soon enthralled by my brand new VIC20.

    I even took a picture of the television screen to record my high score for a free tshirt. I never got it! Damn you ATARI !:(

    BTW Creedog, the game with the touch paid was STAR RAIDER. I bought it for $40.00 with my own money (I started working when I was 12 and never stopped):Q
     
  12. cavingjan

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    Felix: of course you never got a shirt from Atari ;) That was Activisions little deal and I never got my shirt from them either but that was for another game.
     
  13. mithrandir2001

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    The maps on Pitfall were not random and they did loop. I remember playing the game when I was 11-12 and couldn't tear myself away from the TV. For a game that is nearly 20 years old, it was quite captivating because it gave the illusion that you were traversing through a fantasy world.
     
  14. crypticlogin

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    Somewhere on the net is a site that chronicles high scores in video games, especially classic console and arcade games. One article I read mentioned that some guy had scored a perfect score on Pitfall by clearing all hazards, not dying, and going to every screen (including some secret screens? not too sure on this one). That's impressive... or foolhardy, take your pick. ;)
     
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    Oh man, that pitfall perfection group is scary.